Tag Archives: Chris Buck

Commercial contracts: the drafting and inclusion of express terms

With two judgments recently delivered in the Supreme Court, it is important to consider the consequences for lawyers drafting or negotiating, and advising on commercial contracts. Drafting The drafting of commercial contracts – especially in relation to clauses that would … Continue reading

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Groundless threats for infringement of intellectual property rights

To sue or not to sue? What does or doesn’t amount to a threat is judged and decided objectively. It is reviewed on the basis of whether an ordinary person – in the position of the claimant – would interpret … Continue reading

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Which Kylie Should Be So Lucky, Lucky, Lucky?

Australia’s Kylie Minogue has launched a legal battle against America’s Kylie (Jenner) after the latter tried to trademark their shared first name. As they prepare to go head to head, we take a look at the importance of trade marks … Continue reading

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The potential implications on new and existing contracts and disputes if the UK leaves the EU

On Thursday 23rd June 2016, there will be a referendum to decide whether Britain should remain in the European Union. If the UK opts out and leaves the EU, we look at the potential implications on new and existing contracts … Continue reading

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After a century, the Supreme Court has reset and clarified the penalty rule

Many contracts include liquidated damages provisions agreed upon by all parties to the contract. Liquidated damages are an agreed sum which becomes payable upon breach of the contract by one of the parties to it. The general rule is that … Continue reading

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