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Security for Costs in a Defamation Action

Courts have long stood firm that poverty (alone) should not deprive a person of seeking appropriate relief through the Courts, even if they might not be able to pay costs should they lose.  895 more words

Civil Litigation

Ignore an Arbitration Clause at Your Peril

Martin CJ has published reasons which should serve as a reminder of the potential consequences of ‘ignoring’ or commencing proceedings in breach of an arbitration clause contained in a contract. 120 more words

Civil Litigation

Compensation for Revenge Porn

Incidents of so-called ‘revenge porn’ have been increasing in recent years, usually after an acrimonious break up.

In  a first for Western Australia, newly minted Justice Mitchell took the step of awarding equitable compensation for what is colloquially known as ‘revenge porn’.  575 more words

Civil Litigation

Ukip hires City barrister to keep 'bad stuff' hidden, leaked documents reveal

The revelation is damaging for UKIP chief Nigel Farage, who tries to present his party as a ‘people’s army’ which does not indulge in typical Westminster spin… 390 more words

UKIP

Federal Appeals Court Upholds BRCA1/2 Decision Against Myriad Genetics

Source: Genome Web

Dec 17, 2014

NEW YORK – The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today upheld an earlier decision denying Myriad Genetics’ request for an injunction against Ambry Genetics to prevent it from marketing a BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene test. 341 more words

Patent

Anton Piller KG v Manufacturing Processes Ltd [1975] EWCA Civ 12 | 8 December 1975

ON 8 DECEMBER 1975, the England and Wales Court of Appeal delivered Anton Piller KG v Manufacturing Processes Ltd & Ors EWCA Civ 12 (08 December 1975). 120 more words

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