Category Archives: Law

Liability to former insurance company after sale of vehicle

Someone recently drew my attention via Facebook to this article. The scenario described is as follows: A motorcycle rider sold his motorcycle; He did not cancel his insurance policy; The buyer did not obtain his own insurance; The buyer caused an … Continue reading

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Don’t believe the hype

There has been some excitement in the news and on blogs recently about so-called “hyper injunctions”. These are a development of a type of court order requiring the injuncted information to be kept secret – colloquially, the “gagging order”. The … Continue reading

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Ticket touts

I heard Lord Coe, Chairman of the London 2012 Olympic organising committee, on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme this morning. He was talking about how there is going to be a crackdown on people seeking to resell 2012 Olympic … Continue reading

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Votes for prisoners

Having been following this issue in the news and having read some interesting comments about it on Twitter recently, I thought that I would have a think in more detail about what my position is on the issue of the … Continue reading

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Schrödinger’s cat and the conditional fee arrangement

It has been reported this week that in MGN Ltd v UK the European Court of Human Rights has held that a large percentage uplift of legal costs by way of success fee, payable by the losing party in a … Continue reading

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Could Wikileaks have an inducing breach of contract claim?

I don’t normally write about law stuff on here (indeed, lately, I don’t write about much at all!), but a question raised on Twitter today by @CharonQC moved me to give some thought to the question of whether governmental pressure … Continue reading

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Libel reform?

I’m starting to come around to the idea that libel law may be being misused on occasion. Initially, I had assumed that the libel reform campaign was all a put-up job by the press and various ego-maniac authors and smug … Continue reading

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Twitter joke trial

So it’s the appeal on the #TwitterJokeTrial tomorrow (details here). It is interesting how when discussing Mr Chambers’ original twitter posting, many are careful to refer to it as “ill-conceived”, “misjudged”, and/or “admittedly not very funny”, before going on to … Continue reading

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