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Constructive trusts and commonwealth harmonisation

By Phillip Patterson   Precedent, the Privy Council and Commonwealth harmonisation This article considers how a series of cases regarding the recovery of bribes and secret commissions has provided a useful demonstration of the practical impact of the rules of common law precedent. The last of those cases also offers useful guidance to practitioners preparing […]


Homelessness and the meaning of “other violence” by Marc Samuels

A recent Court of Appeal decision has the potential to widen the scope of persons owed duties under the homelessness legislation. In Rehana Hussain v The London Borough of Waltham Forest [2015] EWCA Civ 14, the Court of Appeal held that “other violence” (which can form the basis of a homelessness application) has a wider […]


Common law rights and the Human Rights Act

  Richard Clayton QC explains why human rights as developed by the common law are no substitute for Human Rights Act which the academic journal, Public Law, has published in January 2015. Analysis


Timothy Straker QC – Electoral Conference 2015

Timothy Straker QC delivers Election law talk at the Solace Election Conference 2015, a full copy of the talk can be downloaded below.   Electoral Conference January 2015


Is Infringement of a Foreign Patent akin to Highway Robbery?

By Jane Lambert   Patents: Les Laboratoires Servier and another v Apotex Inc and others [2014] UKSC 55, [2014] 3 WLR 1257, [2014] WLR(D) 452, [2014] BUS LR 1217, UK Supreme Court In Everet v. Williams (1893), 9 L.Q. Rev. 197, the highwayman John Everet sued his partner in crime Joseph Williams “for discovery, an […]


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