UNITED KINGDOM

Could the UK Supreme Court decision cause the demise of global Frand licensing?
Could the UK Supreme Court decision cause the demise of global Frand licensing?

A recent decision by the UK Supreme Court on Frand licences may initially appear to favour owners of standards essential patents and stimulate global Frand licensing, but could in the longer term have the opposite effect...

By Tim Ball 23 Sep 2020

GLOBAL

Remote-work visas will shape the future of work, travel and citizenship
Remote-work visas will shape the future of work, travel and citizenship

Smaller countries have been competing for tourists for years. New remote work visas suggest they are now competing for citizens...

By Dave Cook 7 Sep 2020

GLOBAL

UN ruling could be a game-changer for climate refugees and climate action
UN ruling could be a game-changer for climate refugees and climate action

The recent ruling by the United Nations that governments cannot return people to countries where their lives might be threatened by climate change is a potential game-changer...

By Yvonne Su 29 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

Litigation funding set to increase as asset class becomes mainstream
Litigation funding set to increase as asset class becomes mainstream

Litigation funding is becoming a mainstream asset class with the market set to double in the next five years, predicts Dilip N Massand of Legal Ventures...

22 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Copyright law does not protect the taste of cheese
Copyright law does not protect the taste of cheese

"Blessed are the cheesemakers", runs the famous line from the Monty Python film Life of Brian. But a recent court case gives the lie to the notion that manufacturers of cheese have fortune on their side...

By Estelle Derclaye 22 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Plain packaging for tobacco: what other countries can learn from the UK's experience
Plain packaging for tobacco: what other countries can learn from the UK's experience

Bans on tobacco advertising, promotion, sponsorship and open display in shops in the UK encouraged tobacco companies to make the pack the hero. So they opposed plain packaging and claimed there was no evidence...

By Nathan Critchlow and Danielle Mitchell 4 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Why France banned meat names for vegetarian alternatives
Why France banned meat names for vegetarian alternatives

France recently passed an amendment to its Agriculture Bill. It prohibits any product that is largely based on non-animal ingredients from being labelled like a traditional animal product...

By Malte B. Rödl 1 Jun 2018

UNITED KINGDOM

Volkswagen in UK court over 'dieselgate'
Volkswagen in UK court over 'dieselgate'

Thousands of British Volkswagen car owners took their compensation battle to London's High Court on Tuesday over the emissions-cheating "dieselgate" scandal that has plagued the German carmaker...

28 Mar 2018

UNITED KINGDOM

21st Century Fox/Sky takeover thrown into doubt by UK regulator
21st Century Fox/Sky takeover thrown into doubt by UK regulator

LONDON, UK: Britain's competition regulator provisionally ruled Tuesday that a planned takeover of pan-European satellite TV giant Sky by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox entertainment group was "not in the public interest"...

24 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

British American Tobacco facing Africa fraud probe
British American Tobacco facing Africa fraud probe

British American Tobacco is being investigated for possible fraud regarding company activities in Africa, it announced on Tuesday...

3 Aug 2017

UNITED KINGDOM

Ex-Barclays CEO appears in court over fraud charges
Ex-Barclays CEO appears in court over fraud charges

Former Barclays chief executive John Varley appeared in a London court on Monday over fraud accusations, the first time a boss of a global bank has faced charges arising from the 2008 financial crisis...

5 Jul 2017

GLOBAL

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Daily Mail pays Melania Trump damages over escort claim

Britain's Daily Mail newspaper apologised to US First Lady Melania Trump and agreed to pay her damages over an article that included allegations that she worked as an escort in the 1990s. ..

18 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Guidance from the UK for SA insurers regarding fraudulent claims
Guidance from the UK for SA insurers regarding fraudulent claims

The Hayward v Zurich Insurance Company PLC 2015 decision by the England and Wales Court of Appeal relating to insurance fraud has now been overturned on appeal by the UK Supreme Court. This appeal judgment sets an important precedent for the law relating to insurance fraud and will undoubtedly have an impact on the South African insurance industry.

By Willie van Wyk and Philene Spargo 19 Sep 2016

UNITED KINGDOM

British police question Piers Morgan over phone hacking
British police question Piers Morgan over phone hacking

LONDON, UK: British police questioned Piers Morgan in connection with a phone hacking investigation, the television host and journalist said...

24 Apr 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation
Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Pistorius advert gets most complaints ever in Britain
Pistorius advert gets most complaints ever in Britain

LONDON, UK: An advertisement making light of the trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius received by far the most complaints ever in Britain, the advertising watchdog said on Friday...

23 Feb 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

UK tabloid prints phone-hacking apology, increases claims fund
UK tabloid prints phone-hacking apology, increases claims fund

LONDON, UK: The owner of Britain's Daily Mirror tabloid made a public apology on Friday for phone-hacking by its journalists and said the fund to cover compensation claims is being increased...

16 Feb 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

British MPs call for internet ban on anti-Semitism
British MPs call for internet ban on anti-Semitism

LONDON, UK: British lawmakers have called for people who post racist and anti-Semitic comments online to be banned from social media sites following an upsurge in abuse...

12 Feb 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

WikiLeaks site slams costs of policing Assange
WikiLeaks site slams costs of policing Assange

LONDON, UK: WikiLeaks launched a website on Friday to condemn the costs to Britain of policing the group's founder Julian Assange...

9 Feb 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

WikiLeaks accuses Google of handing over emails to US government
WikiLeaks accuses Google of handing over emails to US government

LONDON, UK: WikiLeaks has accused Google of handing over the emails and electronic data of its senior staff to US authorities, and not notifying them of this for almost three years...

27 Jan 2015



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