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The legal system took a step forward this month in embracing social media, in a Guidance document issued by the Courts which deals with the use of “live text-based communications” in Court.
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In ACD (Landscape Architects) Ltd v Overall & Anor  EWHC 3362 (TCC) (15 December 2011) the defendants (“Overall”) were faced with an application by the Claimant (“ACD”) to strike out Overall’s counterclaim in respect of ACD’s alleged professional negligence.
In the recent case of Hodgson & Another v Isaac & Another  EWPCC 37, the court was asked to consider whether a screenplay infringed the copyright of a pre-existing biographical work.
Fans of reality TV will be familiar with the BBC programme The Dragons’ Den, whereby up-and-coming entrepreneurs attempt to convince a panel of wealthy and successful businessmen and women to invest in their products or businesses.
The Claimant in the case of Chaudhary v Yauvuz had built an external stairway in the alleyway which belonged to his neighbour and had in fact removed the internal stairway at his property. A formal deed of easement, which would have granted rights of access over the alleyway, was not entered into and the Claimant took no further action to protect the right to access over the neighbour’s alleyway to the stairway.
In the recent case of London Tara Hotel Ltd v Kensington Close Hotel Ltd, the Court of appeal has confirmed the use of prescriptive rights to acquire rights of way over neighbouring land.
Commencing Court Proceedings or other formal proceedings against a party who you are in dispute with can sometimes seem like a daunting prospect. It might seem as if you are about to embark on a process which will cost you in terms of legal fees and your own valuable time.