Most people will be aware of Intellectual Property – for example, patents, trade marks and copyright to name some of the most well known IP rights. But did you know that today, 26 April, is World Intellectual Property Day?!
‘Facebook’ dismissal was fair for an employee who had posted vulgar comments about a female colleague
In the recently decided case of Teggart v TeleTech UK Limited NIIT 00704/11 the Northern Ireland industrial tribunal held that an employee who posted vulgar comments about a colleague on his Facebook page was fairly dismissed.
In a recent case, Tallington Lakes Limited –v- South Kesteven District Council  EWCA civ 443, Tallington Lakes Limited sought to appeal the decision of a lower court to refuse to restrain the presentation of a winding up petition by South Kesteven District Council.
The Court of Appeal recently heard an appeal concerning permission to change an expert witness shortly before trial began (Guntrip v Cheney Coaches Limited  EWCA Civ 392). The matter concerned a coach driver who brought proceedings against his employer for negligence and breach of statutory duty.
The Judicial Office issued a press release on 30 March 2012 concerning a new pilot scheme for mediation in the Court of Appeal. The scheme will form part of CAMS (Court of Appeal Mediation Scheme) and runs for a year from 2 April 2012.
In the case of Citation Plc v Ellis Whittam Limited  EWHC 764 (QB) the Court had to make a decision as to which party should be liable for costs for the period both before the claim form was issued and after the claim form was issued in the case where the claim had been struck out.
As regular readers of the blog will recall, we have previously discussed the proposed changes to the Patents County Court (“PCC”) and the suggestion, following the Hargreaves Review, that a small claims track is introduced in the PCC.