Waitrose threatens Asda with legal challenge over 'Just Essentials' budget range

Waitrose threatens Asda with legal challenge over ‘Just Essentials’ budget range

According to reports Waitrose has sent a legal letter to Asda after Asda unveiled its new discount product range, called Just Essentials by Asda. Asda will roll out the new range to replace Smart Price over the summer, however, Waitrose says the branding is too similar to its own Essentials range, which was launched in…

Brother and Sister battle in High Court over £100m inheritance

Louise Reeves had been fighting her brother Bill Reeves in the High Court over how their property tycoon father Kevin’s £100m fortune should be distributed. Kevin had previously intended to leave Bill a share worth about £27m, but his final Will in 2014 left him with just a collection of personal possessions worth about £200,000.…

UK fast-tracks Economic Crime Bill to target money-laundering by foreign oligarchs

UK fast-tracks Economic Crime Bill to target money-laundering by foreign oligarchs

The BBC has reported that the UK is fast-tracking The Economic Crime Bill to target money-laundering by foreign oligarchs. The Bill will include a new register that will mean foreign owners of UK property must declare and verify their identities with Companies House with the aim to stop overseas criminals and oligarchs from using agents…

The Voice pop star Bo Bruce wins court fight against her viscount brother over £2m inheritance

The Voice pop star Bo Bruce wins court fight against her viscount brother over £2m inheritance

The Voice UK 2012 runner-up Bo Bruce, whose real name is Lady Catherine Anna Brudenell-Bruce has won a case in the High Court in London against her viscount brother, Thomas Brudenell-Bruce in a dispute over their multi-million-pound inheritance. Their mother, Lady Rosamond, the former Countess of Cardigan, left her estate to her two children in…

Changes to the Highway Code: What you need to know and how it affects you

Changes to the Highway Code: What you need to know and how it affects you

The Highway Code has updated its rules to make the roads safer for the most vulnerable road users and to encourage more cycling and walking in a safe way. Cyclists are not obliged to use cycle lanes even if one is available. The code, which has made this rule clearer but hasn’t changed it, says cyclists should “exercise…

Prince Harry in legal battle over right to pay for UK police protection

Prince Harry in legal battle over right to pay for UK police protection

Prince Harry is seeking judicial review of a government decision that barred him from personally paying for police protection for him and his family while in the UK. In January 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle formally stepped back from their duties with the royal family meaning they also forfeited taxpayer-funded police protection. A  statement from Prince…

E-scooter rider sues bus company after being hit by bus

E-scooter rider sues bus company after being hit by bus

A man in his 50s who was injured after a bus knocked him off an e-scooter he was riding illegally is seeking compensation worth thousands of pounds from the bus company’s insurers in what could prove to be a landmark legal case. The man was riding a privately owned e-scooter on a public road in London in…

Victim of paedophile football coach Barry Bennell, secures settlement

David Lean, a victim of paedophile and former Crewe Alexandra coach Barry Bennell has secured a five-figure settlement from the previous owners of Butlin’s after Bennell groomed him while working at a holiday park in Wales in 1979. A civil case was brought by Lean against Hard Rock Cafe (Edinburgh) Limited, formerly known as Butlin’s…

Chinese broadcaster PPTV ordered to pay £156m to Premier League

Chinese broadcaster PPTV ordered to pay £156m to Premier League

Mr Justice Fraser, sitting in the High Court has ruled that PPLive Sports International, a broadcaster based in Hong Kong must pay more than £150m to the Premier League. PPLive signed a deal with the Premier League to show both live and delayed football matches and game highlights across China. The deal was set to…