Aldi loses court battle with Marks and Spencer over festive gin bottles design

The High Court has ruled that Aldi infringed the design of Marks & Spencer‘s light-up Christmas gin bottles. This means that Aldi could have to pay damages to M&S or pass on profits from sales of the product. Aldi has said it will appeal against the judgment. The case was the latest legal dispute between the companies, after…

Homeseller faces £200,000 bill after losing Japanese knotweed case

Jonathan Downing who found Japanese knotweed behind the garden shed after he moved into his £700,000 in London has successfully sued the seller, Jeremy Henderson for misrepresenting whether there was knotweed at the property when he sold it. Mr Henderson had answered ‘no’ to the question on the TA6 property information form asking if the…

Cardiff City takes legal action against insurance broker for £10 million over death of Emiliano Sala

Cardiff City are seeking damages of more than £10 million in a High Court action against insurance broker Miller Insurance LLP over the death of the striker, Emiliano Sala following a plane crash as he travelled to take up his new role with the club.   Cardiff City say the brokers failed to say players would…

Grandmother who lost her limbs after getting sepsis from a paper loses compensation claim

A grandmother who lost her limbs after getting sepsis from a paper cut has lost her claim for compensation at Scotland’s highest civil court, the Inner House at the Court of Session. Marguerite Henderson sued her GPs at the Benarty Medical alleging that they didn’t do enough in February 2018 to stop her falling seriously…

‘Wifelets’ may have claim to Marquess of Bath’s £23m fortune – against his will

Amanda Doyle, a mistress of Alexander Thynn the 7th Marquess of Bath and referred to as a “wifelet” by the Marquess is pursuing a High Court case pursuant to The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 for reasonable provision from the estate of the late Marquess. The estate is valued at £23 million.…

Ryanair agrees to pay compensation for passengers affected by pilot strikes in 2018

Ryanair agrees to pay compensation for passengers affected by pilot strikes in 2018

Ryanair is offering compensation to passengers who were affected by the 2018 pilots’ strike after it and the UK Civil Aviation Authority came to a settlement. Ryanair attempted to argue that the pilots’ strike was legally defined as an ‘extraordinary circumstance’ and was therefore not liable for compensating stranded passengers. An extraordinary circumstance is when a service by…

Paddington Bear at centre of legal dispute over royalty payments

Michael Clutterbuck, the son of the producer behind the Paddington Bear TV show is involved in a legal battle with the author Michael Bond’s former business, Paddington and Company Ltd. over potentially royalties. Pursuant to a  ‘gentleman’s agreement’ in the 1970s, Mr Bond would give TV producer Graham Clutterbuck 10 per cent of all future worldwide…

Landlord possesions claims increased 160% from April to June 2022

According to figures published by the Ministry of Justice for the period April to June 2022 landlord possession claims have increased 160% from 6,997 to 18,201. There has been a significant increase in section 21 evictions, the so-called “no fault” possession claim compared to figures taken in 2019. This could be influenced by previous government proposals to…

Man Utd Supporters’ Trust take action after ticket issues

Manchester United Supporters’ Trust (“MUST”) have threatened judicial review proceedings against Hammersmith and Fulham Council unless more away fans are allowed when Manchester United play Chelsea on 22 October 2022 at 17:30. They want the Council to issue a new safety certificate to allow the full allocation of 2,994 travelling supporters. United’s allocation has been…

Elizabeth Ramus loses court case against her daughter over Millionaire ex-husbands will.

Elizabeth Ramus has lost a court case with her daughter over her ex-husband’s will. Mrs Ramus was married to Chris Ramus, who made his millions selling lobsters in the 1970’s. In 2020, Mr Ramus killed himself after struggling to cope with a number of family issues. Despite Elizabeth having a £1.6m of her own and…