Economy Adviser initiates legal proceedings against the government over the closure of hospitality venues

Greater Manchester’s night-time economy adviser Sacha Lord has begun legal proceedings against the government over the closure of hospitality venues. He stated that a judicial review began on Tuesday 20 October 2020 into the legality of implementing emergency restrictions on the hospitality sector i.e. closing pubs and bars not serving food “without any evidence” it…

Elton John’s ex-wife Renate Blauel launches legal action against singer 32 years after split

Sir Elton John and ex-wife Renate Blauel have settled a legal dispute caused by the singer’s autobiography and film Rocketman. In June 2020 Blauel alleged that John had broken the terms of the couple’s divorce deal by publicly discussing the pair’s marriage which ended in 1988. In the legal proceedings Blauel had asked for damages of approximately £3m and an injunction preventing…

George Michael ‘s ex-boyfriend Kenny Goss in legal dispute over singers estate

George Michael ‘s ex-boyfriend Kenny Goss has reportedly commenced a legal claim pursuant to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975  for a monthly allowance of £15,000 from the late star’s estate, as he wasn’t left anything in George Michael’s will. The Act enables certain categories of people to apply to the Court and make a claim…

The Gin Guild issues legal action against on producers falsely labelling products as ‘gins’

The Gin Guild has issued a pre-legal action notice to the Pentone family who produce Red Storm and Ocean Storm for wrongly labelling the spirits as ‘gin’, despite only being 29% ABV.   It now intends to secure enforcement against those seeking to abuse the name and standing of the gin category, and to ensure…

Cosmetic Surgery Practitioners breaching lockdown rules to visit clients’ homes

Since the government introduced the lockdown there have been reports of cosmetic surgery practitioners have been breaching lockdown rules in order to visit their clients’ homes to give them dermal fillers and Botox injections. There are currently no rules in the UK about who can carry out the injections or what training they should have.…