Former footballer turned agent, Barry Silkman wins £800,000 legal battle over ex-wife’s estate

Barry Silkman, a former Manchester city footballer turned agent, has won an £800,000 court action over his ex-wife’s estate. Mr Silkman sued Gaven Love over the Will of Ally Fuller. Mr Silkman split from Ms Fuller in 2003 and she became engaged to Mr Love in 2007. Ms Fuller died of cancer in 2016 and…

Family of Argentinian Footballer, Emiliano Sala, to launch legal action over footballer’s death

The family of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala are taking legal action against the footballer’s former club Cardiff City after his death in a plane crash on 21 January 2021. The family has commenced civil proceedings in the High Court, in order to “protect their legal rights” against 13 defendants including Cardiff City, the club Sala…

UK High Court rules Health Minister, Matt Hancock acted unlawfully in granting Covid-19 contracts

UK High Court rules Health Minister, Matt Hancock acted unlawfully in granting Covid-19 contracts

The UK High Court has ruled that Health Minister Matt Hancock “acted unlawfully by failing to comply with the Transparency Policy” in granting Covid-19 contracts. The ruling followed a judicial review against the government’s failure to publish its contracts with private companies involved in the response to the pandemic. The government used emergency powers under…

Qualcomm is being sued over alleged anti-competitive behavior in the UK

Consumer group Which is suing Qualcomm, a US manufacturer of computer chips, alleging that it breached UK competition law by taking advantage of its dominance in the patent-licensing and chipset market. This enabled Qualcomm to charge manufacturers such as Apple and Samsung inflated fees for technology licenses, which in turn has been passed on to…

Pearl Jam tribute band change name after legal dispute

London based tribute band Pearl Jamm have changed their name to Legal Jam after the real Pearl Jam allegedly threatened  legal proceedings against them stating that “their name, domain name and merchandise is damaging the Pearl Jam brand and causing confusion.’ According to Pearl Jamm, Pearl Jam asked them to change their name, hand over their domain…

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…