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The Lidl details count in trademark infringements

if I could find a way of avoiding this result, I would

On 19 March 2024, the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in Lidl v Tesco ([2024] EWCA Civ 262), upholding the High Court’s findings of trademark infringement and passing off. This judgment sets a concerning precedent for the protection of brands and their commercial identity,

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Sharpe Pritchard Shortlisted for Legal Advisor of the Year at the Prestigious Partnership Awards 2024

Partners and associates at Sharpe Pritchard, a leader in public sector law, are celebrating its most recent shortlisting for Legal Advisor of the Year at the Partnership Awards 2024.

Recognised as the industry’s most significant celebration of excellence in the public-private partnership (PPP) space, the Partnership Awards spotlight those who leverage partnerships to achieve extraordinary success stories.

Having reviewed Sharpe

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Redactions to disclosure in judicial review litigation – a further update

We have written previously on the string of recent cases confirming that in judicial review litigation the duty of candour ordinarily requires the names of junior civil servants to be disclosed in unredacted form when providing disclosure.

In a recent decision – MTA v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Ors [2024] EWHC 553 (Admin) (“MTA”)

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Remediation Orders: What you need to know

Remediation Orders: What you need to know

The Building Safety Act 2022 (“BSA”) requires landlords, developers and their associates to remediate historical defects that pose a building safety risk in certain buildings.

As part of the package of leaseholder protections implemented by the BSA, the First Tier Tribunal (“FTT”) is able to make Remediation Orders (“RO”).

In this article we

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Court of Appeal confirms approach to redactions of names of junior civil servants

Court of Appeal confirms approach to redactions of names of junior civil servants

In a unanimous judgment, the Court of Appeal has dismissed the government’s appeal of a High Court judgment which proscribed the government’s practice of routinely redacting the names of junior civil servants when supplying disclosure in judicial review proceedings.

R (IAB and others) v Secretary of State

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Update – Redactions in judicial review litigation

In a recent blog (please see here), we examined a judgment of the Administrative Court regarding the approach – in the context of judicial review litigation – to redactions of the identities of officials in disclosed documents. As noted in that blog, the Court, in an authoritative judgment, made clear its view that, in general, a litigant in judicial

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