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You pays your money and you takes your choice - the settlement offer dilemma facing litigators

Making an offer to settle a dispute can be an effective tactic in litigation, as it puts pressure on the recipient of the offer. Broadly, there are two ways of making an offer - Part 36 and Calderbank. This briefing looks at a recent case which highlights the pros and cons of the two types of offer.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Date: 24 October 2014

Internet service providers ordered to block sites selling counterfeits

In Cartier, Montblanc and Richemont v BSkyB, BT, TalkTalk, EE and Virgin, Arnold J has handed down a landmark judgment requiring UK internet service providers to block access to websites selling counterfeit products. The case is the first of its kind in Europe in the trade mark world.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Date: 23 October 2014

Companies can recover the costs of their in-house lawyers in legal proceedings

It has long been established that the costs of proceedings can be recovered by the winning side. However, what was uncertain was whether these costs could include the work of in-house lawyers. In this briefing, Shoosmiths looks at a case which has removed this uncertainty.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Date: 24 October 2014

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