News for June, 2019

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June 28, 2019

The Indian Contract Act of 1872 and 'the great privity trick'

Though interesting only from a historiographical point of view, the privity trick which was included in the Indian Contract Act 1872, is well-worth considering given the current uncertainty around the doctrine of privity and the rights of third parties. This article takes a look at the history behind and effect of this all-encompassing piece of legislation, much of which remains part of Indian commercial code to this day.

June 28, 2019

Murdoch's Term of the Week: Four Courts

97 years ago today the Four Courts, then occupied by Anti-Treaty Irregulars, was shelled by the newly formed National Army of the Free State, marking the beginning of the Irish Civil War. This week's TOTW offers an overview of this magnificent complex.

June 28, 2019

Immigration Law (14 June – 28 June)

Ellie MacKenzie summarises recent developments in Immigration Law. 

June 28, 2019

Family Law (14 June – 28 June)

Ellie MacKenzie summarises recent developments in Family Law. 

June 27, 2019

Error in title of proceedings did not arise due to mistaken belief or wrong information

High Court grants an order, in the interests of justice, providing leave to amend title of proceedings to substitute the correct name of the plaintiff, following a clerical error.

June 26, 2019

Bloomsbury IP/IT Law Briefing

The June issue of the Bloomsbury IP/IT Law Briefing is now live for subscribers to Intellectual Property and IT.

June 25, 2019

Poland files complaint with ECJ over copyright changes

On Monday, 15 April 2019, the Council of the European Union gave the green light to the new copyright directive, which aimed to bring the EU's regime on copyright up to speed with the modern age. Just two months later, Poland complained to the ECJ, citing the new regime's alleged potential for preventative censorship.

June 21, 2019

Solicitor was acting on behalf of clients when making submissions as notice party

High Court overturns a decision of the Taxing Master that a solicitor was not acting on behalf of clients when making submissions as a notice party. 

June 21, 2019

Murdoch's Term of the Week: Writ

An early creature of the common law brought about following the Norman conquest, writs were necessary before a litigant could bring an action before the two most prominent English courts of the time, the Court of Common Pleas and the King's Bench. This week's TOTW provides illumination on their modern usage in this jurisdiction.

June 21, 2019

Employment and Pensions Law (7 June – 21 June)

Ellie MacKenzie summarises recent developments in Employment and Pensions Law. 

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