Business Law in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Sorrell v Smith
    • House of Lords
    • 15 Mayo 1925

    How any definite line is to be drawn between acts, whose real purpose is to advance the defendants' interests, and acts, whose real purpose is to injure the plaintiff in his trade, is a thing which I feel at present beyond my power. When the whole object of the defendants' action is to capture the plaintiff's business, their gain must be his loss. The defendants' success is the plaintiff's extinction and they cannot seek the one without ensuing the other.

  • Hillas & Company Ltd v Arcos Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 05 Julio 1932

    Business men often record the most important agreements in crude and summary fashion: modes of expression sufficient and clear to them in the course of their business may appear to those unfamiliar with the business far from complete or precise. It is accordingly the duty of the Court to construe such documents fairly and broadly, without being too astute or subtle in finding defects, but, on the contrary, the Court should seek to apply the old maxim of English law,

  • Warnink (Erven) Besloten Vennootschap v J Townend & Sons (Hull) Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 21 Junio 1979

    My Lords, Spalding v. Gamage and the later cases make it possible to identify five characteristics which must be present in order to create a valid cause of action for passing off: (1) a misrepresentation (2) made by a trader in the course of trade, (3) to prospective customers of his or ultimate consumers of goods or services supplied by him, (4) which is calculated to injure the business or goodwill of another trader (in the sense that this is a reasonably foreseeable consequence) and (5) which causes actual damage to a business or goodwill of the trader by whom the action is brought or (in a quia timet action) will probably do so.

  • Three Rivers District Council and Others v Governor and Company of the Bank of England (No 9)
    • House of Lords
    • 11 Noviembre 2004

    In cases of doubt the judge called upon to make the decision should ask whether the advice relates to the rights, liabilities, obligations or remedies of the client either under private law or under public law. If it does not, then, in my opinion, legal advice privilege would not apply. If it does so relate then, in my opinion, the judge should ask himself whether the communication falls within the policy underlying the justification for legal advice privilege in our law.

  • Reckitt and Colman Products Ltd (t/a Colmans of Norwich) v Borden Inc. and Others
    • House of Lords
    • 08 Febrero 1990

    Secondly, he must demonstrate a misrepresentation by the defendant to the public (whether or not intentional) leading or likely to lead the public to believe that goods or services offered by him are the goods or services of the plaintiff.

  • R v Derby Magistrates' Court, ex parte B
    • House of Lords
    • 22 Junio 1995

    It is a fundamental condition on which the administration of justice as a whole rests. It is a fundamental condition on which the administration of justice as a whole rests. Legal professional privilege is thus much more than an ordinary rule of evidence, limited in its application to the facts of a particular case. Legal professional privilege is thus much more than an ordinary rule of evidence, limited in its application to the facts of a particular case.

  • Barclays Bank Plc v O'Brien
    • House of Lords
    • 21 Octubre 1993

    The number of recent cases in this field shows that in practice many wives are still subjected to, and yield to, undue influence by their husbands. Such wives can reasonably look to the law for some protection when their husbands have abused the trust and confidence reposed in them.

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  • Policing and Crime Act 2017
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2017
    ...... vote at a meeting of a committee to which the commissioner is appointed in accordance with this section only if and to the extent that the business of the meeting relates to the functions of a fire and rescue authority. . (10) Subsection (11) defines “relevant police and crime commissioner” ......
  • Finance Act 2015
    • England & Wales
    • 1 de Enero de 2015
    ...... . (4) Where-. . (a) a sum in the form of money's worth arises to the individual from the scheme in the ordinary course of the scheme's business, and. . . (b) the individual gives the scheme money in exchange for the sum,. . the sum constitutes a "management fee" only to the extent that ......
  • Finance Act 2019
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2019
    ...... (a) (a) in paragraph (a), for “for the person’s private use” substitute “mainly for use for the person’s business travel”; . (b) (b) in paragraph (b), omit “engaged in on-call”. . (3) In subsection (8)— . (a) (a) in the opening words, omit “engaged ......
  • Finance Act 2016
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2016
    ......’s domestic, family or personal relationships.(3) Subsection (1) does not apply where—(a) the employer carries on a vehicle hire business under which cars or vans of the same kind are made available to members of the public for hire,(b) the car or van in question is hired to the ......
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Books & Journal Articles
  • Book Review: Crime, Law and Business
    • Núm. 12-2, Junio 1979
    • Journal of Criminology (formerly Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology)
  • SOSIG: an Internet hub for the social sciences, business and law
    • Núm. 24-1, Febrero 2000
    • Online Information Review
    • 54-58
    SOSIG (Social Science Information Gateway) aims to provide a trusted source of selected, high quality Internet information for researchers and practitioners in the social sciences, business and law...
    • Vol. 26 Núm. 1, Abril 2021
    • Art Antiquity & Law
    • Kadhim, Noor
    ...ART LAW AND THE BUSINESS OF ART, by Martin Wilson Elgar Practical Guides, 2019, ISBN 9781788979894, 456pp. INTRODUCTION Did you know that you'd need to ask Campbell's Soup for permission if you wanted to put their soup cans in your artwork? Unless......
  • The Cogs and Wheels of Reflexive Law – Business Disclosure under the Modern Slavery Act
    • Núm. 43-3, Septiembre 2016
    • Journal of Law and Society
    In response to the novel challenges posed by labour exploitation in the contemporary business context, recent years have witnessed an increasing adoption of reflexive law in the form of slavery dis...
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Law Firm Commentaries
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