Last month, an important judgment was handed down by the Supreme Court, providing a helping hand to owners of heritage, listed items, and clarifying the definition of “building” for the purposes of the listed buildings regime.
In what Court of Appeal judges called an exceptional divorce case, a Russian oligarch’s solicitor has been ordered to give evidence regarding the location of his client’s assets, including a £90 million art collection.
In a recent case, Rihanna objected to the UK sales by Topshop of tank tops bearing a photograph of her. English law has never developed to give celebrities rights in their own image so Rihanna’s case was that a significant number of purchasers would believe she had endorsed these t-shirts when she had not. Rihanna won on this basis, of Topshop having “passed off” on her goodwill, in the High Court and, following Topshop’s appeal, again in the Court of Appeal. Continue reading