TULLETT PREBON PLC -V- BGC BROKERS LP AND ANR, ANTHONY NEIL VERRIER, SHAUN CARL EDGAR LYNN AND OTHERS

March 18 2010

The judgment, which relates only to liability and injunctive relief with damages still to be assessed, relates to inter dealer brokers and concerns an unlawful conspiracy by a competitor and its executives to induce employees of the claimant to leave the claimant's employment in breach of their contracts of employment based on an "early exit strategy" that involved the assertion of sham constructive...

BLOOMSBURY INTERNATIONAL LTD AND OTHERS V SEA FISH INDUSTRY AUTHORITY AND ANOTHER

March 18 2010

In allowing this appeal the Court of Appeal, overturning 40 years of Government practice, decided that the Sea Fish Industry Authority, a quango funded by means of a levy, had not been authorised by Parliament to impose that levy on importers of sea fish products, because such products were not "landed" in the UK. The Fisheries Act 1981 (under which the levy-raising regulations had been made) only authorised...

RTS FLEXIBLE SYSTEMS LIMITED (RESPONDENTS) V. MOLKEREI ALOIS MULLER GMBH & COMPANY KG (UK PRODUCTION) (APPELLANTS)

March 10 2010

The Supreme Court has allowed Muller's appeal against the Court of Appeal's decision. The Court of Appeal had decided that there was no contract between the parties in circumstances where RTS had delivered and installed two productions lines at Muller's factory and Muller had paid RTS over £1m. The Court of Appeal had said that there was no contract because the parties had not signed...