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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Criminal charges for nutritional product manufacturer highlights the need for careful supply chain management

The decision to bring criminal charges against ITH Pharma Ltd (“ITH”), the manufacturer of an intravenous nutritional product, is a reminder that manufacturers have duties to the end users of their products and can face criminal as well as civil liability for failures. It also underlines the need for manufacturers to monitor their suppliers to ensure the quality and compliance of component parts.

ITH manufacture and supply total parental nutrition (“TPN”), which is used to feed premature and sick babies.

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Appointing Construction Consultants – Recurring Problems

Scope of services, standard of care and correct contracting parties. Three standard appointment issues for professional consultants advising on construction projects, but issues which reach the courts on a regular basis as a recent court judgment demonstrates.

A site in Cheshire was being developed for housing. It was a difficult site.  It sloped markedly.  A retaining wall was built. It was defective. Extensive remedial works were required, including expensive piling.

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It’s good to talk – especially about enforcing your IP rights in Scotland

Before the Christmas madness got too mad, our contentious IP team held a round table discussion with some English based clients and contacts who regularly seek to enforce their IP rights in the Scottish courts.

We invited representatives from Sky, the FA Premier League, Phonographic Performance Limited (“PPL”), PRS For Music Limited (“PRS”) and the newly created joint venture formed between PPL and PRS to join us at Scotland House in London to share their experiences of litigating in Scotland, what the Scottish Courts do well and where they could perhaps improve upon servic

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