English Judge Declines Jurisdiction to Consider Iranian Commercial Dispute

The reputation of the English courts for dispensing justice predictably and fairly has made them enduringly popular with the international business community. As one case showed, however, they will only consider disputes which have a sufficient link to this country and which could not be better resolved elsewhere. A businessman of dual British/Iranian nationality lodged[…]

Planning a Joint Venture With a Bigger Operator? Is Your Investment Safe?

Joint ventures with larger organisations can provide the branding, financial muscle and expertise necessary to get small businesses off the ground. As a High Court case concerning three failed opticians’ shops showed, however, it is vital to obtain independent professional advice before putting your money at risk. The operators of the shops entered into 50/50[…]

Advertisements for Muscle Stimulating Device Misleading, High Court Rules

Public complaints that advertising campaigns are misleading do not go unheeded. A High Court case on point concerned a medical device which was said to achieve numerous therapeutic benefits by electrical stimulation of muscles. After the device was advertised in two national newspapers, a consumer complained that claims as to its effectiveness were misleading. The[…]