Court Cases
A court case or a legal case is a dispute between two parties, which is resolved by a court or an equivalent legal process. Cases are categorised into civil cases or criminal cases, which can be further classified, as per the case law headings, such as employment law, family law or personal injury law cases, to the right of this page. UK cases can be brought in the Scottish Courts, the Courts of England & Wales, or the Courts of Northern Ireland and European Courts hear cases at European level.

The Scottish Courts include the Sheriff Courts, Court of Session, the Supreme Court & the High Court of Justiciary.

Courts of England & Wales include Magistrates' Courts, County Courts, the Crown Court, the High Court, the Court of Appeal, the Judicial Committe of the Privy Council and the UK Supreme Court.

The Courts of Northern Ireland include the County Courts, the Crown Court, High Court, Court of Appeal & the UK Supreme Court.

There are other courts which have UK-wide jurisdiction, such as, for immigration law, the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal, or, for employment law, there is a unified system of Employment Tribunals across Scotland and England & Wales (excluding Northern Ireland).

At European level there exists the European Court of Justice, which is not to be confused with the European Court of Human Rights, the Court of the Council of Europe.

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Latest Court Cases
In the matter of Lemma Europe Insurance Company Ltd (Ch) - 06/10/14
In the liquidation of an insurer a solicitor challenged the liquidator's assessment of its claims under a professional indemnity policy on the basis that they did not arise from a claim that had purportedly been notified. It was appropriate to deal with the claims in a liquidation with the least possible costs. The terms of the policy distinguished between notification of a claim and circumstances that might give rise to a claim. The purported notification of a claim did not amount to a...
IPC Media Ltd v Media 10 Lt [2014] EWCA Civ 1439 - 12/11/14
An appeal was dismissed, upholding a finding that magazine publisher P's trade mark "Ideal Home", registered in respect of inter alia retail sale by mail order, had not been infringed by exhibition company M's use of the trade mark for an online shop. The judge had been entitled to find that, given the long history of concurrent trading by the parties, M's use would not adversely affect the essential function of P's trade mark. The guarantee of origin afforded by the...
MHCS & Anr v Polistas Ltd & Ors [2014] IPEC (Judge Hacon) (unreported) - 04/11/14
An application by the defendant to transfer trade mark proceedings from the IPEC to the Chancery Division was refused. The IPEC was principally but not exclusively a medium for small and medium sized enterprises. An important aspect of its jurisdiction was to determine matters which were not particularly complex and could be decided more cheaply and quickly than in the High Court. The matter in hand could easily be tried within two days and its value would not exceed the £500,000 damages...
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