The Court of Appeal hears a wide range of civil appeals following claims in either the County Court or the High Court.
In an appeal, the Court of Appeal will correct any errors or oversights made by a judge in a trial from a lesser court. Such errors can either be errors of fact or errors in law.Read More
County courts deal with a wide range of civil claims and are located throughout England and Wales.
The county court deals with an extremely wide range of topics such as; contractual disputes, probate disputes, monetary claims (i.e. debt recovery), property, family matters etc. It is the first, and lowest tier, court that mostly all civil claims are started in. The vast majority of claims that are started there also end up with a hearing there, unless settled or withdrawn beforehand.(more…)
The High Court generally deals with cases that have complicated facts, or in money claims the amount being claimed exceeds £100,000, and £50,000 in personal injury cases.
The High Court, and the Court of Appeal, are located in the Roayl Courts of Justice building in Westminster. Although the High Court also sits at various hearing centres (often county court buildings/centres) at various times.(more…)
The Intellectual Property Office in Newport has approved the registration of the word CARIAD by a candle maker in addition to the words HIRAETH and WELSH CAKE.
The registration of CARIAD, HIRAETH and WELSH CAKE mean that others, who already use them or wanted to use them in the future, can be stopped from doing so and may face paying compensation for trade mark infringement.
With many candle makers producing candles featuring ‘caried’ or ‘hiraeth’, the impact could be significant to the industry, and raises the question “should the IPO have allowed the registration”? Amgen Law’s Jonty Gordon commented on this issue to BBC News (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-61973267) and to BBC Radio Cymru and BBC Radio Wales.(more…)
Here’s what could stop you from renting out your apartment or flat through AirBnB, even if you own it.
Renting your apartment or flat out as a through Airbnb, Vrbo etc can be a great way to earn extra income – but it could land you in hot water with your leasehold agreement.
Thinking of renting your apartment or flat out through Airbnb? It’s become a hugely popular and successful way of earning extra cash – and often a very safe way to do so.
There are many platforms that put owners of apartments, or flats, in touch with potential short-term renters, but Airbnb is by far the most popular. With a turnover of $5.9 Billion in 2021, it is clearly a very successful business both for itself and for its members.
Although it might make financial sense to rent out your apartment, doing so may land you in hot water, especially if your lease prevents you from doing so.(more…)