exclusivity or “lock-out” agreements

Lock-out agreements“Decision. The House of Lords distinguished lock-in agreements and lock-out agreements. Lock-in agreements, where parties expressly agree to negotiate with each other, are unenforceable because they are “agreements to agree”, and therefore lack certainty. Lock-out agreements can on the other hand constitute valid, binding contracts:”https://uk.practicallaw.thomsonreuters.com/5-100-4523?transitionType=Default&contextData=(sc.Default)&firstPage=true

Exclusivity Agreement“A lock-out agreement is fundamentally a negative […]

Supreme Court decisions on gig economy

Pimlico Plumbers: a landmark gig economy case

Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and another (Appellants) v Smith (Respondent)https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/uksc-2017-0053.html

UK Supreme Court rejects appeal from Pimlico Plumbers in landmark gig economy case“Worker status means entitlement to national minimum wage, holiday pay and protection from discrimination”https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/pimlico-plumbers-uk-supreme-court-gig-economy-employees-gary-smith-a8396471.html

Supreme Court decision announced in Pimlico Plumbers casehttps://www.employmentlawwatch.com/2018/06/articles/employment-uk/supreme-court-decision-announced-in-pimlico-plumbers-case/

The Pimlico Plumbers […]

law of war

Is All Fair In Love And War? “sportsmanship, locesmanship, spousal privilage “if the most sure fire way of getting the truth of someone’s guilt involves spoiling a bond of love. Spousal privilage says chill, love is sacred, truth will come second, find another way.” 5:33 “accountant-client privilage, deliverative process privilege, priest-penitent privilege, psychotherapist-patient privilege, public-interest […]


Jurisprudence “Jurisprudence is the study and theory of law. It includes principles behind law that make the law. Scholars of jurisprudence, also known as jurists or legal theorists (including legal philosophers and social theorists of law), hope to obtain a deeper understanding of the nature of law, of legal reasoning, legal systems, and of legal […]

Charity Law in the UK

Set up a charity https://www.gov.uk/setting-up-charity/set-up-a-charity

How to set up a charity (CC21a) https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-set-up-a-charity-cc21a

What makes a charity (CC4) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-makes-a-charity-cc4/what-makes-a-charity-cc4#part-2-about-charitable-purposes


interesting cases in law

Oracle America, Inc. v. Google, Inc. “Oracle America, Inc. v. Google, Inc. is a dispute related to Oracle’s copyright and patent claims on Google’s Android operating system. In May 2012, the jury in this case found that Google did not infringe on Oracle’s patents, and the trial judge ruled that the structure of the Java […]

bullying and harassment

Workplace bullying and harassment “Bullying and harassment is behaviour that makes someone feel intimidated or offended. Harassment is unlawful under the Equality Act 2010. Examples of bullying or harassing behaviour include:

spreading malicious rumours unfair treatment picking on someone regularly undermining a competent worker denying someone’s training or promotion opportunities” https://www.gov.uk/workplace-bullying-and-harassment

ACAS: A guide for […]

Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements

Confidentiality Agreement “Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure agreements are very similar in function, with small differences in the formatting of the resulting document. The distinction between the two is quite subtle. For example a Confidentiality Agreement would be violated if the recipient fails to maintain confidentiality (more passive), whereas a Non-Disclosure agreement would be violated by disclosing […]

peer to peer lending

Peer to peer lending Over the last few years a new area of lending has been increasing in popularity – peer to peer, or social lending. The idea is that people who want to borrow money are put in touch with those who will lend it. Here’s how it works and how it compares to […]

businesses and law

Peer-to-peer carsharing legislation “Although many personal auto insurers in the USA exclude coverage for commercial use of insured vehicles either through a livery and public transportation exclusion or a specific “personal vehicle sharing program” exclusion,[3] several states in the US have passed legislation allowing individuals to share their cars without risk of losing their personal […]