don’t rely on a court to fix a “defective” restrictive covenant

It is often said that a court, when considering contractual issues, will overlook drafting errors in order to give effect to what the parties intended and therefore make sense of what would otherwise be contradictory or plainly “wrong”. Indeed there are many High Court judgments which clearly apply that approach. However, it is a dangerous…

cases proving costly to the public purse

On 22 July news emerged via BBC Newsnight that Haringey Council accounts show that a payment of £679,452 was made to Sharon Shoesmith. 1) Haringey council accounts are out showing £679,452 settlement w Sharon Shoesmith, first revealed in Oct on #newsnight with @jakemorristw — Allegra Stratton (@BBCAllegra) July 22, 2014 The breakdown reveals salary and…