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The movie, produced by comedian Steve Coogan, pictured at the London premiere in 2022, is defamatory, a High Court judge has ruled. (David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)

Richard III Film Defamed University Chief As Patronizing

A movie produced by Steve Coogan that depicts the search for the remains of King Richard III is defamatory because it presented a former university executive as dismissive and patronizing, a judge at a London court ruled on Friday.

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'Riverdance' Star Can't Step Around $30M Estate Arbitration

Dancer Michael Flatley must arbitrate his €30 million ($32 million) claim against Hiscox over allegations of defective work on his estate in County Cork, an Irish court ruled Friday, saying there is nothing unfair about enforcing the policy's arbitration clause.

Judge Wins OK To Challenge Secretive Appointment Process

A district court judge has won permission to bring her case that a secretive part of the process for appointing judges is unlawful, after the Court of Appeal ruled that a judicial review is in the public interest.

CMS Blunder Costs Nestlé Its 'Crunch' TM In The UK

Nestlé has lost its "Crunch" trademark protection in the U.K. after officials ruled the company's lawyers at CMS had no valid excuse for filing a key document late.

Labour Eyes Flexible Financial Regulation To Spur Growth

The Labour Party prioritized financial services growth this week as it eyes Downing Street, suggesting a new era of more flexible regulation to drive technological innovation and competitiveness, regulatory lawyers say.

UK Broker Denied Supreme Court Hearing Over Cum Ex Raids

Judges at a London court refused on Friday to allow a brokerage to challenge at the U.K. Supreme Court findings that a raid on its London office during an investigation into tax fraud in 2022 was legal, finding that the "outcome of any appeal would be no different."

Bitcoin 'Inventor' Drops Case Against Software Developers

Lawyers for the man who failed to prove he invented bitcoin told a London court on Friday that he has dropped a case brought by his company against software developers as it also turned on his claim to be the pseudonymous inventor of the virtual currency.

Labour, Tories Tout AI Innovation While Skirting IP Concerns

Both major parties have vowed in their election manifestos to position the U.K. at the forefront of artificial intelligence development and to use the technology to bolster public services, but they largely ignored complaints that developers have run roughshod over intellectual property rights.

Report Describes Muslim Lawyers' Struggle With Firm Culture

British Bangladeshis and British Pakistanis who aspire to become solicitors are feeling excluded by the inability of some London law firms to assimilate certain religious requirements, including at formal work social events, research by a graduate recruitment specialist has indicated.

Meta Facing Complaint Over Plans To Train AI With User Data

A Norwegian consumer protection group has hit Meta with a legal challenge over its plans to deploy its users' data — including images and posts — to train artificial intelligence models.

Sidley, RPC Up NQ Pay As City Race Heats Up

Sidley Austin upped the pay for junior lawyers in London again to £175,000 ($222,946) after an initial bump in January, as the industry pay war for talent ratchets up a notch.

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