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Litigation & Dispute Resolution
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A possible end to trivial DP claims?

Key Contact: Hugh Hitchcock Author: Kate Francis-Hughes Whilst the additional protections offered by the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/279 and Data Protection Act 2018 can be considered a significant step in the right direction as regards autonomy over personal data, questions have to be asked as to the number of individuals taking advantage of these...
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Unpaid Rent and the ‘Covid Defence’: Part 2

Unpaid Rent and the ‘Covid Defence’: Part 2 Key Contact: Jennifer Butcher Authors: Laura Spence The Covid-19 pandemic has brought commercial rent arrears to the attention of the court once again. Following on from the cases of Commerz and TFS (please see our previous article) which were both found by the court to be in the Landlords’...
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Government announces end of Temporary Insolvency Measures from 1 October

Government announces end of Temporary Insolvency Measures from 1 October Key Contact: Huw Roffe Author: Hugo Hiley Since June 2020, the Government introduced a series of emergency measures to support businesses in financial distress from the extreme economic shift as a result of the pandemic thorough the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the Act). As the...
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Nirvana: Nevermind

Nirvana: Nevermind Key Contact: Aisha Wardell Author: Hugo Hiley & Kate Francis-Hughes In 1991, Nirvana released one of their most prolific albums, Nevermind. Notorious for its album cover, Nirvana (and connected others) are now being sued by Spencer Elden, the baby who featured in the artwork. Elden appeared naked as a four-month old baby and...
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Noise Campaign Against Local Residents In Ongoing Skatepark Expansion Case Criticised

Noise Campaign Against Local Residents In Ongoing Skatepark Expansion Case Criticised Key Contact: Hugh Hitchcock An ongoing case challenging plans to expand a skate park in Mumbles has recently sparked an anti-social behaviour campaign against the residents who launched the legal action. A small group of residents in the Mumbles area of Swansea have taken...
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New Pre-Pack Administration Regulation – A Relief or a Worry for Creditors?

New Pre-Pack Administration Regulation – A Relief or a Worry for Creditors? Key Contact: Aisha Wardell Author: Evangeline O’Dowd What is pre-pack administration? Dubbed as “pre-pack”, a pre-negotiated administration sale is simply the sale of a company’s business or assets prior to entering into administration. Seemingly, it is completed shortly after the administrator is appointed....
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The Public Law Timing Threat: It’s Time To Rattle The Iceberg

The Public Law Timing Threat: It’s Time To Rattle The Iceberg Key Contact: Hugh Hitchcock Author: Jennifer Butcher & Evangeline O’Dowd Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but to some, foresight is better. Take for example the Titanic. Had the ship plotted a different course immediately after the first warning signs, the catastrophic consequences that ensued would be...
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Community Success As Plans To Convert Local Hotel Are Scrapped

Community Success As Plans To Convert Local Hotel Into A Centre For Female Offenders Are Scrapped Key Contact: Hugh Hitchcock Author: Jennifer Butcher The Ministry of Justice has officially scrapped proposals to use the Atlantic Hotel in Porthcawl as a centre for female offenders. Acuity acted on behalf of a number of Porthcawl residents, against...
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Unpaid Rent and the ‘Covid Defence’.

Unpaid Rent and the ‘Covid Defence’. Two recent cases highlight that Tenants should be wary of relying on a ‘Covid Defence’ when seeking to defend claims for unpaid rent. Key Contact: Jennifer Butcher Authors: Hugo Hiley & Katie Lane Commerz Real Investmentgesellschaft mbh v TFS Stores Ltd [2021] EWHC 863 (Ch) (“Commerz”) In the above...
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No Order as to Costs?

No Order as to Costs? Key Contact: Jennifer Butcher Author: Hugo Hiley On 27 April 2021, David Hodge QC in Shearbarn Holiday Park Ltd v Wornell and others ruled against the landlord’s appeal to recover litigation costs through service charge provisions in a lease due to a “no order as to costs” provision in a...
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