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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Government Extends Covid-19 Insolvency Protections

Government Extends Covid-19 Insolvency Protections Key Contact: Huw Roffe Author: Steven Koukos The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 originally introduced a number of protective measures to help companies and directors who were facing difficulties during the Covid-19 pandemic. The measures included protecting businesses from aggressive creditor enforcement and removing personal liability on company directors. These...
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Duchess of Sussex’ victory over Associated Newspapers Limited

Duchess of Sussex’ victory over Associated Newspapers Limited Key Contact: Huw Roffe Author: Katie Lane The High Court recently granted the Duchess of Sussex’s (“the Duchess”) applications for summary judgment in relation to her claims for misuse of private information and copyright infringement against Associated Newspapers Limited (“ANL”), arising from the reproduction of large parts...
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Racing to sell? PJSC Uralkali v Rowley & Anor [2020] EWHC 3442 (Ch)

Racing to sell? PJSC Uralkali v Rowley & Anor [2020] EWHC 3442 (Ch) Key Contact: Hugh Hitchcock Author: Tom Geen Summary The High Court has handed down a judgment following a trial relating to the administration of Force India Formula One Team Ltd, where a bidder for the company’s business and assets tried to hold...
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Supreme Court Gives Guidance on Business Interruption Pay-outs for Small Businesses

Supreme Court Gives Guidance on Business Interruption Pay-outs for Small Businesses Key Contact: Hugh Hitchcock The rise of the day brought with it a new lease of life for many small businesses and promises a new prospect of hope for many in a great time of need. On 15 January 2021, the Supreme Court delivered...
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Option Agreements: The Importance of Context and Commercial Common Sense

Option Agreements: The Importance of Context and Commercial Common Sense Author: Abby Stephens Key Contact: Jennifer Butcher The recent case of Fishbourne Developments Ltd v Stephens [2020] EWCA Civ 1704 has highlighted the importance of considering factual context and using commercial common sense when interpreting trigger events in option agreements over development land. Background A written option...
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Companies Provided Additional Protection from Insolvency

Companies Provided Additional Protection from Insolvency Key Contact: Hugh Hitchcock Author: Joe Smith The measures introduced by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (“CIGA 2020”) aimed to protect businesses from the financial strain of COVID-19 by introducing a range of different measures. Some of the temporary measures in focus in this note, which are...
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The Building Safety Fund: 31 December 2020 Deadline

The Building Safety Fund: 31 December 2020 Deadline Key Contact: Jennifer Butcher Author: Abby Stephens In the March 2020 budget, chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that the UK government would provide £1 billion in 2020-2021 to support the remediation of unsafe non-ACM (aluminium composite material) cladding systems on residential buildings 18 metres and over in both...
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Further Extensions to the Protections from Forfeiture for Non-Payment of Rent and Recovery of Rent by CRAR for Business Tenancies

Further Extensions to the Protections from Forfeiture for Non-Payment of Rent and Recovery of Rent by CRAR for Business Tenancies Key Contact: Jennifer Butcher Author: Abby Stephens On 9 December 2020, Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick announced that business owners affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will be protected from eviction until the end of March 2021....
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Force Majeure and Frustration: The Impact of Covid-19

Force Majeure and Frustration: The Impact of Covid-19 Key Contact: Jared Ursell Author: Joe Smith The impact of Covid-19 has had a significant impact not only on businesses themselves, but their ability to perform certain contracts, especially as different lockdown regimes have been introduced across different parts of the UK. Disputes can arise as a result; for...
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Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust v Housing Solutions Ltd

Supreme Court Judgement: Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust v Housing Solutions Ltd [2020] UKSC 45 s.84 Law of Property Act 1925, arguing ‘public interest’ and a warning to Developers to discharge or modify restrictive covenants prior to commencing development work. Key Contact: Jennifer Butcher Author: Abby Stephens On 6th November 2020, the Supreme Court handed...
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