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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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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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The New ICC Arbitration Rules for 2021: Key Points to Note

The New ICC Arbitration Rules for 2021: Key Points to Note Key Contact: Jon Stroud Author: Joe Smith Background The International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) have released the draft of the 2021 Arbitration Rules (“the 2021 Rules”) due to be formally released in December 2020. The 2021 Rules will come into force on 1 January...
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LEGAL UPDATE: Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 – Times Extended

LEGAL UPDATE – Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 – Times Extended Key contact: Hugh Hitchcock Authors: Hannah Jones & Michael Hinder HMG yesterday (24.9.20) brought into force a new statutory instrument to extend the operation of several COVID-19 related restrictions and measures that were enacted in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020. A...
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Security for Costs and COVID-19: International Pipeline Products Limited v IK UK Limited & Others

Security for Costs and COVID-19: International Pipeline Products Limited v IK UK Limited & Others Key Contact: Hugh Hitchcock Author: William Rees Security For Costs An order for security for costs offers a party (usually a defendant) protection from the risk of their opponent engaging them in costly proceedings but not being able to pay...
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