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June 2020

Covid 19 impact on fraudulent bent metal and suspicious credit hire claims

Covid 19 impact on fraudulent bent metal and suspicious credit hire claims

As the country leaves lock down, the unfortunate reality is that there will be a lot of people in financial difficulty. We know from experience that, ...

Adjudication for all - Insolvent companies can adjudicate

Adjudication for all - Insolvent companies can adjudicate

The Supreme Court in its decision in Bresco v Lonsdale confirms there is no incompatibility between the adjudication process and the rules of set off ...

Shut Out of the Electronic Communications Code

Shut Out of the Electronic Communications Code

Since the introduction of the Code back in December 2017, a good deal of Tribunal time has been used up on questions of capacity and the ability of op ...

COVID-19: Extended protections for business tenants

COVID-19: Extended protections for business tenants

The impact of COVID-19 has severely affected both landlords and tenants. The Government set out a range of measures to assist tenants in March and has ...

No let-up in regulation by the SRA – but is it time for a change of approach?

No let-up in regulation by the SRA – but is it time for a change of approach?

The lockdown arising from Covid-19 has not meant that the SRA has lost its focus on regulating the profession. On 8 June, for the first time it opened ...

COVID-19: Furlough Scheme – Guidance for Companies

COVID-19: Furlough Scheme – Guidance for Companies

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”), which has been in place since March 2020, has proven to be a crucial initiative to seek to stave off ec ...

Procurement Alert: The Rail Franchise Litigation – exercising discretion lawfully

Procurement Alert: The Rail Franchise Litigation – exercising discretion lawfully

On 17 June 2020, judgment was given in the 2019 Rail Franchising Litigation which involved four claims against the Secretary of State for Transport (t ...

Re-imagining retail destinations

Re-imagining retail destinations

COVID-19 is a powerful driver a change, but in many ways it is an accelerant of trends already underway. Re-thinking how the digital and physical real ...

Northern Ireland Personal Injury Discount Rate Update

Northern Ireland Personal Injury Discount Rate Update

-1.75% Personal Injury Discount Rate has been proposed by the Department of Justice for Northern Ireland.

Maguire v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Blackpool and Flyde and ors [2020] EWCA CIV 738

Maguire v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Blackpool and Flyde and ors [2020] EWCA CIV 738

On 10 June 2020, the Court of Appeal dismissed the Appellant’s appeal that Article 2  European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”) was engaged. The Co ...