Articles - DAC Beachcroft

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2020

Trial Success for NHS

Trial Success for NHS

DAC Beachcroft successfully defended a spurious employer’s liability claim at Trial following a series of inconsistent accounts from the Claimant.

Freeports: Opportunities for Logistics

Freeports: Opportunities for Logistics

Sally Morris-Smith, a partner in the Real Estate team at international law firm DAC Beachcroft, considers how better infrastructure, better access and ...

Key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector: Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty

Key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector: Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty

 Whilst amendments to the Mental Health Act have been passed in the Coronavirus Act (though not yet implemented), no amendments were contained in the ...

Is COVID-19 likely to result in an increase in occupational stress claims?

Is COVID-19 likely to result in an increase in occupational stress claims?

Occupational Stress claims remain relatively low volume. However, societal attitudes to mental ill-health and wellbeing have evolved rapidly in recent ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Landlord’s covenants – ongoing liability after selling the reversion

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Landlord’s covenants – ongoing liability after selling the reversion

When selling investment property it is easy to overlook that the seller’s liability to its tenant can continue after the sale has completed. After the ...

Estates Strategy: Thinking Beyond COVID-19

Estates Strategy: Thinking Beyond COVID-19

This article was first published in University Business. Considerations about the future shape of the campus, for any education establishment, are on  ...

When Winning Just Isn’t Enough

When Winning Just Isn’t Enough

In Dalton Sharpe v Allianz Insurance Plc, the claimant found himself unable to walk away from a claim when Allianz instructed DAC Beachcroft to pursue ...

Recoverability of inquest costs – what constitutes an ‘admission’?

Recoverability of inquest costs – what constitutes an ‘admission’?

In this article we look at the recent case of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service v. Veevers [2020] EWHC 2550 (Comm) which is the latest case t ...

Annual return filing deadline extended for Irish companies

Annual return filing deadline extended for Irish companies

The Companies Registration Office (the “CRO”) has announced that any company with an annual return date falling on or after 30 September 2020 will be ...

Covid-19 Business Interruption – Loss means physical deprivation of property

Covid-19 Business Interruption – Loss means physical deprivation of property

The Commercial Court has today ruled that temporary loss of use of premises as a result of Covid-19 lockdown measures does not trigger cover under a s ...