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2020

1CL Weekly Webinar: Preparing for Cross-Border and International Mediation

Andrew Goodman looks at preparing for cross-border and international mediation, and covers:

Mediator selection
The role and responsibilities in international work
Jurisdictional issues
Cross-cultural factors, language and understanding
Lawyer and client preparation
Enforcement of settlement agreements

Professional Negligence time-barred claim comes screeching to a Holt – Holt v Holley & Steer Solicitors

Limitation issues seem particularly rife in claims for professional negligence, and last week the Court of Appeal added to an already prestigious canon with judgment in the case of Holt v Holley & Steer Solicitors [2020] EWCA Civ 851.

The Claimant brought…

Excluding video evidence obtained by the Defendant in a clinical negligence claim

Wilcox v Kings College Hospital NHST [2020] 9 July, Lambert J: The Defendant applied, after the date ordered for service of witness statements, for permission to rely on Video evidence of surveillance of the Claimant.  The Claimant objected on the grounds that…

The Weekly Roundup: Tsunamis, Storms and Screams

Last week we reported that after a catastrophic four months cruise operators had finally been able to restart sailing, albeit initially in a fairly limited way. This week the FCO administered what can only be described as a kick in the ballast…

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

The ‘new normal’ for Statutory Demands and Winding Up Petitions under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

On 26 June 2020 the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (‘the 2020 Act’) finally entered force.  Now it is in its final form,…

Webinar Recording – Vicarious liability in claims under the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018

In yesterday’s webinar, Sarah Prager and Andrew Spencer debated whether the decision in X v Kuoni remains good law in light of the new Regulations and the subsequent decisions in Morrison Supermarkets v various Claimants, Barclays Bank Plc v various Claimants, and…

New ICCA Expert Evidence Guide – The Lockdown Edition

The Inns of Court College of Advocacy has launched a revised Guidance on the preparation, admission and examination of expert evidence produced entirely remotely under lockdown conditions.
The guide deliberately brings together the use of expert evidence in civil, criminal and…

1CL Weekly Webinar: Calculating dependency claims under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976

Paul Stagg and Lisa Dobie look at calculating dependency claims under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976. The webinar provides:

A practical guide to calculating FAA claims;
A practical introduction / refresher to calculating FAA claims, with a particular focus on…

Damages for Misuse of Private Information – Part 1: General Damages

Introduction

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the principles involved in assessing damages in cases involving breaches of data protection legislation.  Now, I thought it might be useful to similarly consider the question of damages in the context of the…

Covid-19 legal uncertainty leaves travel insurers exposed

Much has been written recently about the unwillingness or inability of airlines, travel agents and tour operators to provide holidaymakers with refunds for holidays cancelled or otherwise affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and the measures taken worldwide in response to it. Put…

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