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Covid-19 – Pending Judicial Review

On 30 April, entrepreneur Simon Dolan sent a Pre-action Protocol letter to Matthew Hancock notifying the Government of a pending judicial review challenging the legality of its Coronavirus response. The contemplated action is targeted at the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations…

Cruises, Covid-19 and the COSHH Regulations

One of the stories that is attracting growing attention as the Covid-19 pandemic continues, is the plight of the many thousands of crew members stranded on cruise and other ships across the globe. Readers will recall that at an early stage of…

Arkin v Marshall – Challenge to PD 51Z Dismissed

The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in the appeal concerning CPR Practice Direction 51Z (“PD51Z”) which stays all Part 55 possession clams for 90 days from 27 March 2020. The PD was amended on 20 April 2020 to no longer…

Covid-19 Claims and Personal Protective Equipment

Introduction

Litigation is disaster’s camp follower. There is no reason to think that this pandemic will be any different. The NHS has been severely strained, but has thus far avoided being overwhelmed by a tidal wave of patients, as it was once…

The Weekly Roundup: a Travel Industry ABC

Attentive readers will note that the internationally renowned 1 Chancery Lane Weekly Roundup has a different title this week. Are we finally sick and tired of writing about Covid-19? Of course not! And we know that you, dear readers, never tire of…

HRH The Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers Limited [2020] EWHC 1058 (Ch)

On 1 May 2020 Warby J handed down the judgment of a pre-trial application made by Associated Newspapers.  The Claimant is bringing an action for misuse of private information, breaches of data protection rights and a claim for copyright infringement.  The three…

Covid-19 and the Aviation Industry: Turbulent Times Ahead?

Much has been written lately, including by the team at 1 Chancery Lane, about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the aviation industry. In this Special Briefing we consider whether airlines’ attempts to provide passengers with vouchers rather than refunds are…

Increase in Bereavement Award

In news that was easy to miss this week, the bereavement award under s.1A of the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 has been increased from £12,980 to £15,210. The increase, introduced by the Damages for Bereavement (Variation of Sum) (England and Wales) Order…

Business Interruption Insurance & Covid-19: FCA To Make Application for Policy Wording Declarations

The UK Financial Conduct Authority has announced that it intends to take the unusual step of seeking a High Court ruling in respect of how business interruption insurance policies should be interpreted.

Business interruption insurance is typically designed to provide cover for…

Multi-party communications and legal advice privilege: are communications with your lawyer always privileged?

It is not unusual for organisations within the travel industry to have their own in-house legal team, or for the members of their legal team to participate in meetings concerning both legal and non-legal matters. Often, communications are sent to in-house lawyers…

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