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The Weekly Roundup: the Continuing Impact of Covid-19 on the Travel Industry

It’s been a busy week in travel law, even if no one has been able to do any actual travelling. The team at 1 Chancery Lane summarise some of the most noteworthy developments.

The New Extension to the Personal Injury Pre-Action Protocol

Coronavirus and Inquests: Guidance from the Chief Coroner

Over the past few weeks, many of us have watched the news and have seen the impact of COVID-19 on our daily lives. Most of us now remain confined to our homes, waiting until it is deemed safe to return to normal…

Update – The Coronavirus Act 2020 – Residential and Commercial Tenancies

Residential and commercial leases alike have been and will continue to be affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

The government’s response, in the form of the Practice Direction 51Z is in force which makes provision to stay proceedings for, and to enforce, possession….

Winding Up Petitions in times of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have a pending Winding Up Petition at this time, or were contemplating issuing one, this note looks at how the courts are dealing with Petitions in light of the recent government guidance to the public and practice directions for the…

Alexander Aristides Reid v Katie Price [2020] EWHC 594 (QB) – Assessment of damages for the misuse of private information

As we all recall, Katie Price was married between February 2010 and March 2012 to the cage fighter Alex Reid (MMA aficionados will recall his surprisingly decent fight against Tom Watson in BAMMA). During this (predictably) brief marriage, Ms Price (somewhat unpredictably)…

Stop Press: Latest News on the Impact of Covid-19 on the Package Travel Industry

In the first of a series of weekly bulletins, Sarah Prager examines the latest travel law news.

It is now clear that the travel industry faces a considerable challenge in responding to the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. Although flights and cruises continue to…

TATLA Newsletter – March 2020

In an effort to avoid the C-word and to provide some distraction in these troubled times, this Newsletter concentrates on two recent High Court decisions: Pandya v Intersalonika [2020] EWHC 273; [2020] 1 WLUK 246 (QB) and Perez v KBC Verzekeringen &…

Covid-19: The facts

Matthew Ford , Head of Travel at BLM and Sarah Prager, Senior Travel Barrister at 1 Chancery Lane, talk through the latest on Covid-19.

What is Covid-19, and how worried should we be about it?

Covid-19 is a new virus which attacks…

Discontinue at your peril: obtaining fundamental dishonesty post-discontinuance

It is frequent occurrence in road traffic claims for defendant insurers to raise allegations of fundamental dishonesty during the course of litigation, or, indeed, at trial. This is often in response to claimants suggesting that they suffered multiple injuries, despite being involved in…

Denying the successful Claimant fixed costs: a cautionary tale

Hussain (I) & Begum (II) v Aviva Insurance Limited

The rule that costs follow the event is very rarely displaced, except in favour of claimants in fast track claims who are protected by the operation of QOCS. However, in some circumstances, where…

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