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We are running weekly webinars, taking place every Thursday morning at 11am. We started our weekly webinars during lockdown, exploring some Covid-19 related issues. However, we also look beyond that to cover a whole range of topics that are relevant to you at this time. Each week the speakers answer any questions you have on

Modesty forbids us from pointing out that the FCO has altered its guidance on cruise holidays, only days after last week’s Weekly Roundup was published. A coincidence? We think not! But with great power comes great responsibility, and this week it is our sad duty to report on Fleetway Travel’s demise. Meanwhile, the Great Refund

Those practitioners undertaking cross-border work regularly encounter several conundrums; one of these is the question of where the Civil Liability (Contribution) Act 1978 fits into the applicable law regime. The decision of the Court of Appeal in Roberts v The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association [2020] EWCA Civ 926, handed down on 17th July,

In yesterday’s webinar, Paul Stagg and Lisa Dobie looked at calculating dependency claims under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976. The webinar provided: A practical guide to calculating FAA claims; A practical introduction / refresher to calculating FAA claims, with a particular focus on calculating dependency claims. If you missed it, you can view it here

Last week I looked at the basic principles of general damages in claims for the misuse of private information (“MPI”).  Below is a basic overview of how claims for aggravated and exemplary damages along with pecuniary loss are dealt with in MPI claims. Aggravated damages It is clear from the authorities that aggravated damages will

In place of our usual mini-pupillage programme, we hosted our first Virtual Open Day on 29 July 2020. As well as hearing from the speakers below, attendees had the opportunity to have all their questions answered. Programme:  Pupillage Applications – Matthew Chapman QC Mini Pupillages – Ella Davis A Clerking Perspective – Clark Chessis Life

The 8th edition of the Ogden Tables was published on Friday July 17th. It has been about nine years since a new edition was published and the 8th edition recommends some changes of approach. In this webinar, Paul Stagg, Andrew Spencer, Francesca O’Neill and Christopher Pask navigate practitioners through these changes. View the slides here

In this latest Briefing, with recent news in mind that members of the emergency services involved in responding to the Grenfell Tower disaster are bringing claims for psychiatric injury, Ella Davis discusses the fascinating but tricky topic of the law relating to claims by rescuers.  Dominique Smith writes about the liability of the fire and

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 View the slides here – Preparing for Cross-Border and International Mediation – July 2020 Take a look at our

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 a claim in negligence against her former solicitors who had acted for her

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