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The annual Travel Law Seminar, now in its 23rd year will return to your screens virtually in a one-day format. Exploring lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s conference will focus on traveller, contract and wider business risk for travel companies. 1 Chancery Lane is an Event Partner for this seminar and Andrew Spencer

In one of the first cases on refunds in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic the Scottish Sheriff Court, in Dumfries & Galloway Council v NST Travel Group Limited [2021] 4 WLUK 156, has found in favour of the pursuer, which sought a refund of £29,452.50 following the cancellation of a school trip to London

As well as bringing the annual 1CL Uncorking of the Sun Screen ceremony, this week has seen a number of notable case management decisions, and another determination by the Court of Justice of the European Union on Regulation (EC) No.261/2004 (‘the Denied Boarding Regulation’). We were delighted to see two Chancery Division judges coming to

The sudden death of the claimant in a personal injury claim where there are substantial claims for future losses may cause the value of the claim to reduce radically overnight, leaving parties regretting that they made, rejected or accepted offers to settle.  The judgment handed down on April 21st 2021 of Ms Clare Ambrose, sitting

In this webinar Roger André and Simon Trigger provide an update on credit hire, and discuss the implementation of whiplash reforms. Roger provides a recap and update of credit hire law and developments, and Simon discusses the whiplash reforms now they are finally due to come in by the end of May. He considers how

In this webinar, Simon Newman and Christopher Pask of our Property, Chancery & Commercial team discuss the Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space Moratorium and Mental Health Crisis Moratorium) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 which come into force on 4 May 2021, and the insolvency landscape as Covid-19 and CIGA 2020 restrictions lift. View the slides

The Obviousness of Risk

“To be alive at all involves some risk” – Harold MacMillan 1. On 5th July 2015, at approximately 2am, Christopher James returned to his bedroom at the White Lion Hotel in Worcester. He had attended a wedding with his friend. They had both been drinking but neither was drunk. Despite the late hour, it had

We’d be interested to know how many chargeable hours have been spent comparing caterpillar cakes recently; certainly we at 1CL have done very little else this week. Of course, nothing compares to our own Dom Smith’s version, but don’t tell M&S that. And it was in this spirit of original v update that we read

In Friday’s webinar, Laura Johnson and Richard Collier provided an introduction to managing occupational stress claims. The session covered the fundamental legal principles and provided some practical tips for managing these complex claims. It also included consideration of stress claims in the Covid era. If you missed it, you can view it here.

The Weekly Roundup: Timely Reminders

This week we thought we’d use a couple of recent cases to illustrate a pleading point and a procedural point surprisingly often forgotten, though naturally not by us. Next week we will bring you a summary of the European Commission report on the application of the new(ish) Package Travel Directive, which may inform interpretation of

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