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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 2020 which impose the so-called ‘lockdown’ rules. The prospective action lays out its


In the first of a two-part series, Ben Hicks and Andrew Spencer provide an overview of the basic principles applicable to employer’s liability claims and discuss some of the commonly encountered issues arising in relation to them. Topics include: What are the causes of action now available to employees? Who can bring a claim against


In yesterday’s weekly webinar, Zachary Bredemear and Justin Althaus revealed their four ways of winning an argument about the meaning of a contract. If you missed it, you can view the webinar here: The next webinar is taking place on 21st May, Employer’s Liability: Back to Basics. You can register for it here.


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 the contagion, there were a number of incidents on such vessels as the


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 include claims against trespassers, the issue of new claims or applications for case


In the first of our weekly webinars, Dominique Smith and Sarah Prager explored the issue of navigating civil hearings in the midst of covid-19. If you missed it, you can view the webinar here: The next webinar is taking place on 14th May, How to Argue the Meaning of a Contract (and 4 ways of


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 feared it could be. Might it, though, be overwhelmed by a tidal wave


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 reading about it. But with Covid-19 dominating the media, some of us are


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 causes of action all relate to articles published in the Mail on Sunday


The learning objectives of this webinar from Zachary Bredemear and Justin Althaus are: To understand the principles the courts apply when interpreting contracts To identify the tensions in those principles To use those principles to develop a strategy to win the argument To study an example of the principles in play View the slides here


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