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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 likely to lead to litigation; and whether passengers who have contracted Covid-19 after


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 2020, will apply only to causes of action which accrue on or after


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 loss arising to the income of a business that suffers some form of


Daily life continues to be dominated by the widespread impact of Coronavirus. In this briefing we bring you a round-up of some of the ways in which coronavirus is having an impact on litigation and Medical Law. Ella Davis and Sarah Prager look at the MDU’s request for a debate on immunity from lawsuits arising


In recent years there has been a substantial body of case law – both at European and domestic level – on the proper scope of Chapter II, Section 4 of recast Brussels I (No 1215/2012): the consumer contracts ground of jurisdiction. The trend, discernible at a European level in cases like Emrek Case C-218/12, has


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 for their commercial views on decisions taken within the organisation. However, if an


Andrew Warnock QC and Maurice Rifat of 1 Chancery Lane are acting for the Respondent in Stoffel v Grondona to be heard in the Supreme Court today, a case concerning the operation of the defence of illegality.  The issue is whether lying on a mortgage application can defeat a claim for damages against your negligent


As consumer confidence in the travel industry continues to freefall, and with no apparent end to the Refund Saga in sight, we at 1 Chancery Lane have been wondering how would-be travellers are likely to try and enforce their consumer rights. Many thanks are due to Paul McClorry, of Hudgell Solicitors, who drew to our


Following an introduction from Sarah Prager, Dominique Smith shares her experiences of the remote courts during lockdown. She covers the technology involved, how hearings are conducted, offering best practice, and sharing stories of recent cases and experiences. View the slides here – Navigating Civil Hearings in the Midst of Covid-19 Take a look at our


Following our previous note on the future of Winding Up Petitions generally at this time, the Government has now announced it is to introduce legislative measures to protect the UK High Street from aggressive rent collections, including the use of Winding Up Petitions. Under measures announced by the business secretary and supported by the British


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