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UK insolvency landscape permanently changed by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (“the 2020 Act”). On 26 June 2020 the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (“the 2020 Act”) finally entered into force.  Now it is in its final form, Simon Newman and Christopher Pask of 1 Chancery Lane’s Commercial, Chancery and Property team


It is unfortunately not uncommon for public bodies to have to defend claims from members of staff or the public who have been assaulted by children or by vulnerable adults in their care.  The injuries that result from such assaults can range from the trivial to the significant and gruesome.  When the value of the


On 14th May the Advocate General provided his opinion to the CJEU in Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri v BV, Case C-129/19, a reference from the Supreme Court of Cassation, Italy, regarding Member States’ obligation to compensate victims of crime; on 16th July the CJEU gave its judgment. Sarah Prager provides a summary of the


Sarah Prager, barrister at 1 Chancery Lane, and Scott Rigby, partner and international injuries lawyer at Stewarts Law, warn of the very real dangers to player health posed by the truncated rugby season about to get under way.   The Truncated Season For some of us, one of the most depressing aspects of the Covid-19


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


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