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We are very pleased to announce that Jack Harding has been appointed by the LCJ to be a Deputy District Judge on the South Eastern circuit.


As we face more time under the shadow of Covid-19, now in this ‘new normal’, many of us are using technology more and seeing the legal issues that are arising out of it/IT. There have been Data Protection and Human Rights issues raised about the Government’s new Covid-19 tracing app. and police surveillance. There have


It’s been a couple of weeks since we last considered the thorny issue of flight and holiday refunds; but the saga continues to rumble on, with no prospect of any resolution any time soon. This week we bring you up to date with the latest emanations from the European Commission, not only in relation to


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


This is the third of our 1CL Weekly Webinar series – Employer’s Liability: Back to Basics. In the first of a two-part series, Ben Hicks and Andrew Spencer will 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


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


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