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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


This is the second of our 1CL Weekly Webinar series – How to Argue the Meaning of a Contract (and 4 ways of winning). 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


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


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