Planning for the future


Planning for the future

There has been a determined effort by Ministers and much of government to keep the planning system going during the coronavirus crisis.  The ability to carry out development is one… Read more »

CategoryNews, Articles Author Richard Harwood OBE QC Date

The Return to Work After Lockdown

James Todd QC considers employers’ health and safety duties[i] As we enter the second phase of the national battle against Covid-19 it is possible to discern a change in the… Read more »

CategoryNews, Articles Author James Todd QC Date

AM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 17

Zane Malik examines the Supreme Court’s decision changing the test that domestic court and tribunals apply when they consider claims made by foreign nationals under Article 3 of European Convention… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Zane Malik Date

Coronavirus legislation and interference with economic interests: A1P1 as enforceable under the Human Rights Act 1998

In this article we examine the implications of recent coronavirus legislation on protected rights under the first article of the first protocol to the ECHR (‘A1P1’) which provision applies in… Read more »

CategoryNews, Articles Author Duncan Sinclair, Ruth Keating Date

Remote hearings and adjournment applications in the Business and Property Courts: Emerging Trends

English courts have long led the way in handling complex international commercial disputes. The specialist courts which are now known as the Business and Property Courts of England and Wales… Read more »

CategoryNews, Articles Author Samar Abbas Kazmi, Philippe Kuhn Date

Til death do us part: legality of the ban on civil deathbed marriages during COVID 19

On 23 March 2019 the Prime Minister announced a ban on marriage ceremonies.  As greater and greater numbers of people become ill, some seriously, questions begun to emerge – could… Read more »

CategoryNews, Articles Author Katherine Apps Date

Coronavirus & Arbitration: Institutional Responses, Challenges and Practical Tips (Part Two)

In the second of two articles (part one here) looking at the impact of coronavirus on international arbitration,[1] we consider the following two questions: What challenges must arbitration overcome in… Read more »

CategoryNews, Articles Author Samar Abbas Kazmi, James Bradford Date

EXE v Governors of the Royal Naval School [2020] EWHC 596 QB

On 13 March 2020 Griffiths J handed down judgment in favour of the Defendants in this complex case. Background The Defendants employed a 30 year old man “Hughes” as a… Read more »

CategoryNews, Articles Author Susan Rodway QC Date

What standard of care should hospitals be held to in the Covid-19 outbreak?

Introduction It is no secret that Covid-19 is placing huge strain on the NHS, with ramifications across all parts of an already stretched organisation. Hospitals nationwide have been told to… Read more »

CategoryNews, Articles Author James Todd QC, Emma Corkill Date

Is a territorial limit in a policy of insurance a jurisdiction agreement?

In Hutchinson v (1) Mapfre (2) Ice Mountain Ibiza S.L. [2020] EWHC 178 (QB), C suffered serious personal injury while on holiday in Spain.  He visited a club run by… Read more »

CategoryNews, Articles Author Bernard Doherty Date

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