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Test and Trace, Customer Details and Data Protection

03 Jul 2020

As we prepare for further measures to ease the current restrictions in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the government has confirmed that these restrictions are being eased with the support of the NHS' contact tracing system. In guidance published yesterday, the government confirmed…

Governance, Procurement & Information

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Effective Risk Assessing Post-COVID

03 Jul 2020

Coronablindness (Noun) "To become blind to previously obvious matters as a result of a temporary impairment of the mind caused by a global pandemic, mass lockdown and/or over-indulgence in alcoholic beverages during said periods". Usage "Sorry I forgot to put apply the…

Insurance

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Signing deeds during COVID-19 - Virtual execution and e-signatures

02 Jul 2020

Since working from home has become "the new norm", we've been asked to consider whether the use of digital transaction platforms and e-signatures is appropriate for executing deeds. In addition, whilst social distancing continues, can witnessing of signatures be done remotely? On 18…

Construction & Infrastructure

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Not a Minute too Soon for Late Payment Reforms

02 Jul 2020

In January, the first reading of The Small Business Commissioner and Late Payments etc Bill 2019-21 (the "Bill") took place in the House of Lords. In what would be a welcomed development for contractors in the construction sector, the Bill proposes wide-ranging reforms to current statutory…

Construction & Infrastructure

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Arkin v Marshall 2020 EWCA Civ 620

02 Jul 2020

On 26 March 2020, the Lord Chancellor and Master of the Rolls published the 117th Practice Direction update to the Civil Procedure Rules, which implemented Practice Direction 51Z. PD 51Z provided for the stay of possession proceedings due to COVID-19. Last month, the Court of Appeal confirmed the…

Dispute Resolution

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Academies Financial Handbook 2020 Update

02 Jul 2020

As you may be aware, a new handbook was released last week to be effective from 1 September 2020. Academy trusts must comply with this handbook as a condition of their funding agreements. The thought behind it is that managing your resources well will help you be accountable and enable you to get…

Governance, Procurement & Information

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