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Extension to Insolvency Measures

02 Oct 2020

The Government have recently announced an extension of insolvency measures under the Corporate Governance and Insolvency Act until the end of year. These measures include the prevention of statutory demands and winding up petitions until the end of year unless there are specific circumstances.…

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Abuse of Process and Striking Out

28 Sep 2020

Litigation can be uncertain, expensive and time consuming. However, the Courts have a wide range of case management powers, the exercise of which may heavily depend on the actions taken by parties involved in the litigation. Care should be taken when embarking on Court action and it is important to…

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Insurance Case Update: A Covid-Cloud Silver Lining for Policyholders

22 Sep 2020

The High Court has last week handed down judgment in the case of The Financial Conduct Authority and Others [2020] EWHC 2448 (Comm). This was a test case brought by the Financial Conduct Authority against several insurance companies to clarify the scope and meaning of Business Interruption (BI)…

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Landlord's Remedies for non-payment of rent - 25 June 2020

09 Jul 2020

Subject to Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2019-21 ("CIGB") being passed unamended The CIGB introduces a moratorium which will provide a breathing space for eligible companies to allow them to enter into negotiations with creditors and will restrict filings for insolvency…

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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…

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