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COVID-19: Coronavirus Act 2020 and protection from eviction

03 Apr 2020

The current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has brought with it an air of uncertainty surrounding job security and the ability to make rental payments in this period. The introduction of the Coronavirus Act 2020 ("the Act") on 25 March 2020, has put some minds at ease and provided protections…

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COVID-19: Emergency changes to insolvency law

03 Apr 2020

Last week, the Business Secretary announced temporary changes to insolvency law in order to protect businesses from the effects of the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The impending legislation will introduce a new moratorium for businesses and will suspend wrongful trading laws for the duration…

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COVID-19 and the Justice System

19 Mar 2020

The present circumstances On 18 March 2020, the Lord Chancellor affirmed that "the rule of law is vital to a functioning democracy and even at times like these, it is essential that our independent courts are able to administer justice." Whilst many public places have either been…

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Businesses Must Prioritise Credit Control

19 Mar 2020

Bad cashflow remains the key risks to businesses. The Insolvency Service has recently reported that in 2019, underlying company insolvencies have escalated to their highest annual level since 2013. This increase has been driven by an increase in Administrations and Creditors' Voluntary…

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Covid-19 Update

18 Mar 2020

At Forbes Solicitors, we are keen to reassure clients that we have robust business continuity measures in place to protect and maintain service levels so we can continue to support our clients. The health and welfare of our colleagues and clients is paramount. We will continue to monitor the most…

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Pease v Carter and others 2020 EWCA Civ 175

12 Mar 2020

So what happens if you serve or receive a possession notice that has an error in it. Does it deem the notice invalid? Or is the recipient expected to reasonably interpret the intended meaning, if it is relatively clear? This recent Court of Appeal case has re-enforced former case law and confirmed…

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Coronavirus and Contracts

11 Mar 2020

Coronavirus and Contracts Many of our manufacturing clients have suppliers in China or Italy and with the enforced lockdown in those areas due to Covid - 19 there is likely to be an impact more locally regardless of the effects of the virus here. Once the medical emergency is over there is likely…

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Nosey neighbours - a legal nuisance?

04 Mar 2020

Fearn and others v The Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery [2020] EWCA Civ 104. " Overwhelming weight of judicial authority…is that mere overlooking is not capable of giving rise to a cause of action in private nuisance " so say the Court of Appeal. What are the facts of the…

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