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Government starts consultation on flexible working

19 Oct 2021

An improved approach to flexible working is a key part of the Government's aim to 'build back better' from the pandemic, and as such a consultation has been launched which sets out a number of proposals in respect of flexible working, in all its forms. These are built around the principle…

Housing & Regeneration

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VAR (Vicarious Appeal Ruling) goes in favour of the defence

07 Oct 2021

This article explores the recent case of Blackpool Football Club Ltd v DSN [2021] EWCA Civ 1352 which in which the claimant sought to expand further the way in which a defendant can be found to be vicariously liable for the actions of non-employees. The claimant brought an action in the High Court…

Insurance

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Forbes at Trial Berry v Gwynedd Council

07 Oct 2021

We acted for Gwynedd Council in a claim brought by Mrs Berry. She and her husband were on a day trip to Criccieth. They decided to walk towards a breakwater, which is a large concrete structure and can be accessed by a concrete path as shown in the following photograph. Its purpose is to protect the…

Insurance

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Guideline Hourly Rates Increases Confirmed from 1 October 2021

07 Oct 2021

The Master of the Rolls, Sir Geoffrey Vos, has confirmed that from the 1 October 2021 new guideline hourly rates recommended by the review undertaken by the Civil Justice Council (CJC) published in April 2021 , will come into use in the civil courts. It is expected that there will be a further review…

Insurance

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The Extension of Fixed Recoverable Costs (FRC) is coming

07 Oct 2021

We have long been waiting for the Government's response to their Consultation on the extension of FRC in civil cases in England and Wales, following Sir Rupert Jackson's 2017 recommendations. He and the Government have expressed their desire to expand the application of FRC in order to control…

Insurance

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Breach of Restrictive Covenants

07 Oct 2021

Every business will have information that it considers to be critical to its operations and success. That business will want to prevent this information from falling into the hands of any competitor or being used by an unauthorised 3rd party. Naturally more senior members of the business will have…

Dispute Resolution

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Guide to Commercial Litigation

05 Oct 2021

Disputes between businesses do sometimes arise and if all attempts to come to an agreement or compromise are unsuccessful, commercial litigation may be something that you wish to proceed with. This can be a complex area of law, and strict protocols must be followed, so this guide aims to outline the key…

Dispute Resolution

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