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CMA: Pandemic Profiteering – take aim then hesitate

The initial shockwaves of the COVID-19 pandemic, declared in March, prompted authorities across Europe and in America to take urgent steps to protect consumers. Such measures included cracking down on anti-competitive behaviour and temporarily relaxing rules which might otherwise be detrimental to the public interest. Two months on, as countries around the world cautiously ease […]

Covid-19: What should I do on my construction project right now? [Ontario]

The impacts on our world, our families, businesses and markets is and will continue to be significant and somewhat unpredictable. What are the specific impacts on construction projects across Canada? More importantly, what should owners, contractors and trades be doing right away to protect their personnel and their projects? What are the best practices in the industry to deal with the pandemic?

The desire to live: AM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

In AM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 17, Lord Wilson calls the European Court on Rights out on its claim that in Paposhvili v Belgium [2017] Imm AR 867, it was doing no more than “clarifying” its judgment in N v United Kingdom (2008) 47 EHRR 39 as to the circumstances in which removal or deportation will breach Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Covid-19 temporary voluntary arrangements between Jersey landlords and tenants in respect of residential tenancies

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Jersey Courts are giving priority to criminal cases and those involving children and are unlikely to be dealing with matters relating to property, including proceedings for rent arrears, lease cancellation, orders for possession and eviction (Tenancy Disputes). The Government of Jersey has issued Guidance for both commercial and residential […]


Woolf report – revolution or evolution?

There has been much comment on the content of Lord Justice Woolf’s report Access to Justice. Both professional bodies and lawyers have welcomed proposals, principally aimed at the litigating public, which embrace the speed and fairness of dispute resolution and proportionate costs. But what will the Woolf report mean in practice? It is in the […]

Wolf Report. Discovery and witnesses

Lord Woolf is frank about the problems facing the civil justice system – they are problems which a competent solicitor may help his clients to avoid but which nevertheless entrap far too many users of the English courts. The proposals for multi-track cases (over £10,000) might seem to differ little from the way the Commercial […]

In brief: Watford firm rehouses property team

Watford firm Matthew Arnold & Baldwin has opened new offices to house its seven lawyer-strong property department. The firm claims to have one of the largest property departments in the area and outside Central London. The practice covers all aspects of property law relating to commercial property, planning and residential conveyancing. The new offices, which […]

Litigation Personal Injury 24/10/95

Decisions are taken from Lawtel’s legal database. TLR: Times Law Reports; ILR: Independent Law Reports; LTL: Lawtel; WLR: Weekly Law Reports. Wallace v Sheppard – QBD 6 October 199Claimant: Donald Wallace Accident: Front seat passenger injured in car crash Injuries: Severe head injuries with increasing tendency towards epilepsy, continuing intellectual and memory deficit and impairment […]


Denton Hall acted for Nations Bank which arranged a £25 million revolving credit and term loan facility for Bell Cablemedia (South Hertfordshire)

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