By Bridget Dolan QC Jordan v The Chief Constable of the PSNI  NICA 61. 15 November 2019 (judgment here) The latest instalment of the long running Pearse Jordan inquest saga provides an important warning to all coroners and other public bodies involved in Article 2 investigations where there is delay in coming to inquest […]
By Bridget Dolan QC R (Lee) v HM Assistant Coroner for Sunderland  EWHC 3227 (Admin) 12.9.19 (judgment here) Regular readers of our blog will recall this case dealing with the tricky issue of whether Art 2 obligations are engaged when a person dies whilst receiving psychiatric care in the community. (See the earlier blog […]
By Bridget Dolan QC Namiq v Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust  EWCA (14.2.20) judgment here Readers of this blogger’s generation will already know that the answer to the Meaning of Life is 42. The Court of Appeal have now addressed a question too momentous for even Douglas Adams to tackle – what is the […]
By Bridget Dolan QC R (Lewis) v Senior Coroner for North West Kent  EWHC (12 February 2020) judgment here A coroner who chooses not to give reasons for a controversial decision may as well hand the aggreived interested person their acknowledgement of service for the forthcoming judicial review claim along with the record of […]
By Elliot Gold Statutory guidance on what police need to do under the Stalking Protection Act 2010, which introduced Stalking Protection Orders. The Home Office states that this is statutory guidance on how to approach applying for a Stalking Protection Order and that the information may also help those working for other criminal justice agencies, […]
Commercial Dispute Resolution specialist, Senior Associate Kathryn Vickers, reports on Athena v Superdrug , the latest case to highlight the risks of doing business informally over e-mail, and offers good practice advice for businesses.
As the UK begins to tackle the challenges caused by the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19, Walker Morris has received a number of enquiries from landlord and tenant clients as to how this may affect their property arrangements and obligations. It is now clear the outbreak will significantly disrupt the market. We have already seen the challenges […]
More good news on the State aid front with regard to COVID-19 – the European Commission has published a draft framework of temporary measures which allow EU member states to provide urgent financial support to affected businesses.
Due to the measures taken by the Austrian government in connection with the outbreak of the corona virus which has now affected Austria (e.g. home quarantine, cancellation of events, closure of shops/restaurants), liquidity shortages and payment difficulties for businesses seem more likely. Accordingly, the Austrian Ministry of Finance has taken the following measures: Taxpayers who […]
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Keystone Law, the listed flexible working legal services business, today confirmed that it would not be paying shareholders a dividend when it announces its full-year results for the period ended 31 January 2020, blaming the “uncertain” and “unprecedented” times resulting from the Covid-19 crisis. The company stressed that despite the deferment of the dividend, which […]
McDermott Will & Emery has hired a finance partner from Reed Smith, the latest in a string of senior laterals to join over the past few months. The US firm has taken on longtime Reed Smith London partner Ranajoy Basu. The finance lawyer has spent over seven years in the City outfit of the US […]
The changing dynamics between firms’ corporate and restructuring teams was highlighted this week, while listed law firms brace for tough times due to the coronavirus pandemic. Here are the key takeaways. What a time to be a restructuring lawyer If you’re a corporate lawyer right now, you’re probably still flat-out speaking to clients as they […]
DWF has braced its investors on the impact of the coronavirus on its business, highlighting that will seek additional contingency facilities from its lenders. The firm said this was needed to ensure it has “increased headroom for working capital purposes and a relaxation of certain covenants for a period of time.” It already has an […]
The High Court has delivered another blow to businessman Hamdi Akin Ipek, after it granted a freezing injunction that prevents him from using funds held by a Turkish mining conglomerate. Ipek wanted to use millions of Koza Ltd’s funds to pay for a personal international arbitration dispute between him and the Republic of Turkey. Following […]
Business tycoon Philip Day has failed in a bid to make his former solicitors at Womble Bond Dickinson stump up the bill for his £450,000 fine imposed in 2017 by the Crown Court. Day was accused of causing the unauthorised cutting down of 43 trees and subsequent construction of a vehicle track in Cumbria. Criminal […]