Several leading manufacturers, in the automotive and other industries, have answered the government’s plea and indicated their willingness to offer their production facilities over for the manufacture of ventilators – but what are the challenges?
Recent announcements by the MHCLG and the Scottish Government in relation to COVID-19 indicate a relaxation of planning conditions that would otherwise restrict retail deliveries and store opening hours.
The Financial Services industry has been quick to respond to the struggles facing individuals and businesses during the current coronavirus pandemic, but there are issues they need to consider when implementing their forbearance measures. As announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer this week, it’s great that the financial services industry has reacted quickly and […]
In light of the escalating status of the COVID-19 as a pandemic and the UK moving into the delay phase of disease control, a number of businesses are looking for more guidance around what they should be doing to manage their contracts. As a follow on from our previous update, more and more businesses are […]
We are facing a Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and, as a result, administrative solutions have been adopted and a state of emergency has been declared. All this has had an impact on the whole of the economy and it has also had serious adverse effects on property (real estate) transactions, which are subject to specific formalities […]
On 30 March 2020, the Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (the Court of Appeal) delivered a decision of some practical importance to the practice relating to applications for injunctive relief. It confirms: That the so called “Black Swan” line of authority cannot be developed and extended by the courts to permit free standing […]
The Chief Coroner’s Guidance on COVID-19 (No.34) was issued on 26 March 2020 and reinforced on 27 March 2020 with further guidance (No.35). It is helpful to be read in conjunction with the Chief Coroner’s COVID-19 Note #3. It is intended to be the main piece of guidance for all coroners. The message overall is that coroners have discretion […]
This case raises an interesting point: does a mistake in an application, which is not relied upon by a regulator when it makes its decision, invalidate the regulator’s decision to issue an environmental permit?
Clifford Chance will run its 2020 summer vacation scheme as a virtual event, in response to the current coronavirus pandemic. The virtual scheme will take place from Wednesday to Friday, 1-3 July and will comprise three days – instead of the traditional two weeks – of virtual learning by using external platform InsideSherpa, which was […]
Herbert Smith Freehills is the latest City firm to reduce partner profit distributions, while maintaining it will still award bonuses in two separate payments over the next year. The firm confirmed today that all employees will remain on their current respective salaries, with this pay freeze set to be reviewed in six months. While some […]
The UK Government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has put most of its current panel reviews on hold while it reprioritises work in light of coronavirus. The CCS has paused procurement activity for its general legal advice services, finance and complex legal services, rail and edisclosure panels, as firms wait in the lurch about when the […]
Pinsent Masons is placing some of its non-fee-earners on furlough in response to the coronavirus pandemic, while it also considers a change to its quarterly cycle of partner payouts. These are just two of the latest measures put in place by the firm. Senior figures are now undertaking a programme of scenario planning to consider what […]
Family chambers 3PB has launched a remote courtroom to assist on the financial aspects of claims brought in the family court. Members at the set have decided to launch the Remote Access Financial Dispute Resolution (FDR) Court Room for instructing law firms and clients, who are now having to engage remotely. The set, which had […]
Eversheds Sutherland has created an app that allows staff to interact on themes that go beyond their routine jobs, as it seeks to counteract the sense of loneliness sparked by the sustained remote working period caused by the Covid-19 crisis. The app, called Open House, was sponsored by the firm’s managing partner Keith Froud, and […]