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Is it time to go back to work on construction sites?

The good news for this Friday morning is that developers such as Persimmon, Taylor Wimpey and Vistry are all looking to reopen their sites, with the encouragement of housing ministers and that those sites may reopen from as early as Monday. A word of warning however. Despite these contractors going back to work, there are […]

Disputes arising from Covid-19 disruptions – skipping to court or skipping court?

Commercial contracts would not have anticipated the current commercial pressures which have arisen from the coronavirus outbreak. Naturally, this has led (or will lead) to unfulfilled obligations in commercial contracts, without a clear contractual solution for how to proceed. While the non-breaching party could bring a claim for breach of contract, recourse to the Courts at this time may not be the most effective way forward. This is particularly so where the breach is clearly a temporal one and the relationship between the parties is expected to return to normal once the global emergency subsides.

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How UK employers can deal with special circumstances of Covid-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). As the virus continues to spread extensively, it poses significant challenge to businesses and raises various points of employment law for employers.

COVID-19 and investment protection

As the world grapples with COVID-19, we are seeing some of the most unprecedented State measures of our time. Measures causing severe financial damage to many businesses and industries. Where does that leave foreign investors? Will they be able to claim compensation?

Cayman Islands Employment Update

The first ever electronic meeting of the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly on 23 April 2020 considered a number of pieces of legislation, largely in response to the COVID-19 emergency, that are likely to be of interest to local employers and employees. This note is intended to provide a brief overview of the key changes: some […]

Corona Crisis: Amendment of the obligation to file for insolvency in CEE

With the fourth law on COVID-19, the Austrian legislator has suspended the obligation of an overindebted debtor to file for insolvency until 30 June 2020, irrespective of the cause of the over-indebtedness. Some other countries in the CEE region have also adopted measures to combat the consequences of COVID-19 as detailed in the following overview…


Hot 100 career quiz: barrister and entrepreneur Andrew Thornton QC

Name: Andrew Thornton QC Firm: Erskine Chambers Role: Barrister/QC from March 2020  Trained at: Erskine Chambers and 8 Stone Buildings (now 10 Old Square) Year qualified: 1994 Read his Hot 100 profile What’s your most vivid memory from being a pupil? Having my pupil-masters pointing out the split-infinitives in my written work. What is the […]


Bindmans launches legal challenge against UK Government over PPE guidance

Bindmans is representing two doctors who have brought a legal challenge against the UK Government over PPE guidance. Acting for doctors Meenal Viz and Nishant Joshi, the firm sent a pre-action letter to the UK Government concerning the lawfulness of the PPE guidance published by the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health […]

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