Andrew Dinsmore recently appeared for successful shipowners in a s. 69 application concerning the prevention principle and the requirement to give notice or communicate to move the Delivery Date under the SAJ Form.
Combining counsel practice and sitting as an arbitrator is both an aspiration and a challenge. How do you secure your first arbitrator appointments and what are some best practices when you are sitting as an arbitrator? In this third edition of Arbitration Classics, Colleen Hanley interviews Sara Masters QC on aspects of her experience as an arbitrator.
Charles Kimmins QC and Patrick Dunn-Walsh take a look at various types of insurance policy that might be engaged by the pandemic, and some of the issues that may arise in relation to each.
Although to debar a party from participating in litigation is a draconian sanction, Zacaroli J confirmed in a judgment handed down yesterday that it is nevertheless the “default” response to a party’s failure to pay an interim costs order.
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many states, in Europe and beyond, to pass new laws specifically aimed at safeguarding crucial interests. Some of these involve intervention in contractual relations. What attitude are the courts likely to take to the doctrine of overriding mandatory provisions in this scenario? Gordon Nardell QC and Angharad Parry look at the position under the Rome I Regulation.
The first thing cabin crews tell you is that if you experience a crisis on a plane, put your own oxygen mask on first before helping others. And yet, when a crisis hits in business, how many actually follow this advice?
Do you believe everything you see? No matter how discerning or intelligent you are, we are all pre-programmed to be more accepting of information in certain contexts than others. While most of us are wise to the ‘Nigerian prince’ phishing scams of old, we are less likely to question an email from someone we know. We might question news on a website we’ve never seen before – but not in a publication we know well. And if we follow somebody high-profile on a social media platform we’re familiar with, like Instagram, chances are we take what they say at face value. It’s precisely because of this that mainstream media recently described influencer and celebrity accounts as ‘the gateway drug to fake news’.
In a significant decision, HMRC v Inverclyde Property Renovation LLP and Clackmannanshire Regeneration LLP  UKUT 0161 (TCC), the Upper Tribunal has upheld HMRC’s powers to issue a notice and commence an enquiry into returns submitted by a limited liability partnership (LLP).
A number of exceptional measures have been introduced in the justice sector. These measures are set out in Law 1-A/2020 of 18 March and Decree‑Law 10-A/2020 of 13 March (as amended by Law 4-A/2020 of 6 April). The measures include exceptional rules on the extension of time limits and of the periods to take judicial steps. The rules will remain in place until the end of the exceptional situation to prevent, contain, mitigate and treat COVID-19.
Key points: HSE receives 10% increase in its budget to support employers in ensuring a safe return to work Government guidance advises businesses to publish Coronavirus Risk Assessment on their website, with businesses who have over 50 workers “expected to do so” HSE will do spot inspections of workplaces to ensure employees are working safely […]
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DWF’s share price dropped nearly 20 per cent today following the departure of CEO Andrew Leaitherland, making it one of the biggest fallers on the London Stock Exchange. Leaitherland’s exit from the world’s largest listed legal outfit was announced this morning; at which point DWF’s share price started off at just over 76p. However, a […]
World Cup of Chambers The final is entering its last few hours – there’s still time to vote here. Below are a few of the lengths that finalists St John’s Buildings and Pump Court Chambers have gone to in order to win your vote, plus a few of our other favourite Tweets from the final. […]
Firms’ post-pandemic visions are already diverging “We won’t ever go back to how we worked before Covid” – the message from Slater & Gordon, which will leave its current London office for a much smaller one when its lease expires this autumn. The firm will rely much more on remote working in the future. Contrast […]
It was during a jog to Hogan Lovells’ deserted HQ that the magnitude of the current situation hit home for Michael Davison, who starts as deputy CEO at the transatlantic outfit this summer. “It’s going to be unbelievably fiddly getting people back,” says Davison, “the biggest challenge is how and when we think they will […]
Nicholas Plant, Dentons Last month saw the sale of Imperial Brands’ premium cigar business, including a number of its most famous Cuban cigars, to two entities backed by private equity investors. Asides from the inevitable challenges brought about by Covid-19, a series of hoops needed to be jumped through to get the deal over the […]
Pinsent Masons is set to stagger working hours and break times for employees that are returning to the office, however, encouraging UK staff to work from home still forms the “backbone” of the firm’s response to Covid-19. For the past month, a tailored taskforce has been looking at how Pinsents can reopen its offices on […]