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Electric vehicles: Accelerating in British Columbia and beyond

Recent developments, including significantly increased funding under the Specialty Use Vehicle Incentive and Commercial Vehicle Pilots Program announced January 13, 2021, are accelerating the adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and their associated infrastructure in British Columbia.

Brexit: governing law, jurisdiction and enforcing judgments

Relatively easy cross-border enforcement of court judgments has been a quiet success of the EU. Now that we have the UK-EU Trade and Co-Operation Agreement we are able to report on how governing law, jurisdiction and enforcement of court judgments works post-Brexit between the UK and EU.

UK Supreme Court rules on Covid-19 business interruption claims

The much anticipated decision of the UK Supreme Court in a test case addressing insurance coverage issues arising in connection COVID-19 business interruption (“BI”) claims was handed down on January 15, 2021 in FCA v. Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd., [2021] UKSC.

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Five myths about marriage and divorce

January typically sees a spike in divorce enquiries for many solicitors – and 2021 is expected to be no different, with the additional stresses and strains COVID-19 has placed on couples and families.

Shall we be exclusive?

The government is currently seeking views on a very specific proposal to ban the use of exclusivity clauses in contracts where the workers’ guaranteed weekly income is less than the Lower Earnings Limit, currently £120 per week.

Redundancies during COVID-19: Coronavirus job retention scheme extension provides some relief

In comparison to the US, there is a stricter redundancy process in the UK. For UK businesses faced with the prospect of making 20 or more staff redundant, there is an obligation to undertake a collective consultation process, which should consider ways to avoid or reduce the number of employees to be made redundant and mitigate the consequences of the redundancies.

The implications of Maughan: the Chief Coroner’s Law Sheet #6

The new Chief Coroner, HHJ Teague QC, has just published his first legal guidance in the form of “Law Sheet 6” addressing the impact of the case of R (on the application of Maughan) v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire [2020] UKSC 46 on coronial practice.


Roundtable: How to start a digital strategy – even if you’re late

The whole in-house legal industry is facing unprecedented stress levels fueled by an impending sense of urgency. Over the past few months, legal departments have dealt with uncertainty surrounding their teams, increased workload and complex work to support their businesses and stakeholders. Almost counterintuitively, there has never been a better moment to think about creating […]

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Noerr to give up UK LLP with no Brexit deal in sight

German independent Noerr is planning to change the form of its legal entity from a UK LLP to a German comparable, in light of the stalling Brexit talks. The second largest German firm, which adopted a UK limited liability partnership structure in 2009, is being forced to change its business structure due to the delay […]

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Kingsley Napley and Vardy win first part of “Wagatha Christie” dispute

Coleen Rooney, represented by Brabners, has lost the first part of the ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel case, as the courts sided with Rebekah Vardy. The bitter dispute relates to a post that appeared on Rooney’s Instagram in October 2019, which alleged that Vardy’s account had leaked stories about her to the press. Vardy denied the claims […]

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