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Possession proceedings in a post-stay world: a CPR update

Back in March 2020 the world became a very unusual place. The government rushed to help us to navigate that world with guidance (and more guidance) which we all tried to keep abreast of as it appeared on an almost daily basis with regard to all manner of things. In the world of possession proceedings, the first key development for practitioners was MHCLG’s press release of 18th March 2020 which suggested a “complete ban on evictions” and that “no renter in either social or private accommodation will be forced out of their home during this difficult time”.

Housing civil enforcement update

Whilst most of the country was in lockdown at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Upper Tribunal was busy giving two key judgements on civil penalties for failures to comply with housing laws.

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On-demand webinar: Employee engagement and future HR trends Q&A webinar discussion

Andrew Rayment and Charlotte Smith (both Employment) presented a live Q&A webinar discussion on ‘Employee engagement and future HR trends’. Walker Morris employment lawyers were joined by Lisa Rowlinson-Brown, People Director at Symington’s, Steve Joyce, HR Director at Airedale International Air Conditioning and Catherine de la Poer, Leadership Developer at Halcyon Coaching.

Keeping expert evidence secret at an inquest

There has rightly been increasing emphasis since the Mid Staffs inquiry and other high media profile investigations, such as Hillsborough, on the responsibility of public bodies to be open and candid in all of their dealings with the Coroner.

Nautica Marine Limited v Trafigura Trading (The Leonidas)

On 28 July 2020 Foxton J handed down judgment in this important case concerning the effect of “subjects” in commercial negotiations, which contains a number of significant points of interest to those negotiating contracts, particularly in the charter market.

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