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News & Events: April 2020

Blog 30th April 2020
Alejandra Llorente Tascon

Dishonesty: Barton & Booth v The Queen

CASE SUMMARY: Barton & Booth-v-The Queen [2020] EWCA Crim 575. The Court of Appeal considers whether the new definition of ‘dishonesty’ given by the Supreme Court in  the case of Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) (trading as Cockfords Club) [2017] UKSC 67 applies in criminal cases.  This was an appeal against conviction brought on various grounds, primarily […]

Blog 29th April 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – further guidance

As expected, the government has issued further guidance in relation to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“the Scheme”). This article will summarise the key updates since the guidance issued on 4 April 2020. The government has produced a number of documents to assist both employers and employees: Guidance for employers – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme Step-by-step guide on […]

Blog 29th April 2020
Ezra Macdonald on Remote hearings and witness evidence

Remote hearings and witness evidence

Remote hearings come with particular difficulties. One obvious difficulty is that the parties cannot see each other as well as they might in the courtroom. But how much of a problem is this? If the demeanour of witnesses (or indeed parties) is relevant to an issue to be decided by the Court, then restrictions on […]

News 28th April 2020
Jennifer Lee

Marriages and ‘Non-Marriages’ – Webinar

Marriages and ‘Non-Marriages’ following Akhter v Khan [2020] EWCA Civ 122 – Free Family Law Webinar Although COVID19 may have impacted our seminar programme this year, we wanted to reassure you that our popular London Family Finance Seminar will be returning next year. We will be co-hosting the event with Jolene Hutchison, now partner at IBB […]

Blog 28th April 2020
Alejandra Llorente Tascon

Unexplained Wealth Orders: The Weapon Against Dirty Money

Unexplained Wealth Orders: The Weapon Against Dirty Money – National Crime Agency -v- Baker & Others [2020] EWHC 822 (Admin)   What is an Unexplained Wealth Order? Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWO’s) were introduced into law through section 1 of the Criminal Finances Act 2017 by inserting section 362A to I into Part 8 of the Proceeds […]

Blog 27th April 2020
Helen Brander

Changes to capital gains tax reliefs when spouses and civil partners separate

PLEASE NOTE: This article on ‘Changes to capital gains tax reliefs when spouses and civil partners separate’ does not constitute nor contain tax advice, but is merely meant to be informative.  Individuals should always seek tax advice from appropriately regulated experts.   Among all the other changes being made to people’s financial arrangements, firstly as a result […]

Blog 24th April 2020
Christopher Wilkins

Commercial Tenants & Rent Arrears – Coronavirus Act 2020

The most commonly used remedy to recover rent is to forfeit the lease either by peaceable re-entry or by court proceedings. Both the High Court and the County Court have jurisdiction to grant relief from forfeiture for non-payment of rent on terms as to payment of rent and costs. Most applications will be made in […]

Blog 22nd April 2020
Oliver Foy xplores Re Carluccio’s Limited (in administration) [2020 EWHC 886 (Ch) – first piece of judicial guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Re Carluccio’s Limited (in administration)

Re Carluccio’s Limited (in administration) [2020] EWHC 886 (Ch) – first piece of judicial guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. It should be noted from the outset that Snowden J’s judgment in Re Carluccio’s is not binding. There were no representative employees or interested parties during the remote video hearing so the judgment does […]

News 22nd April 2020
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

Court of Protection Team COVID-19 Offering

The Court of Protection exists to protect some of the most vulnerable members of our society who lack the requisite capacity to make decisions for themselves. At Pump Court Chambers, we understand the unprecedented challenges which the current COVID-19 pandemic has caused for all those involved in this area, whether it be the patient (P) […]

Blog 21st April 2020
Helen Brander

IFLA Children Scheme: Binding decisions with minimal delay

Following the successful launch and running of the financial remedy and property arbitration scheme set up by Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (IFLA)[1] in February 2012, in July 2016 IFLA commenced the Children Scheme.  Its aim is to provide parties with an alternative to Court, and is particularly useful when a dispute has reached the […]

Blog 17th April 2020
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) Regulations 2020

A Practical Guide to The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) Regulations 2020 Justin Gau introduces us to The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) Regulations 2020. The regulations were introduced as a response to the serious and imminent threat to public health posed by the Coronavirus. In accordance with section 45R of the Public Health (Control of Disease) […]

Blog 15th April 2020
Andrew Grime: BC/PC: Parental Alienation Update

Remote Mediation and the COVID-19 pandemic

With the pandemic crisis showing little sign of abating and HM Government’s lockdown measures taking effect, the traditional system of Civil and Family Justice in England and Wales, by means of Court or Tribunal based litigation, has significantly slowed. In their most recent ‘Message to Circuit and District Judges in Civil and Family’, dated 9th […]

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