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News & Events: April 2020

Blog 14th April 2020

ADR – Compromise in COVID-19 lockdown

  With the courts shutting their doors to the majority of litigants following the outbreak of Coronavirus, now more than ever parties and their lawyers are turning their minds to alternative dispute resolution (ADR). From virtual mediations to remote ENEs and arbitrations, there are plenty of forms of ADR which can be conducted effectively during […]

Blog 14th April 2020
The impact of Covid-19 on some high-profile businesses so far

The impact of Covid-19 on some high-profile businesses so far

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the UK government has introduced the following range of business support measures: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furloughing); Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme; Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme; Self-employment Income Support Scheme; Business Rates Holiday for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure (England only); Cash Grant for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure […]

News 12th April 2020
A Practical Guide to The Pre-Action RTA Claims Protocol for Personal Injury Lawyers by Antonia Ford.

A Practical Guide to The Pre-Action RTA Claims Protocol

Pump Court Chambers are delighted to announce the publication of ‘A Practical Guide to The Pre-Action RTA Claims Protocol for Personal Injury Lawyers’, by Antonia Ford. The Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents (the Protocol) provides a streamlined process for the handling of personal injury claims valued between £1000 […]

Blog 8th April 2020
Helen Brander

Family Law Arbitration: Is it for me?

On 22nd February 2012 a new method of alternative dispute resolution was launched to assist parties to resolve their family problems: arbitration.  Arbitration in Family Law developed at around the time when the scope of legal aid was being restricted as a result of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and […]

News 8th April 2020

HMCTS Guidance – Criminal Courts

The below is summary of the guidance published by HM Courts & Tribunal Service in respect of Criminal Courts and Proceedings on Monday 27th April 2020. There are no Jury trials currently underway Crown Courts are dealing with a range of work, much of which is being done remotely. This includes sentencing hearings and all […]

Blog 7th April 2020
Lucy's Law -

Lucy’s Law

On Monday 6 April 2020, the Government brought into force new legislation in England to ban the commercial third-party sale of puppies and kittens, under six months old, by anyone other than a registered breeder. The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 provided for the licensing of persons in England to […]

Blog 7th April 2020
Alice Scott

Housing Law in the Coronavirus Pandemic

Stay at Home – Housing Law in the Coronavirus Pandemic In a time when we are all being urged to stay in our homes it seems appropriate to consider the recent changes to Housing Law in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. This article will consider the Coronavirus Act 2020, Practice Direction 51Z and the Guidance […]

Blog 7th April 2020
Matthew Scott

Lessons to be learned from the Marie Dinou case

Marie Dinou, the woman from York convicted of a non-existent coronavirus offence after being found “loitering between platforms” at Newcastle railway station was lucky to be charged with something newsworthy.  Had hers been a mundane motoring charge it is highly unlikely that anyone would have spotted that her treatment by the police and the justice […]

Blog 4th April 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“the Scheme”) was announced by the government on 20th March 2020. The government’s published guidance states that “it is designed to help employers whose operations have been severely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) to retain their employees and protect the UK economy.” The Scheme allows all UK employers to claim a […]

News 1st April 2020
Jesse Cook discusses discusses the potential legal issues to within football due to the Coronavirus epidemic with TalkSport

Potential Legal Issues Within Football due to the Coronavirus Epidemic

Sports Law Barrister & Director of 4D Sports Group Jesse Cook joined TalkSport – Weekend Sport Breakfast on Sunday 29th March to discuss the potential legal issues within football due to the Coronavirus epidemic. To listen to the discussion please click here. For further information on Jesse’s practice please contact Jonathan Cue on 020 7353 0711 or via […]

Blog 1st April 2020
Jennifer Lee

The Legal Impact of Covid-19 – The View from Two Jurisdictions

In this two-part article, Jennifer Lee of Pump Court Chambers, and Ezane Chong of Ariff Rozhan & Co., reflect on the guidance issued in the UK and Malaysia concerning Covid-19, and the impact of the pandemic on courts and litigants in their respective jurisdictions. 

Blog 1st April 2020

Implied warnings to Trial Counsel

Case Commentary – R v RT & Anor [2020] EWCA Crim 155 and R v Reece (David) [2020] EWCA Crim 44 –Implied warnings to Trial Counsel Introduction   In R v RT & Anor [2020] EWCA Crim 155 and R v Reece [2020] EWCA Crim 44, the Court of Appeal dismissed appeals against conviction. The […]

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