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Blog 10th August 2020
Christopher Wilkins

Claire Lewis v Philip Clarke & Anor [2020] EWHC 1975 (ChD)

Claire Lewis v Philip Clarke & Anor [2020] EWHC 1975 (ChD) A recent case of interest to commercial and family practitioners discussing the broad discretion the court has when approaching the valuation of shares in the context of an order for the purchase of shares following a S.994 Companies Act 2006 unfair prejudice petition; in […]

News 23rd July 2020

Success in costs appeal

Paul Mertens has recently represented the successful appellant in an appeal against costs orders that were expected to total more than £54,000. Paul successfully argued that the Judge at first instance had been wrong to order that costs should be assessed on an indemnity basis, in circumstances in which the appellant had not accepted two […]

Blog 23rd July 2020

Misuse of private information: A tort in its infancy

There has been an avalanche of commentary on the recent decision of the Supreme Court in WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 12[1]. The case has provided some welcome guidance on vicarious liability in the wake of the earlier decision of Mohamud v WM Morrison Supermarkets plc [2016] UKSC 11[2], and also […]

Blog 16th June 2020
Alice Scott

Holiday rights in the Coronavirus Pandemic

As we approach the summer, the ongoing risks and restrictions caused by the Coronavirus pandemic have meant that many of us have seen our dreams of a foreign holiday melt like a dropped ice-lolly. Consequently, the rights of would-be travellers to refunds and/or compensation for now redundant pre-booked holidays and cancelled flights continue to be […]

Past Events
27th Jun 2020, 09:00 to 10:30

Judging and Advocacy in Virtual Court Hearings – An International Experience

  The COVID-19 Pandemic has only served to accelerate the use of remote hearings to determine disputes. As an important means of broadening access to justice, there is no question that such hearings are here to stay. This event brings together a diverse group of legal experts to discuss an international experience of judging and […]

Blog 29th April 2020
Ezra MacDonald

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 24th March 2020

Employment Team – COVID-19 Coronavirus Update

These are unprecedented times and Chambers is seeing a significant increase in questions being raised by workers, employees, and employers alike. This post is intended to provide some outline guidance for the position as we see it, with links to useful information. It is not a substitute for formal legal advice – and if you […]

Blog 8th August 2018

What’s new with Trade Secrets?

With the tennis, the world cup, President Trump’s visit, the heatwave and the endless Brexit drama, it may have escaped you that on 9 June 2018 the Trade Secrets (Enforcement, etc) Regulations 2018 came into force. Here’s a quick summary of what you need to know when dealing with the errant employee who has run […]

Past Events

Financial Services & Business Regulation Seminar – Southampton

Pump Court Chambers’ Business and Commercial Team together with their Regulatory and Disciplinary Team have come together to provide an exciting seminar on new and current law that can affect commercial clients. Venue St Mary’s Stadium, Britannia Rd, Southampton, SO14 5FP Topics Personal Liability in Corporate Insolvencies Piercing the Corporate Veil – an update on […]

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