Blog - General Civil

COVID-19 and force majeure

COVID-19 and force majeure The COVID-19 pandemic is placing considerable strain on businesses, making it difficult or impossible to meet pre-existing contractual obligations. Contracts routinely contain a force majeure clause, that is, a clause that sets out the consequences of what happens if a party is prevented from performing the contract in circumstances that are […]

Tags: Commercial, General Civil

Temporary Insolvency Practice Direction

Temporary Insolvency Practice Direction A Temporary Insolvency Practice Direction (“TIPD”) drafted by Mr Justice Zacaroli, Chief ICCJ Briggs, Mr Justice Snowden and Mr Justice Marcus Smith came into force on 6 April 2020 and will remain in force until 1 October 2020 unless amended or revoked. TIPD can be found at https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Temporary-IPD-April-2020_.pdf Its purpose is […]

Tags: Commercial, General Civil, Insolvency

COVID 19 UPDATE 7th MAY 2020

This blog looks at the recent advice which can be found on the ACAS Website in respect of handling grievances and disciplinaries during the Covid 19 pandemic. The most important point to remember (which cannot be repeated too often) is that employment law has not been suspended during the pandemic when social distancing and lock […]

Tags: Employment, General Civil

Judicial Guidance on PDF Court Bundles – 20th May 2020

On 20 May 2020, general guidance was published on PDF Bundles: https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/GENERAL-GUIDANCE-ON-PDF-BUNDLES-f-1.pdf The following points are of note: The guidance does not apply to tribunals. The guidance is general and is subject to directions of the court or the requirements of a judge in a particular case. Bundles must, where the nature of the document […]

Tags: Commercial, Family, General Civil, Insolvency, Will Disputes