Restaurant Chain Makes £16M Business Interruption Loss Claim Against Their Insurers

A restaurant chain has brought a claim against its insurer, Allianz, for losses it suffered during England’s Covid-19 lockdowns, following the Supreme Court’s ruling in the high profile Financial Conduct...


Intellectual Property & Unjustified Threats – When “I’ll See You In Court” Can Get You Sued

Most areas of law have their quirks and intellectual property is no exception. For those who are unfamiliar with intellectual property rights, the law relating to unjustified threats might seem...


Hybrid Working Practices – Guidance Published By Acas

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has issued guidance to employers to assist them in determining whether hybrid working – a mixture of remote/home and office working – could...


Now Is A Great Time To Invest In Leicester

Leicester’s economy shrunk by 12.2% in 2020 and has recently seen the likes of high street giant Debenhams close its doors – leaving people questioning whether the city can ever...


Incorporating Pandemic Clauses Within Commercial Lease Renewals

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, there have been several measures introduced by the Government to provide support to commercial tenants. One related area of interest for landlords and tenants...


“No Jab, No Job” – Can My Employer Make Me Get A Covid-19 Vaccine?

Since the rollout of the Government Covid-19 vaccine programme, which began in December, just over 46 million people (as of Thursday, 15th July) in the UK have now received at...


Supreme Court Seeks To Provide Clarity In Relation To The Scope Of The Duty Of Care Owed By Professionals

In the case of Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton UK LLP, and the related case of Khan v Meadows, the Supreme Court has sought to: In doing so, the...


What Not To Do When Pleading A Defamation Claim

Webb v Jones [2021] EWHC 1618 (QB) Case summary The Claimant (Sharon Webb) brought a libel claim concerning several posts by the Defendant (Claire Jones) to a private Facebook Group...


Wagatha Christie Continues…But Only In Part

The ongoing libel case between Vardy and Rooney has reached another important milestone. The previous stages of the case have been detailed in our previous blogs, which can be found...


The End Of Furlough – Why Businesses Should Plan Ahead For Redundancies

July marked the first step towards the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) (also referred to as the furlough scheme) as employers now have to contribute to the...


Overhaul Of GDPR Following Brexit?

The UK’s current data protection laws are predominantly based on EU legislation. This was necessary to ensure the UK, as a member of the EU, complied with the necessary regulations....


Prevalence Of Cybersecurity Attacks

It is clear that cybercriminals have viewed Covid-19 and the various lockdowns as a great opportunity to increase their targeted efforts against both individuals and companies. The scale of cyber...