Search articles

Consumer protection from misleading advertising – the Brewdog gold can controversy

Author headshot imagePosted by , Partner

Last month it was reported that the Scottish brewer “Brewdog” had got itself into a potential pickle following its “solid gold” beer can promotion.

Read more

Too late to challenge a solicitor’s costs?

Author headshot imagePosted by , Associate

For a client facing a summary judgment application in relation to unpaid solicitor’s costs, the fact that they have lost the opportunity for a Solicitors Act assessment is not necessarily the end of the road.

Read more

Restructuring Plans and Bluecrest stays

Author headshot imagePosted by , Senior Associate
Contributing authors: Paola Cuffolo

Restructuring

Throughout the pandemic, the Government put into place legislative measures with the enactment of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 to help and protect businesses and commercial tenants struggling financially due to Covid-19 by preventing the use of certain remedies.

Read more

Injunctions – what they are and when they’re used

Author headshot imagePosted by , Senior Associate
Contributing authors: Josh Craig and

Injunctions are the “nuclear weapons” in the armoury of the court. This note aims to provide a brief overview of what they are, and when they might be used.

Read more

Playing the game – the Monopoly trade mark that is!

Author headshot imagePosted by , Partner

Monopoly needs no introduction. Who hasn’t played the internationally recognised board game, whether the original version set around the streets of London (UK version) or one of the many reincarnations thereof?

Read more

What does ‘Breathing Space’ mean for debt recovery?

Author headshot imagePosted by , Senior Associate
Contributing authors: Paola Cuffolo

Breathing spaces

On 4 May 2021, the Government will be launching the Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space) in order to grant those with problem debt the right to some protection from creditors. While this is timely in terms of those for whom Covid has seriously impacted their finances, the scheme is actually part of a much wider picture of helping debtors to pay off their creditors under less stress.

Read more

Monitoring staff at work and at home

Author headshot imagePosted by , Partner
Contributing authors: Josh Craig and John Nevin

Banking and financial services businesses have for many years monitored the work patterns and behaviours their staff. Since the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent seismic shift in working patterns, we are now seeing an increasing number of employers monitoring their staff in their own homes.

Read more

Business interruption insurance (BII) update: Covid-19 not classed as ‘a plague’ for the purposes of insurance cover

Author headshot imagePosted by , Partner
Contributing authors: Tom Llewellyn

We have now seen the judgment in the FCA’s test case applied in practice. Businesses with insurance policies with Travelers Insurance Company should beware.

Read more

Shellfish, ham sandwiches, or court documents: which can you take into the European Union post Brexit?

Author headshot imagePosted by , Trainee Solicitor

What can you bring into the EU?

From the vote on 23 June 2016 to the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020, it took three and a half years, but Brexit has happened. With the no deal scenario prevented at the last minute, what has the fallout been so far?

Read more

Enforcing restrictive covenants following an M&A deal

Author headshot imagePosted by , Partner

Corporate governance

Restrictive covenants are an essential tool for retaining goodwill and value in any business that you are looking to acquire. This is particularly so where the seller is intrinsically linked to the business or has the skillset to immediately compete with the target business, and could therefore quickly diminish its value.

Read more

The final hurdle: what does the Supreme Court’s decision on business interruption insurance claims mean for you?

Author headshot imagePosted by , Partner

The much anticipated Supreme Court judgment in the FCA’s business interruption insurance test case has been delivered. The decision brings definitive guidance on the operation of cover under non-damage interruption policies. Overall, the appeal reflects a victory for policyholders and provides peace of mind for many businesses who will now be able to progress their claims for Covid-19 related losses.

Read more

Business interruption insurance (BII) update: FCA draft guidance on proving presence of Covid-19

Author headshot imagePosted by , Partner

business interruption

Our Dispute Resolution team continues to monitor developments around the business interruption insurance (BII) case as more detail on how to claim emerges following last year’s judgment.

Read more

Search articles