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Vicarious liability – the Supreme Court restores order

The Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the appeals of two defendant organisations against findings that they were vicariously liable for the…

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner
Whittington Hospital NHS Trust v XX –Supreme Court decision

Awards of damages for foreign commercial surrogacy are no longer contrary to public policy

Paul Thomson
Paul Thomson Partner

COVID-19 and essential construction work : Remediation of unsafe cladding

An update on the Government's remediation and COVID-19 Building Safety plans, and the refusal (for now) of site closures for non essential work.

COVID-19: its effect on mental health services

It is hoped that changes made to the Mental Health Act 1983 (“MHA”), Care Act 2014 and the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014 will ease…

Forfeiture frustrated – emergency legislation to protect business tenancies

Emergency legislation intended to protect business tenants from the threat of having their leases forfeited for non-payment of rent.

Peter Hall
Peter Hall Principal Associate

Public sector collaboration and back office services

On 29 January 2020 an Advocate General (AG) at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) gave an important opinion on the scope of the public sector…

Vincent King
Vincent King Partner

Coronavirus Bill: second reading

Concern and anger are growing that this warning of social distancing has been widely ignored over the weekend as many people took to their local parks…

A right to silence

In recent years there has been something of a proliferation of contempt actions brought by defendants and/or insurers in the context of fraudulent…

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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