Insight Articles

An archive of our latest insight articles, written by our Partners, Associates and Lawyers.
Three years on from GDPR - Time to review your compliance?

Three years on from GDPR - Time to review your compliance?

23 June 2021

The General Data Protection Regulation was first adopted by both the European Parliament and European Council in April 2016 and came into force two years later on 25th May 2018.The...

Author: Laura Cunningham
Practice Area: Commercial Law, General Data Protection Regulations

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Libel Complaint against the Metropolitan Police Dismissed

Libel Complaint against the Metropolitan Police Dismissed

22 June 2021

The High Court in England and Wales has recently handed down a judgment, dismissing a claim for defamation following a press release issued by the Metropolitan Police in relation to...

Author: Hannah Stewart
Practice Area: Media and Entertainment

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Retail Headwinds – Which Direction Will These Blow Lenders?

Retail Headwinds – Which Direction Will These Blow Lenders?

21 June 2021

The past 18 months have been a devastating period for retailers, revenue has fallen drastically and this in turn has affected their ability to pay rent. Moratoriums on rent were...

Author: Emma Copeland
Practice Area: Banking & Finance, COVID-19 , Real Estate

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Commercial Court directs fortification of undertakings in damages not limited to future loss

Commercial Court directs fortification of undertakings in damages not limited to future loss

19 May 2021

In the recent case of Alta Trading UK Ltd and others v Bosworth and others [2021] EWHC 1126 (Comm), the Commercial Court handed down judgment dismissing an application seeking further...

Author: Declan Magee
Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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Closing time for inadequate pleadings

Closing time for inadequate pleadings

18 May 2021

The Court of Appeal overturns the High Court decision, which held the Defendants liable for allegations that were not set out in pleadings, but arose through the course of evidence....

Author: Ciara Fitzpatrick
Practice Area: Healthcare
Sector: Healthcare

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Two separate contracts, one adjudication – does the Adjudicator have jurisdiction?

Two separate contracts, one adjudication – does the Adjudicator have jurisdiction?

13 May 2021

In the case of Delta Fabrication & Glazing Ltd (Delta) v Watkin Jones & Son Ltd (Watkin Jones), the High Court in England had to decide whether to enforce an...

Author: Rebecca Ferguson
Practice Area: Construction Law

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EU rejects UK re-entry to Lugano Convention

EU rejects UK re-entry to Lugano Convention

13 May 2021

In January 2020, as we braced ourselves for the unknowns of post-Brexit UK, none of us could have dreamt that a much more serious challenge lay beneath the surface. The...

Author: Shane McVeigh
Practice Area: Debt Recovery, Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Sector: Brexit

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Benchmark Jargon Buster

Benchmark Jargon Buster

06 May 2021

It seems that the world has become a little obsessed with acronyms. The realm of interest benchmarks is no different. LIBOR, EURIBOR, HIBOR, SIBOR, BBSY, SONIA, EONIA, SOFR, SARON, TONAR,...

Author: Orla Hanna
Practice Area: Banking & Finance

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Non-payment of rent during the COVID-19 lockdown

Non-payment of rent during the COVID-19 lockdown

06 May 2021

A recent decision of the High Court in England will be of interest to landlords and tenants of commercial premises which have been subject to closure during the COVID-19 lockdown....

Author: John Dugdale
Practice Area: Construction Law, Real Estate

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Jeremy Corbyn Loses Appeal in Libel Case

Jeremy Corbyn Loses Appeal in Libel Case

04 May 2021

The Court of Appeal in England and Wales has dismissed an appeal from former Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn MP, after being sued for defamation by a political blogger in July...

Author: Hannah Stewart
Practice Area: Media and Entertainment

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