Stephen Loxton explains our planning for the coronovirus crisis and the steps we have taken to ensure that our staff, clients and barristers are protected and still able to continue   The word unprecedented has been used many times when describing recent events and the monumental changes that we have been forced to adapt to […]

In the judgment today in Dolan & Ors v Secretary of State for Health And Social Care & Anor[2020] EWHC 1786 (Admin) Mr Justice Lewis refused permission to seek a judicial review of the Regulations made as a result of coronavirus. One specific issue has been deferred for later consideration. THE CASE The claimant sought […]

These Regulations came into force at 3.00 pm today (3rd July 2020). Made at 10.00 a.m. on 3rd July 2020 Laid before Parliament at 3.00 p.m. on 3rd July 2020 Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1(2)   The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections […]

Over the past three months lawyers, and the courts, have been dealing with the impact of coronavirus.  This is an appropriate time to set out the key judgments where coronavirus has had an impact on both procedural and substantive law.  Here are summaries of (and links to) the cases where the impact of COVID is […]

We have already seen cases where  the fact that the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill is passing through Parliament has had an impact on judicial decision making.  Here Louis Doyle QC  takes us through the key elements of the Bill. Note that there are details of a free webinar that Louis is taking part in. […]

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council last week published its COVID19 planning response detailing steps taken to encourage economic recovery and respond to developers’ needs. Sefton’s pro-active approach has already received praise, with the ‘Have We Got Planning News for You’ webcast naming Sefton ‘Champion of the Week’ for the Council’s positive approach to tackling COVID19-related planning […]

  Neil Berragan recently attended a five day trial in the Birmingham Business and Property Courts, at the direction of the trial Judge.  This was by way of a test run for the Court and is understood to be the only hearing listed in the building that week.  We thought it would benefit everyone to […]

These Regulations were made today (Sunday 14th June 2020) and come into force tomorrow (15th June 2020). Note that there is a defence of “reasonable excuse”.     THE DEFENCE OF REASONABLE EXCUSE “Reasonable excuse” for not wearing a face mask is not defined. Regulation 4 gives examples of what constitutes a reasonable excuse, but […]

These are the consolidated Regulations which include the amendments made on the 12th June 2020 which came into force on the 14th June 2020.   STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 2020 No. 350 PUBLIC HEALTH, ENGLAND Made at 1.00 p.m. on 26th March 2020 Laid before Parliament at 2.30 p.m. […]

 This site has followed all the amendments to the Health Protection Coronovirus Regulations.  They were amended again on the 12th June 2020 and came into force on the 13th June.  These Regulations relax some of the rules relating to shops and places of workplace. They introduce the concept of “linked households”.   We will publish the […]

The dates the courts have been re-opening have now been sent out.  This list is up to date to the 10th June but may be subject to change if operationally required. London Harrow Crown Court 15 June Midlands Coventry Combined – Crown only 15 June Hereford Justice Centre 15 June Lincoln County Court 15 June […]