Category: COVID-19

High Court provides reminder of the strict rules on valid service of the Claim Form

High Court rejects retrospective (one day) extension of time for service of the sealed Claim Form. The Claimant has a potential professional negligence claim against its’ solicitors.

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High Court rules COVID-19 self-isolation counts as force majeure not breach of contract

In Dwyer (UK) Franchising Ltd v. Fredbar Ltd & Bartlett [2021] EWHC 1218 (Ch), the High Court ruled that self-isolating due to coronavirus (COVID-19) counted as ‘force majeure’,…

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Business Interruption Insurance: Proving Presence of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Does your insurance policy provide coverage for business interruption as a result of the pandemic? The quickest way to find out is to send our Business Interruption Insurance solicitors your policy and we will let you know whether you have a claim. If you have a claim, we will offer you a no win no fee agreement.

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Business Interruption Insurance Guide: Do I have a Claim?

The Supreme Court handed down its ruling in the FCA test case on business interruption insurance against six insurers. If you are an affected business, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible and our specialist financial services litigation team can be instructed to assist.

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FCA’s comment on business interruption insurance test case encouraging for policyholders

On 15 January 2021, the Supreme Court handed down its ruling in the FCA test case on business interruption insurance against six insurers . Many businesses will now be considering the next steps whilst waiting for their insurers to assess their case. The FCA has issued a letter setting out the next steps encouraging insurers to reassess, progress and settle claims quickly in light of the ruling.

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Insurance industry’s reaction to Supreme Court BII test case positive for businesses

The Supreme Court Business Interruption Insurance (BII) test case has brought clarity to policyholders who have been affected by COVID-19 and have previously been denied BII cover by their insurers. This is causing insurers to reassess policyholders’ disputes on a case by case basis. If you are an affected business, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible and our specialist financial services litigation team can be instructed to assist.

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Business Interruption Insurance: Supreme Court judgment means relief for COVID-hit businesses

Business interruption insurance covers businesses for loss of income during periods when the business cannot trade as usual due to an unexpected event. If you are a policyholder and your insurer is refusing to paying out for a business interruption claim related to the coronavirus pandemic, seek legal advice immediately as you may have a litigation claim to seek financial redress.

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Non-compete in employment contract held to be unreasonable and void

The coronavirus pandemic has led to many individuals losing their jobs due to redundancies and employees may wonder where they stand in relation to any restrictive covenants in their contracts. The case of Quilter Private Client Advisers v Falconer discusses the factors to be taken into account when seeking to enforce a restrictive covenant, which in this case was a 9 month non compete, which was found to be void and unenforceable.

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London Creperie’s arguments tossed aside as summary judgment awarded in business interruption insurance claim

In TKC London Ltd v Allianz Insurance plc [2020] EWHC 2710, the Commercial Court considered a company and its insurer’s arguments on policy wording relating to business interruption following losses arising from COVID-19 closures, awarding summary judgment in favour of the insurer.