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The new normal: Skype for Business as a forum for justice.

7 / 4 / 2020

On 7 April 2020, Jon Lester appeared in the interim applications list in the Chancery Division via Skype. Jon secured an interim injunction preventing the respondent from selling her property before the resolution of the underlying dispute. Mr Justice Birss granted the order on the strength of the case that Jon’s client was entitled to […]

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COVID-19: force majeure and frustration

7 / 4 / 2020

In light of the impact that COVID-19 is having on the ability of businesses to trade as normal, Ruhi Sethi-Smith explores the principles underlying the use of force majeure clauses and the doctrine of frustration. You can download Ruhi’s note from our Publications page.

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Freezing Injunctions in a time of COVID-19: Darragh Connell appears in worldwide freezing injunction application in the QBD

27 / 3 / 2020

On 27 March 2020, Darragh Connell appeared remotely on behalf of a respondent to an application for a continued worldwide freezing injunction before Griffiths J. in the Queen’s Bench Division. The remote hearing (involving five parties) demonstrated the High Court’s flexibility to continue to hear urgent injunction applications during the coronavirus pandemic. Darragh is frequently […]

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COVID-19: Business and Property Courts Protocol on Remote Hearings

20 / 3 / 2020

In light of the continuing Covid-19 outbreak, the Business and Property Courts have provided a revised protocol on remote hearings. We welcome this guidance and its commitment to moving to telephone and video hearings “wherever possible” so that the disputes that court users are facing can continue to progress at this unusual time. You can […]

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COVID-19: a message to our clients

20 / 3 / 2020

In light of the growing concerns around the current coronavirus outbreak, we wanted to reassure all of those who work with Forum that we have put in place a series of measures to protect the well-being of all of our clients, staff and members, while also making sure that we continue to offer the high […]

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Landmark Bitcoin judgment: Darragh Connell successful in judgment recognising Bitcoin as property under English law

21 / 1 / 2020

Darragh Connell successfully obtained an interim proprietary injunction in respect of a Bitcoin ransom payment in the case of AA v Persons Unknown who demanded Bitcoin on 10 and 11 October 2019 and others [2019] EWHC 3556 (Comm). The reporting restriction relating to the judgment was lifted at a further hearing on 17 January 2020. The […]

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