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The taxing question of unsustainable corporate debt by David McIlroy

2 / 7 / 2020

The taxing question of unsustainable corporate debt

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Business Interrupted and Justice Delayed? High Court to rule on business interruption insurance policies but affected businesses should seek advice now

4 / 6 / 2020

Business Interrupted and Justice Delayed? High Court to rule on business interruption insurance policies but affected businesses should seek advice now. clerks@forumchambers.com

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The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020: Permanent changes

4 / 6 / 2020

The Corporate Insolvency And Governance Bill – Permanent Changes Further to the Government’s recent Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill, Nathan Webb takes a look at the permanent changes and their implications for Businesses and Professionals.  

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Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020: Temporary Changes

4 / 6 / 2020

Corporate Insolvency And Governance Bill Temporary Changes Ruhi Sethi-Smith looks at the temporary changes which are to be brought in by the Bill to mitigate the economic damage caused by Covid-19 and the short term implications for businesses.

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Possession Proceedings & Practice Direction 51Z: Stay Lifted

12 / 5 / 2020

Jon Lester was recently successful in persuading a District Judge in the County Court at Central London (by telephone hearing) that she did have the residual power to lift the stay imposed on possession proceedings by the recently enacted Practice Direction 51Z.   Jon acted for the tenants of commercial premises whose lease had been […]

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Insolvency Appeal: Ruhi Sethi-Smith successful at remote High Court hearing

12 / 5 / 2020

Ruhi Sethi-Smith successfully appeared in a High Court appeal in Manchester via Skype for Business. Ruhi’s client was the Petitioning Creditor who obtained a winding up order in Business & Property Courts in Manchester. One of the shareholders of the Company made an oral application for permission to appeal that order. At a hearing conducted […]

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Remote hearings in insolvency matters: Nathan Webb appears via Skype for Business in the Insolvency and Companies Court.

9 / 4 / 2020

On 8 April 2020, Nathan Webb appeared in a bankruptcy hearing on behalf of a creditor in unusual circumstances in which the creditor had obtained carriage of the bankruptcy petition from the original petitioner. The hearing took place remotely before ICC Judge Prentis in the Insolvency and Companies Court and the technology functioned well, demonstrating […]

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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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