Monthly Archives: June 2020

Think before you serve – When service by post during lockdown is unreasonable

Published: 30/06/2020 | News

Melanie Stanley v London Borough of Tower Hamlets [2020] EWHC 1622 (QB) Howard Cohen of Farrar’s Building recently succeeded before Knowles Julian J. in setting aside judgment in a claim for breach of the Data Protection Act/GDPR, Misuse of Private Information, Breach of Confidence and Interference with Private and Family Life under Article 8 of […]

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Business Interruption Insurance: Handling Claims and Complaints During the Covid-19 Crisis

Published: 25/06/2020 | News

The Covid-19 pandemic has precipitated a surge of claims under business insurance policies. According to the Financial Conduct Authority, most SME policies have only basic cover for business interruption as a result of property damage. As a result, insurers are unlikely to be obliged to pay out in the majority of cases. Nevertheless, even where […]

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WEBINAR: Covid’s Child: Lifting the Lid on Litigation after Lockdown

Published: 24/06/2020 | Webinars

Date: 23 June 2020 @ 16:30 Duration: 1 hour Presenter: Howard Cohen Covid-19 continues to dominate both headlines and Government policy. In the latest in the Farrar’s Building webinar series, we take a look into the future at what litigation arising out of Covid may look like. There is a particular focus as to what Personal Injury […]

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Josh Hedgman reduces six-figure claim to £941 and secures partial disapplication of QOCS after three-day remote trial

Published: 22/06/2020 | News

Josh Hedgman was recently instructed to act for the Defendant during a remote trial in a combined property damage and personal injury claim. The Claimant brought proceedings arising from a flood to her home after the Defendant’s agents had damaged a kitchen pipe. The Defendant had effectively admitted a liability as a result of that event. The leak […]

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Farrar’s Building Covid-19 Court Protocols & Guidance Summary

Published: 18/06/2020 | News

Since lockdown was announced by the Prime Minister on 23rd March 2020, Courts and circuits have had to develop their own guidance and protocols for deciding which cases will be heard remotely and by what means. They have had to do so rapidly and in the face of an ever changing environment of Government guidance […]

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WEBINAR: Abuse of Process – Applications in Focus

Published: 17/06/2020 | Webinars

Date: 16 June 2020 @ 16:30 Duration: 40 minutes Presenter: Martin Ferguson In the sixth webinar of the series, we discuss the categories of Abuse of Process and the specifics of applications. There is a particular focus on applications for Strike Out,pursuant to CPR 3.4(2)(b). For a recording of the webinar, please click here.

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Queens Bench Guidance

Published: 10/06/2020 | News

Please find the latest Queens Bench guidance for hearings from June 15, before QB Masters, here.

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WEBINAR: Fundamental Dishonesty – Law & Practice

Published: 10/06/2020 | Webinars

Date: 9 June 2020 @ 15:00 & 16:30 Duration: 1 hour Presenter: Jake Rowley In this popular webinar, we discuss the law and practice surrounding fundamental dishonesty. In particular, we consider fundamental dishonesty in the context of CPR r. 44.16(1) and the enforcement of costs, as well as reviewing fundamental dishonesty in the context of […]

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