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Air Bridges Over Troubled Water?

Published: 02/07/2020 | News

Holidaymakers and the travel industry wait with bated breath for the government’s now long delayed announcement on the immediate future for cross-border travel in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. So far, we have had to content ourselves with leaked plans masking a distinct sound of silence from the government. For many the dangling conversation […]

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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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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 Civil Procedure Summary

Published: 18/06/2020 | News

Farrar’s Building has compiled a Covid-19 Civil Procedure Summary for civil procedure specific to Covid-19. The summary, which can be found below, covers the following topic areas and includes links to the relevant sources:  Covid-19 specific Practice Directions Cases relevant to Covid-19 issues Limitation, service of Defences & progressing claims HMCTS’s weekly operational summary  Courts and Tribunals […]

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COVID-19 : Our Current Chambers’ Policy

Published: 18/06/2020 | News

Covid-19 Civil Procedure Summary and Covid-19 Court Protocols & Guidance Summary The Covid-19 emergency has resulted in a proliferation of civil procedure changes, court protocols and guidance. Farrar’s Building have prepared summaries of the materials that we hope will be a useful first port of call on these issues. Covid-19 Civil Procedure Summary: To download […]

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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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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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