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Vicarious Liability: Supreme Court gives Judgment in Barclays and Morrisons, by Tom Bourne-Arton

Published: 01/04/2020 | News

The Supreme Court has given Judgment in the twinned cases of: a) Barclays Bank plc v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 13, and b) WM Morrisons Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 12 These cases deal with vicarious liability. For vicarious liability to attach, two considerations have to be met: First, what sort of relationship […]

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‘Furloughing’ Explained…The Impact of Coronavirus on UK Employment Law

Published: 01/04/2020 | News

In light of the Coronavirus Pandemic, and specifically in relation to the current lock-down situation, the Government has launched a Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Tom Bourne-Arton of Farrar’s Building reviews the temporary scheme which is open to all UK employers. The intention is that employers who would otherwise have had to make redundancies, or consider […]

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Can an Employee Consent to Corona?

Published: 31/03/2020 | News

A recent headline on the BBC sports pages reported that  Red Bull’s Helmut Marko told his team’s drivers  to become infected with the coronavirus while the season was in hiatus. The website recorded that “The 76-year-old said he had the idea to bring his Formula 1 drivers and juniors together in a camp, which “would be […]

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Diary of a Virtual Barrister, by Carwyn Cox

Published: 30/03/2020 | News

We are still in the early stages of these new ways of working and developments are taking place on a daily basis.  So far, the Courts have taken a largely similar approach to hearings, with minor differences by area, as can be seen from the updates that have been provided on our website and social […]

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Court Restructuring – Effective as of 30 March 2020

Published: 30/03/2020 | News

Taking effect from today, the courts are being temporarily restructured to make sure the justice system can operate effectively and safely. For further information, to include a list of which courts remain open, staffed or closed please see here.

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COVID-19 : Our Current Chamber’s Policy

Published: 30/03/2020 | News

At this difficult time for all, please can I provide reassurance that Farrar’s Building remains open for instructions and are able to assist with all hearings (by telephone, video link and in person where absolutely necessary), drafting and advisory work, whether in writing or by telephone/video conference.  Members of Chambers are following Government Guidance on […]

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Swift v Carpenter: Update

Published: 30/03/2020 | News

The eagerly awaited appeal in Swift v Carpenter on the vexed issue of future accommodation claims was due to be heard from Tuesday 24th March 2020.  Unsurprisingly it has been vacated to a date to be fixed.  Darryl Allen QC of Farrar’s Building represents the intervener PIBA. 

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Dishonesty: In the Spotlight Again

Published: 26/03/2020 | News

Introduction In recent months, the High Court has handed down two appellate decisions of undoubted significance in relation to arguments that a Claimant has been fundamentally dishonest.  Those cases are Mansur Haider v DSM Demolition Ltd [2019] EWHC 2712 (QB) and Jason Roberts v (1) Alan Kesson; (2) Tesco Underwriting Limited [2020] EWHC 521 (QB).  […]

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