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Commercial Litigation

FCA Insurance Policy “Test Case”

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As a result of the first national lockdown – imposed in March 2020 – in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, many small and medium-sized businesses have seen a significant level of financial loss. This saw an increase in claims for those losses under business interruption insurance policies (“BIIP”). There quickly became widespread concern…

Thursfields expands restructuring and insolvency services to meet new demands

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A specialist in restructuring and insolvency has returned to the frontline at Thursfields Solicitors to support the expansion of its growing Commercial Litigation department. Lauren Hartigan-Pritchard has been with the firm since 2013 and, following maternity leave in 2019, Thursfields created a business manager role to retain and develop her broad skills. She will now…

With disputes rising post-lockdown, there are innovative options to avoid court

STEPHEN ROME

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused huge economic damage in the UK and worldwide. This will inevitably lead to more commercial disputes. Why? Because agreements may no longer fit for purpose as they did not contemplate what would happen to rights and obligations in the event of a pandemic. From leases to employment disputes, and from…

Plans for emergency insolvencies legislation get cautious welcome from Thursfields

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The drafting of emergency legislation to soften insolvency rules during and after the COVID-19 lockdown has been cautiously welcomed by a top expert at Thursfields Solicitors. Stephen Rome, a senior associate solicitor in the Dispute Resolution department at Thursfields, was commenting after various reports debating the pros and cons of the forthcoming changes. Business secretary…

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