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COVID-19: issues for property and business interruption insurers by Elizabeth Boon, Crown Office Chambers

Articles | 1st Apr 2020

In this article, Elizabeth Boon, Crown Office Chambers, look at some of the issues that might arise for property and business interruption insurers in relation to COVID-19. In particular, they consider whether COVID-19 can amount to property damage for the purpose of business interruption insurance cover. They also provide guidance in relation to potential claims […]

Adjudication during the COVID-19 restrictions: an option for disputes during lockdown?

Articles | 31st Mar 2020

On 23 March 2020, when Prime Minister Boris Johnson told us all to stay at home unless working from home was not possible, there was uncertainty over whether court hearings should proceed.  Judges and lawyers are considered part of “…those essential to the running of the justice system…”,[1] and so are permitted to travel to […]

Ben Quiney QC, Carlo Taczalski and Frederick Simpson discuss the recent Judgment on the Ingenious Litigation for Practical Law Company which gives guidance on the costs position in funded group litigation, and in particular the security available from a commercial funder

Articles | 11th Mar 2020

Ben Quiney QC, Carlo Taczalski and Frederick Simpson are instructed by Martin Chesher, Laura Hurst and Henry Saunders of Kennedys Law LLP on behalf of SRLV (a firm), which is one of the Lead Intermediary Defendants in the Ingenious Litigation, and one of the parties which successfully applied for security for costs against Therium. To […]

“When Insolvency Trumps Rough Justice: Injunctions and Stays of Execution of Adjudication Proceedings” (David Sears QC, Crispin Winser and Joshua Brown), The Society of Construction Law

Articles | 24th Jan 2020

David Sears QC, Crispin Winser and Joshua Brown consider the interaction between the payment and adjudication legislation, and body of law relating to insolvency, in a paper presented to The Society of Construction Law. The paper looks at insolvency as a reason to refuse to grant summary judgment and the issues arising from winding-up petitions […]

Pupillage account from Douglas James

Articles | 10th Jan 2020

Douglas successfully completed pupillage at Crown Office Chambers and accepted our offer of tenancy beginning October 2016. Read Douglas’ pupil experience below. “Pupillage at Crown Office started on a merry note: in the summer before the 3 of us new pupils started, chambers put on some drinks in a Temple pub. It was a relaxed […]


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