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  • Frequently Asked Questions on Trusts for family law – Family Law June 25, 2020
    What is a Trust and how and when is one created? A Trust is created when assets are transferred from one person (the settlor) to another person, people or company (the trustees) to hold for the benefit of another person or people (the beneficiaries). The trustees of a Trust are under a legal duty to […]
  • How COVID-19 is Impacting Healthcare Litigation – Lexology June 25, 2020
    COVID-19 has placed the world in virtual lockdown. In an effort to mitigate the spread of the virus, the Irish government introduced travel restrictions limiting travel to essential travel only. Attending medical appointments is listed as an exception. We explore how the ongoing travel restrictions might impact the medico-legal examination of plaintiffs which is a […]
  • How many coronavirus cases are in your London borough? June 25, 2020
    The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in London hit 27,416 on 19 June, with Croydon the worst affected borough.  Figures released by Public Health England showed that the borough had recorded 1,532 confirmed Covid-19 cases as of the end of last week, while Brent has had 1,497. Read more: UK lockdown: Zoos and drive-in cinemas […]
  • The Road Ahead: Fairness and the Family Courts in the era of Covid-19 June 25, 2020
    Home > Articles Alex Hodge, barrister at 3PB, considers the fairness of a judicial system in which hearings are conducted remotely, evidence and submissions are limited and cases are managed robustly. Alex Hodge, barrister, 3PB In Revolutionary France, the architects of the Great Terror, Citizens Robespierre and Saint Just, came up with an ingenious way […]
  • LEGAL EAGLE: How do I attend custody battle when we’re all in lockdown? – Sunderland Echo June 25, 2020
    We have been to one court hearing so far but the next court hearing is coming up soon. I’m really worried as I am classed as “extremely vulnerable” and under the current Government COVID-19 guidelines I am advised to remain at home until 30th June. I won’t be able to attend my court hearing. What […]
  • Coronavirus: New advice for businesses in England on how to reopen safely June 25, 2020
    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cinemas are among the venues which will be allowed to reopen from 4 July Updated guidance has been published on how hairdressers, hotels, pubs and other businesses in England can reopen safely from 4 July. It includes advice to reconfigure seating, minimise self-service, cancel live acts and stagger arrivals. […]
  • Contract Renegotiation Vs. Litigation In Wake Of COVID-19 – Law360 June 25, 2020
    By Edward Tillinghast and Jacqueline Simonovich Law360 is providing free access to its coronavirus coverage to make sure all members of the legal community have accurate information in this time of uncertainty and change. Use the form below to sign up for any of our daily newsletters. Signing up for any of our section newsletters […]
  • Legislation to abolish some jury trials could be passed within weeks June 25, 2020
    Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland QC indicated today that legislation to allow trial without jury could be passed within weeks – but the changes would only be temporary. Buckland told MPs on the justice select committee that operating either-way cases without juries is now under serious discussion, as the backlog of cases forces radical change to […]
  • Survey reveals public support for NHS to be shielded from Covid litigation June 25, 2020
    Tuesday, 23 June 2020 7:00 PM A survey commissioned by the Medical Defence Union (MDU) of 2,108 UK adults has found that 70% think doctors, dentists and other NHS staff involved in providing treatment to patients during the Covid-19 pandemic should be able to do so without the risk of the NHS being sued for […]
  • Family court judges given power to intervene in domestic abuse cases June 25, 2020
    Judges will be empowered to intervene in cases of domestic abuse to prevent the complainant from being re-victimised by aggressive lines of questioning, as part of a new raft of legal changes announced today. Victims will also be provided with separate entrances to court buildings and given their own waiting rooms as well as protective […]
  • Overhaul of family courts after domestic abuse victims ‘ignored, dismissed or disbelieved’ – Sky New… June 25, 2020
    The government has promised a major overhaul of family courts after a damning report found domestic abuse victims were being "ignored, dismissed or disbelieved". Ministers will make it easier for judges to issue barring orders preventing abusers from repeatedly dragging their ex-partners back to court, which is used as a form of continuing domestic abuse. […]
  • Reforms to divorce law 'effective abolition of marriage vow', says MP June 24, 2020
    Government reforms to divorce laws were condemned on Monday night as "the effective abolition of the marriage vow" by an MP who worked for Boris Johnson in Downing Street until eight months ago as they passed a major hurdle in the House of Commons. MPs voted to approve changes which mean that a 'no fault' […]
  • ‘Govt has picked worst possible time to change divorce law’ June 23, 2020
    The COVID-19 crisis is the worst possible time to make divorce easier, a columnist has said, as the Government attempts to introduce divorce on demand. In the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill, Ministers are proposing to allow people to divorce in just six months without having to give a reason, and without having to let […]
  • MPs call for register to monitor serial domestic abusers and stalkers June 22, 2020
    Serial domestic abusers or stalkers should be registered and monitored in the same way as serious violent and sexual offenders, a group of cross-party MPs have said, as they put forward a proposed change to domestic abuse laws currently passing through parliament. The amendment to the domestic abuse bill for England and Wales, which is […]
  • Kelly Clarkson Realized ‘Divorce Was Her Only Option’ After Quarantine Made ‘Situation Worse,’ Sourc… June 21, 2020
    Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock hoped things would work out between them, but quarantine only made things worse. A source tells ET that some of the couple's friends were surprised by the news that the "Since U Been Gone" singer filed for divorce, but "those closest to them know it's been difficult." The source says: "Kelly […]
  • COVID-19 And Litigation Risk: Does Your Back-to-work Strategy Plan For Litigation Risks? – Coronavir… June 19, 2020
    Canada: COVID-19 And Litigation Risk: Does Your Back-to-work Strategy Plan For Litigation Risks? 11 June 2020 McCarthy Tétrault LLP To print this article, all you need is to be registered or login on In the first instalment of our three-part series covering litigation and COVID-19, we discuss some of the potential COVID-19 related litigation […]
  • Andrew Mackenzie: Arbitration – the flexible alternative to civil litigation – Scottish Legal News June 18, 2020
    Andrew Mackenzie: Arbitration – the flexible alternative to civil litigation Published 12 June 2020 Andrew Mackenzie Arbitration is a commercial, cost-effective and confidential method of resolving disputes. However, with the COVID-19 lockdown impacting court business and creating a backlog of litigation work, arbitration’s flexibility might now be its most valuable attribute, writes Andrew Mackenzie. Arbitration, a […]
  • How to Limit Litigation Risk from the Increased Use of Chat Programs During the COVID-19 Pandemic – … June 17, 2020
    As employees are increasingly working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, many communications that would typically occur face-to-face are now taking place over chat systems, such as Skype, Bloomberg Messaging, and Slack. Chats are often more informal and unfiltered than other forms of written communication such as email, and often do not provide context for […]
  • List of shops that have collapsed into administration June 16, 2020
  • Coronavirus: Jobs go during London lockdown June 14, 2020


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