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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 […]

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