Business Interruption

Overprotected…? When others have power to make decisions for you

Whether you are a fan of the pop princess Britney Spears or managed to avoid the pink fluffy pens and pigtails phase of the late 90s, the current stories emerging from the conservatorship case of Ms Spears, has caught the attention of thousands worldwide.  The thought that a person can be so closely controlled is causing outrage, especially over a woman’s bodily autonomy.     But many are also questioning what a “conservatorship” actually is and whether this could be done to any person.     There are different…

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Routes Into Law – Episode 3: Suzan Petrosian

Law - In this third episode of Routes Into Law, I met with Suzan Petrosian  Suzan is a Trainee Solicitor at Whitehead Monckton and is currently in the first seat of her training contract. Suzan and I met when we both worked as secretaries at Whitehead Monckton. Read on to learn more about her journey into law….. What is your current role? Trainee Solicitor. I’m currently halfway through my first seat in Corporate-Employment! What did you want to be…

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The Business Interruption Insurance Ruling

Last week saw the announcement from the Supreme Court of the results of an appeal by the Financial Conduct Authority and various insurance companies, to determine the effect of policy wordings on business interruption insurance. The Supreme Court ruled in favour of policyholders, meaning many will now have claims for losses due to Business Interruption, as a result of the virus, paid out where policies had the notifiable disease or pandemic clauses. The main issues that were resolved included: What sort of…

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Modernising the Modern

Prior to the introduction of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 the law in relation to transgendered people was antiquated with case law dating back to 1970. In 2002 the cases of I v United Kingdom and Goodwin v United Kingdom placed pressure on the Government stating that the European Convention on Human Rights was in contravention of Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) Article 12 (right to marry) and Article 14 (protection from discrimination). Some 11…

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Misogyny – A new hate crime?

Hate crimes are not acceptable in any way shape or form. There are some however that fall under the radar due to current legislation. Lead by Theresa May, some Ministers are now calling for law reform in this area. Government advisers stated yesterday that misogyny should become a hate crime. The proposal would see sex or gender become a ‘protected characteristic’. There are 9 protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010. They include age, disability, race and religion. Hate…

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Contracts and Covid-19

Contracts and Covid-19: What does it mean? Are contracts still binding under lockdown ? The ongoing epidemic has posed significant risks to businesses with disruptions in supply chains, cancellations of events and the closure of many services, but what does this mean for contracts that are in place? Is there a “get out of jail free card” to avoid obligations? Under English law contracts are, in principle, absolute. In general terms, any failure to perform an obligation under a contract…

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Dating your documents in 2020

—Dating your documents— —How to do it safely in 2020— I have already written the date with our sparkly new year a few times this month and, apart from it making me feel like time is flying all to quickly, it seems to me that it is all to easy to alter. We complete transactions by dating the documents so, for example, when we are selling shares or a house, it is the day of completion that is entered onto…

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Introducing Tiger HR

Introducing Tiger HR The latest Tiger is live and trading! 2017 was a fantastically exciting year for us. In early spring we obtained authorisation from the SRA (Solicitor’s Regulation Authority) to operate Tiger Law as a law firm and shortly afterwards moved into our fabulous new offices in the village of Wye which give us more room and better facilities. But we haven’t stopped there. We have always offered HR & Employment Law services both at Tiger and through our sister…

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