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1 June 2020 Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill: An overview of the significant reforms to the UK’s restructuring and insolvency regime

On 20 May 2020, the UK government published the long-awaited Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill (the Bill) to implement the temporary measures announced by the Business Secretary on 28 March 2020 and the long planned measures contained in the government’s consultation in August 2018.

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20 May 2020 Cabinet Office advice for contractual behaviour which is impacted by the Covid-19 emergency

On the 7th May 2020, the Cabinet Office released its guidance on responsible contractual behaviour for both public and private sectors relating to the performance and enforcement of contracts which have been “materially impacted” by the coronavirus.

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17 April 2020 Getting through lockdown – your real estate questions answered

Find out more about the confusion around the Government’s support measures for business tenants and what to do if you have a break right during lock down.

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3 April 2020 Vicarious liability for employers: mere opportunity does not in itself confer liability

On 1 April 2020 the Supreme Court gave judgment in WM Morrison Supermarkets v Various Claimants.

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1 April 2020 Supreme Court curbs the liability of employers for data breaches committed by their employees

In a judgment that will be welcomed by private and public sector employers throughout the country, the Supreme Court has today upheld the appeal in the Morrisons Supermarkets case about whether vicarious liability may arise for data protection breaches by a rogue employee. Read more here.

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30 March 2020 New insolvency laws during the COVID-19 crisis

On Saturday, 28 March 2020, Business Secretary, Alok Sharma MP, announced changes to the insolvency regime as part of the governments overriding objective.

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13 March 2020 Can a Welsh registered social landlord who is not a public body for Office National Statistics be the subject of a judicial review when it delivers a public function?

A Registered Social Landlord is a hybrid public authority. It is therefore capable of exercising both public and private functions.

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Top 10 Tips for IR35, with Ian Deakin and James Tait

With IR35 changes moving ever closer, this webinar will take you through the changes and give you clear advice on how to get ready.

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17 January 2020 State aid in loans to wholly owned subsidiaries

State aid is a key concern for public bodies establishing and funding commercial entities, whether wholly or jointly owned.

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