Bloomsbury IP/IT Briefing: April Teaser

This month’s Briefing includes two important patent judgments in the UK courts, as well as trade mark decisions from the IPEC and the CJEU, as well as information on the impact of the Covid-19... Read more

Bloomsbury Immigration Law Briefing: April Teaser

Welcome to the latest Bloomsbury Immigration Law Briefing which covers the period up to 24 April 2020. Read more

The LPP ‘iniquity exemption’ and financial provision proceedings

Iniquity and overriding privilege One of the more difficult areas of practice is to identify, in the real world, what may and may not be ‘iniquity’ in relation to legal professional privilege (LPP).... Read more

‘A fair hearing’ and an order in a time of Corvid 19

A message for civil and family proceedings In a Message for Circuit and District Judges sitting in Civil and Family from the Lord Chief Justice, Master of the Rolls and President of the Family... Read more

Five from 5: Furloughing

Message from the Editor, Dan Hobbs: This is a special edition produced to answer many of the employment law questions arising out of the present COVID-19 pandemic.On 1 April 2020, Alastair Hodge and... Read more

Bloomsbury International Arbitration Briefing: April Teaser

In Brief OCBC Wing Hang Bank Ltd v Kai Sen Shipping Co Ltd [2020] HKCFI 375 [Hong Kong] Read more

Coronavirus ground activity to a halt

The plan was to spend a couple of months in Italy at the start of the year and then begin promoting the book in March. It’s fair to say it was all going swimmingly until I broke my leg on a ski slope... Read more

A remote advocate and jurist

Coronavirus, in a perverse way, opens up new vistas for me as a family litigation lawyer; and it may have benign consequences for open justice in family courts.I stopped conventional practice (daily... Read more

Remote but transparent? Open justice under the lockdown

As a law reporter and legal commentator, one of my main concerns is open justice. The aims, obstacles and methods of achieving that in the context of the generally private hearings of the family... Read more

Mediating clinical claims – the new way

Probably the fastest growing sector in mediation practice in the last five years has been in clinical claims.  In 2014, NHS Resolution (then called the NHS Litigation Authority) piloted a scheme for... Read more

The virtual Court of Appeal

Last week I watched a Court of Appeal hearing. As a reporter and editor covering the law, that’s something I’ve done from time to time over the past 20 years. But this occasion was different: I was... Read more

Will Covid-19 refocus Court processes?

How does working from home during Covid-19 affect your clients?Remote hearings are satisfactory to the extent that they offer a fair process with fair outcomes. But yet, something is missing. For... Read more

We have got out of problems before

How does your new work pattern affect you as a solicitor? Read more

Keeping in touch and being available is key

How does your new work pattern affect you as a solicitor?As a corporate partner at Charles Russell Speechlys I was set up to work remotely so luckily the work pattern hasn’t been affected.My sector... Read more

Mediating in your pyjamas

Covid 19 is making us all mediate online. But not just online. We’re mediating from home. Online mediation is different. And home mediation is even more different. Read more

"Break the neck of the day's work before breakfast"

The reality for me is that there is no discernible difference between now and before the lock-down edict was issued. I have happily worked from home for many years even with 5 young children on board... Read more

Conduct and matrimonial financial provision

‘Conduct’ and a 1984 ‘development’ Almost at the end of the list of factors the court must take into account when it is being asked to make a financial provision order is ‘(g) the conduct of each of... Read more

Nullity and marital status under the reformed divorce legislation

A procedure beyond divorce When the new divorce reform legislation – the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill – comes into operation, a challenge for our family law reformers will be how they... Read more

Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: March Teaser

Cases of the month Re A (Children) [2020] EWCA Civ 448 (25 March 2020) – Where there had been serious injuries to a child, and a judgment was sought by the police, Re C (A Minor) (Care Proceedings:... Read more

Bloomsbury Immigration Law Briefing: March Teaser

Welcome to the latest Bloomsbury Immigration Law Briefing which covers the period up to 27 March 2020. Read more

Confidentiality: where does the public interest lie?

Confidentiality and family proceedings Confidentiality is a term which crops up frequently in family law – of family, especially children, proceedings; of the extent to which couples financial and... Read more

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