STAYINformed – Commercial e-bulletin #10

June 12, 2020

Keeping you up-to-date with the latest news and legal issues from the commercial team at Exchange Chambers during the Covid-19 lockdown.

In this week’s roundup:

Business Interruption and Covid-19 – Latest FCA Update
Following his previous articles on Business Interruption Insurance and Covid-19, Jonathan Lowe provides an update on the latest FCA announcement published on 1st June 2020.

A note on Guest v Guest [2020]
A week before lockdown gripped the nation, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in an increasingly long line of proprietary estoppel claims arising out of unpaid or inadequately remunerated farming work. Andrew Williams considers the recent Court of Appeal case Guest v Guest and its significance to proprietary estoppel.

Legal professional privilege and legal advice privilege
Several recent cases have looked at legal professional privilege and one branch known as legal advice privilege. In this article, Bill Hanbury provides a thumb nail sketch of the different types of privilege under discussion, with particular reference to R ( Ltd) v Civil Aviation Authority [2020] EWCA Civ 35.

Minimum Wage – Deductions from Pay
George Rowell discusses the HMRC appeal case Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs v Middlesbrough Football and Athletic Company (1986) Ltd , in which he represented HMRC in the employment tribunal and EAT.

Planning Law Bulletin
In the latest edition of the Planning Law Bulletin, Peter Dixon covers topics which include government announcements on skywriting, the decision in the first virtual planning hearing conducted by PINS and the Secretary of State’s ‘apparent bias’ in a decision allowing a controversial planning appeal in London.

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