STAYINformed – Commercial e-bulletin #11

July 3, 2020

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

In this edition:

The disclosure pilot and adverse documents
Steven Fennell considers Castle Water Limited v Thames Utilities Limited [2020] EWHC 1374 (TCC), the first reported case under the Business and Property Courts Disclosure Pilot (PD51U) to deal specifically with the steps which must be taken in relation to adverse documents.

The Insolvency Service: Draft Guidance for Monitors
In this article, Giles Maynard-Connor and Jodie Wildridge summarise the Draft Guidance for Monitors published by the Insolvency Service on 16 June 2020.

A change in the balance of power from landlords to tenants
Lawrence McDonald discusses the recent Supreme Court decision in Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent Limited [2020] UKSC 18.

Further Permitted Development Amendments and New Business and Planning Bill
Peter Dixon outlines the latest Government planning initiatives including permitted Development Amendments and the publication of the new ‘Business and Planning Bill’.

Special Insolvency Webinar Conference: Video recordings
Exchange Insolvency presented a Special Webinar Conference delivered via a series of Zoom Webinars on the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill and its impact on the restructuring and insolvency landscape. All recordings of the sessions are now available to view on our website. 

Taking care of business
In this article initially published in the The Legal 500 fivehundred magazine, Exchange Chambers’ John Jones QC and Ian Whitehurst, along with CCL Group’s Adam Irwin, consider private prosecutions in a digital age.

The Interpretation of Contracts – Yet again
Simon Whitfield looks at the interpretation of contracts – yet again, this time with reference to the Court of Appeal judgment in the case of Lamesa Investments Limited v Cynergy Bank Limited [2020] EWCA Civ 821.

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