STAYINformed – Commercial e-bulletin #4

May 1, 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:

Directors’ duties in the time of coronavirus
Companies are facing unprecedented challenges as the Government’s COVID-19 restrictions continue. In his latest article, David Mohyuddin QC looks at directors’ duties in the time of coronavirus.

COVID-19: Frustration of leases
Since the lock down began more than a month ago, commercial parties are increasingly looking at whether COVID-19 is a supervening event justifying reliance on contractual provisions covering such things as force majeure, frustration and illegality. In this piece, Bill Hanbury focuses on frustration of commercial leases during the Coronavirus crisis. 

Changing Times: Statutory Moratorium in Administrations and Creditor Remedies during the Coronavirus crisis
The currently-disrupted economic landscape is understandably causing concerns. Concerns not only for struggling companies, but also for their creditors. In this article, Lisa Linklater and Jodie Wildridge examine statutory moratorium in administrations and creditor remedies during the crisis.

21 years of the Civil Procedure Rules
26 April 2020 marked the 21st anniversary of the commencement into force of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR). Jonathan Lowe and Bill Hanbury reflect on the CPR and how the rules have operated over the years.

Further protection for commercial tenants and companies generally
In this note, Lisa Feng looks at the recent measures introduced by the Government in order to further protect commercial tenants and companies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Property law video update: Residential possession proceedings
In the fourth instalment of the Property law team’s video legal updates series, Brynmor Adams discusses residential possession proceedings.

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