Practical information and guidance on the issues which COVID-19 is presenting to our clients across our practice areas

News

The purpose of this bulletin is to provide practical information and guidance, at a glance and in one place, about the impact that COVID-19 is having within our practice areas.  Contributions are from our specialist members of chambers. We will be reviewing this, and updating it as necessary, on a daily basis. 

Commercial Law

Date: 8 April 2020
Title: Coronavirus, the Restrictions, and Unfulfilled Contractual Obligations: Some key considerations for those businesses analysing their contractual position – read here
Author: Julian Wilson

Date: 8 April 2020
Title: Force Majeure and reasonable endeavours clauses – read here
Author: Stephen Kosmin

Education Law

Date: 1 April 2020
Title: Private: What happens to school admissions appeals during the coronavirus crisis? – read here
Author: Jonathan Auburn

Date: 20 March 2020
Title: Covid-19 and school places for critical sector workers: one parent or two? – read here
Author: Jonathan Auburn

Date: 19 March 2020
Title: Covid-19 and the delivery of provision in EHC plans – read here
Author: Jonathan Auburn

Date: 19 March 2020
Title: Covid-19 and school closures: Secretary of State’s announcement – read here
Author: Jonathan Auburn

Employment Law

Date: 14 May 2020
Title: What do we still need to know about the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to October 2020? – read here
Author: Jen Coyne

Date: 20 April 2020
Title: HMT Direction issued on furlough under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – read here
Author: Jen Coyne

Date: 8 April 2020
Title: Sean Jones QC, David Reade QC at Littleton, Michael Ford QC at Old Square and Caspar Glyn QC at Cloisters have collaborated to produce guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – read here
Author: Sean Jones QC

Date: 24 March 2020
Title: How the Employment Tribunals are dealing with Coronavirus in light of the Presidential Guidance issued on 18 March 2020 and the Presidential direction of 19 and 24 March 2020 – read here
Authors: Ben Mitchell and Michael White

Date: 24 March 2020
Title: Furlough under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – read here
Author: Jen Coyne

Date: 20 March 2020
Title: Can employees be compelled to attend public-facing work where they are worried about catching the virus? – read here
Author: Zac Sammour

Date: 19 March 2020
Title: Emergency Volunteering Leave – read here
Author: Peter Oldham QC

Financial Regulation

Date: 19 March 2020
Title: Financial Regulation in the time of Covid-19 – read here
Author: Thomas Ogg

Health & Community Care

Date: 20 March 2020
Title: The Coronavirus Bill – Schedule 11 – read here
Authors: Jonathan Auburn and Joanne Clement

Information Law

Date: 27 April 2020
Title: FTT extends stay on information rights cases – read here
Author: Peter Lockley

Date: 22 April 2020
Title: Coronavirus: A Regulatory Update – read here
Author: Christopher Knight

Date: 2 April 2020
Title: First-Tier Tribunal suspends all information rights cases for 28 days – read here
Author: Peter Lockley

Date: 20 March 2020
Title: Information and Coronavirus – read here
Author: Timothy Pitt-Payne QC

Inquests & Inquiries

Date: 29 April 2020
Title: The Impact of COVID-19 on Inquests and Inquiries – read here
Author: Julian Blake

Local Authorities

Date: 26 March 2020
Title: A note regarding new guidance from the Government of relevance to Local Authorities – read here
Author: Peter Oldham QC

Date: 18 March 2020
Title: Local Authorities and Coronavirus – read here
Author: Peter Oldham QC

Public Law

Date: 25 March 2020
Title: Consultation in a time of social distancing and self-isolation – read here
Author: Jonathan Moffett QC

Webinars

Date: 24 September 2020
Title: International Transfers of Personal Data After Schrems 2
Speakers: Timothy Pitt-Payne QC, Robin Hopkins & Christopher Knight

Date: 12 August 2020
Title: SIPP operators’ liability: navigating both Berkeley Burke v Financial Ombudsman Service and Adams v Options SIPP
Speaker: Stephen Kosmin

Date: 5 August 2020
Title: Local authority financial pressures, budget crises, and officer/member duties
Speaker: Peter Oldham QC

Date: 29 July 2020
Title: A More Equal Wales: Socio-Economic Duty
Speaker: James Goudie QC

Date: 25 June 2020
Title: 2019 Rail Franchising Litigation
Speaker: Joseph Barrett

Date: 16 June 2020
Title: The Likely Impact of the Coronavirus Crisis on Judicial Review
Speaker: Andrew Sharland QC

Date: 11 June 2020
Title: Higher Education Webinar 
Speakers: Peter Oldham QC & Jonathan Moffett QC

Date: 9 June 2020
Title: Recent Developments in Judicial Review Procedure
Speaker: Andrew Sharland QC

Date: 2 June 2020
Title: Judicial Review Substantive Law Update
Speaker: Andrew Sharland QC

Date: 27 May 2020
Title: Local Authority Investments. The Supreme Court And Beyond.
Speakers: James Goudie QC & Zac Sammour

Date: 20 May 2020
Title: SFM Ltd v (1) Christ the King College (2) Isle of Wight Council – ultra vires as a defence to a private law claim, schools and borrowing
Speakers: Peter Oldham QC, Daniel Stilitz QC & Rupert Paines

Date: 19 May 2020
Title: State aid during Covid-19: the EU’s reaction to the outbreak
Speakers: James Goudie QC & Ronnie Dennis

Date: 14 May 2020
Title: Adult social services during the COVID-19 pandemic: guidance
Speakers: Jonathan Auburn & Joanne Clement

Date: 13 May 2020
Title: COVID-19 and the Insolvency of Employers
Speakers: Harini Iyengar

Date: 12 May 2020
Title: Education law: Changes to SEN and to admissions appeals during the coronavirus crisis
Speaker: Jonathan Auburn

Date: 23 April 2020
Title: Vicarious Liability – Morrisons & Barclays Bank
Speakers: Anya Proops QC & Rupert Paines

Date: 21 April 2020
Title: Academies & the Covid-19 Crisis
Speakers: Jonathan Moffett QC & Jonathan Auburn

Date: 20 April 2020
Title: Care Act Easements and MCA/DoLS during the Coronavirus Crisis
Speakers: Jonathan Auburn & Joanne Clement

Date: 17 April 2020
Title: SEN Webinar: Drexler v Leicestershire and AD v Hackney – two important Court of Appeal judgments this week, plus SEN round up
Speakers: Peter Oldham QC & Zoe Gannon

Date: 15 April 2020
Title: Procurement Law during the Covid-19 Crisis
Speakers: Jason Coppel QC & Joseph Barrett

Date: 2 April 2020
Title: Local Authority service provision in Wales through the Covid-19 Crisis
Speakers: Jonathan Auburn & Joanne Clement

Date: 31 March 2020
Title: Local Authority service provision through the Covid-19 Crisis
Speakers: Jonathan Auburn & Joanne Clement

If you are interested in obtaining a copy of the slides and a link to the recording for any of the webinars listed, please contact RSVP@11kbw.com

Notices to Court Users

Date: 14 May 2020
New COMBAR guidance on remote hearings here.

Date: 8 April 2020
Court of Protection Bar Association: Guidance on Effective Remote Hearings here.

Date: 7 April 2020
Administrative Court Office Guidance regarding Applications for Immediate/Urgent Consideration (“Immediates”) here.

Date: 3 April 2020
Update to the Civil Procedure Rules here.

Date: 2 April 2020
Notice from the First Tier Tribunal General Regulatory Chamber (Information Rights) re: Directions for a General Stay here.

Date: 30 March 2020
Notice regarding Administrative Court Guidance re: Urgent Applications here.

Date: 25 March
Notice from the Royal Courts of Justice Fees Office here.

Date: 25 March 2020
Notice regarding Queen’s Bench Masters Hearings and QB Action Department from the Queen’s Bench Division here.

Date: 24 March 2020
Notice regarding applications for immediate/urgent consideration from the Administrative Court here.

Date: 24 March 2020
Amendment to the Practice Direction issued by the Employment Tribunal Presidents on 19th March here 

Notice containing the Protocol Regarding Remote Hearings from the Civil Courts here.

Notice containing the Protocol Regarding Remote Hearings from the Business and Property Courts here.

Notice from the President of the EAT here.

Notice regarding Issuing and Filing in Administrative Court here.

Notice for Queen’s Bench and Administrative Court users setting out changes to the telephone service here.

Notice for Queen’s Bench and Administrative Court users and practitioners here.

Notice from the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales on Civil and Family Courts here.

Statement from the Lord Chancellor on the running of courts during the coronavirus pandemic here.

Guidance on how HMCTS will use telephone and video technology during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak here.

To all our clients: COVID-19:  Essential Information about our key services

The pandemic crisis is changing almost hourly, creating anxiety and uncertainty.  Many of you may be in need of urgent advice.

We want to reassure you that we are here to provide urgent advice on a 24-hour basis.  We are holding telephone conferences and are in the process of implementing video conferencing capabilities.  We are also available for urgent court business.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need assistance. 

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