Monthly Archives: June 2020

Preparing for 4 July: Pubs and restaurants required to collect customers’ details

There will be some respite from life under lockdown in England on 4 July, when pubs, bars, cafés, takeaway services, and restaurants will…

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Don’t let your cookie compliance crumble

Although a whole year has now passed since the UK’s privacy regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), published updated guidance on the use of cookies, a significant number of websites targeting UK users remain non-compliant with the latest legislation and …

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Coronavirus lockdown Loosens: Government Announces Relaxation of Restrictions

Boris Johnson has announced a relaxation of the current regime of lockdown restrictions from Saturday 4 July when: pubs and restaurants can reopen; hairdressers and barbers can reopen; two households can meet in any setting with appropriate social distancing; some …

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Shareholder actions under s90 / s90A FSMA 2000: how much loss can an investor recover?

This article considers that question in the context of shareholder actions under Section 90 and Section 90A Financial Services & Markets Act 2000 (“FSMA 2000”). Section 90 / Section 90A FSMA 2000 As a brief summary, Section 90 and Section …

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Coronavirus – The Code of Practice for Commercial Property Relationships may not achieve its purpose

The Government has published a new code of practice that is intended to provide guidance for landlords and tenants to encourage a swift economic recovery. The Code of Practice for Commercial Property Relationships During the Covid-19 Pandemic will be welcomed …

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Bank/borrower negotiations in the post-Covid world

In the current Covid-19 crisis, thousands of businesses which in normal times would be in no danger of defaulting on their bank loans will need additional support from their banks in the coming weeks and months. Banks also recognise the devastating …

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TEMPORARY CHANGES TO INSOLVENCY LAW TO DEAL WITH THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF COVID-19

This first article comments on the temporary measures that are designed to alleviate the economic impact of COVID-19, namely the suspension of wrongful trading and restrictions placed on creditors serving statutory demands and winding-up petitions. These temporary provisions are intended …

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Protecting Personal Data as Lockdown unlocks

Alongside all the other practical challenges of the easing of lockdown restrictions is the question of what additional requests…

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Post-Brexit sanctions and the high net worth individual

The short answer to the first of those questions is no. At its core, the Sanctions and Money Laundering Act 2018 (‘SAMLA’), under which the British regime will operate once the UK has left the EU, is a restatement of …

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Is the post COVID-19 world a cashless one?

The start of lockdown in March saw the use of cash in the UK halve in a matter of days. This was spurred by the closure of shops, an increase in online sales, a shift to contactless payments and concerns …

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