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18
Sep 2020

Section: Corporate and Contracts

CONTRACTS, COVID & CANCELLATION

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought considerable focus on the cancellation of contracts, and particularly whether a contract can be cancelled without any liability because of the pandemic. We have received many enquiries in this area, ranging from commercial contract disputes to personal matters such as the cancellation of holidays or events. The law in this…

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17
Sep 2020

Section: Litigation in Business Experts

Hope to 370,000 Businesses Impacted by Insurers Refusing Business Interruption Cover

There may be light at the end of the tunnel for businesses who have had business interruption claims rejected by their insurer. The FCA has taken up the fight on behalf of struggling policyholders by taking a test case to the High Court. Our Insurance Law Team have been closely watching the progress of the…

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15
Sep 2020

Section: Medical Negligence

Government action to fight child obesity ‘risks losing its way’

A report by the National Audit Office warns that government attempts to fight child obesity risk getting lost in reorganisation and delays, adding that 20 years of policies and targets have had limited success and new initiatives may also fall short. The report points to a lack of coordination and urgency, at a time when…

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15
Sep 2020

Section: Medical Negligence

Adverse reaction in vaccine participant puts Oxford University Covid trial on hold

The number of patients facing longer waits for routine operations has soared in England due to the disruption to hospitals during the pandemic. Over two million people on the waiting list, 50 per cent of the total, have been waiting for longer than 18 weeks, the highest since records began in 2007. Around 83,000 have…

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15
Sep 2020

Section: Medical Negligence

Long waits for hospital operations continue to soar in England

The number of patients facing longer waits for routine operations has soared in England due to the disruption to hospitals during the pandemic. Over two million people on the waiting list, 50 per cent of the total, have been waiting for longer than 18 weeks, the highest since records began in 2007. Around 83,000 have…

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15
Sep 2020

Section: Medical Negligence

Contraceptive services made “even worse” following pandemic

A group of MPs and peers has warned that the coronavirus pandemic has made a “difficult situation even worse” for women trying to access contraception. Their inquiry claims that years of cutbacks means patients “have to navigate a complex system just to receive basic healthcare” and warns that damage caused by the pandemic could lead…

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