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Government guidance on contractual breaches during COVID-19

Government guidance urges all contracting parties to 'act responsibly and fairly' in the interests of the wider market when dealing with difficulties in delivering existing contracts
14 May 2020

COVID-19: Current challenges facing food businesses

Food businesses are identifying innovative ways to allow them to continue to trade. In doing so, they must maintain compliance with their legal obligations
05 May 2020

Resolving contractual breaches during COVID-19: Judges call for a 'creative' approach

If you are in a distressed commercial relationship you may be considering litigating. But before you issue that Claim Form, be aware that leading judges are questioning established norms
30 April 2020

Cybercrime risk and COVID-19

Reports of cybercrime have increased at a time when businesses are more vulnerable. We consider how businesses can protect themselves and what to do if affected
28 April 2020

New EU origin labelling rules in force from 1 April 2020

We take a look at the new requirements to label foods with the country of origin or place of provenance of primary ingredients
07 April 2020

COVID-19: Courts and Tribunals operating remotely during outbreak

Courts and Tribunals have put in place arrangements to use technology to continue as many hearings as possible remotely and continue access to justice
02 April 2020

Publication

COVID-19 and breaking commercial contracts

In this article we provide a summary of the various ways a commercial contract may be broken or suspended within the context of a pandemic
01 April 2020

COVID-19: Government announces insolvency law changes to give directors breathing space

Does the 3-month suspension of wrongful trading provisions, along with other measures, go far enough to enable businesses to weather the COVID-19 storm?

30 March 2020

How are Courts approaching commercial confidentiality?

The High Court has given further guidance on when confidentiality rings may be available to protect the commercial confidentiality of information and when they will not
30 March 2020

Press release

Burges Salmon appoints six new partners

Burges Salmon has appointed six new partners in key teams across the firm including Private Client, Healthcare, Real Estate, Dispute Resolution and Employment
27 March 2020

Corporate fraud in the UK: Is reform of the ‘directing mind and will’ test imminent?

Given the SFO Director’s recent description of the UK’s system for prosecuting corporate fraud as ‘antiquated’, is reform of the law in this area now imminent?

25 February 2020

Time to decide...how to exercise contractual discretion five years after the Braganza case

Contracts often allow parties to make decisions but recent cases show that there may be strings attached and that decisions can be challenged by the courts
13 February 2020
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