Insights: April 2020

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What duties do travel providers have to their customers in a pandemic?

Alexandra Cooke |

In February, Alexandra Cooke published an article exploring the obligations of travel providers to their customers as parts of the world started to shut their borders due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The outbreak has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, and has resulted in unprecedented international border closures, national lockdowns, […]

Leases in the time of Coronavirus: Non-payment of rent, forfeiture, CRAR and debt recovery

Gavin Whitney |

No doubt as owners and occupiers of commercial premises, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused numerous issues but one of the biggest concerns is likely whether or not rents are paid. In this article, we will consider the remedies available to a landlord and also look at what action the Government has taken, or which is […]

Divorce in the time of Covid-19

Teresa Cullen |

Last week saw our first case arrive in which Covid-19 made an appearance as a ground for the breakdown of the relationship. The heated argument over whether or not the Government restrictions were justified or proportionate and should be adhered to was apparently the straw that broke the camel’s back. So as Family lawyers, do […]

COVID-19 - Construction Site Closure/Works Suspension – Checklist

Elliot Lewis |

A checklist of some of the issues to consider The Covid-19 pandemic and current government restrictions and guidelines have thrown up a range of issues for everyone involved with construction projects, so below is a list of issues that we have been advising on, together with some thoughts as to points that may be relevant […]

Aviation Update: Business Continuity in Challenging Times

Bree Taylor, Alex Sandwell |

With commercial air traffic at a historic low, airlines are as keen as ever to conserve cash to last out the crisis. Aircraft owners/lessors in heavy negotiations with distressed airlines/lessees are weighing competing factors: [Click here for more]    

Supreme Court finds Morrisons not vicariously liable for mass data breach committed by disgruntled employee

Eddie Powell, Mike Tremeer, Michelle Waknine, Leigh Callaway |

The Supreme Court has ruled that thousands of Morrisons’ employees will not be entitled to any compensation, following a recent decision that the UK’s fourth largest chain of supermarkets was not vicariously liable for a rogue employee leaking payroll information online.  Importantly, the Supreme Court’s judgment also gives clear guidance that the motive for any […]

How to avoid directors’ liability

Jeremy Whiteson |

Many businesses will be under enormous strain over coming months. In the article below, Jeremy Whiteson discusses what legal tools are available to help keep the business afloat and avoid directors’ liability Look honestly and realistically at the financial position of the company. In particular, are you able to meet immediate liabilities and, looking forward, […]


Nigel Gordon |

The good corporate governance practice of shareholders coming to AGMs to engage with the board of their company seems to be in direct contradiction to the new law prohibiting meetings of more than two people. However, with a little foresight this problem can be managed. Corporate partner, Nigel Gordon, explains what steps can be taken […]

Tackling the impact of Covid-19: What are the options for the English Premier League?

Alan Wetterhahn, Thomas Edwards |

One of the effects of the significant disruption caused by the Covid-19 virus is the cancellation or postponement of a huge number of sporting events. Across Europe, and much of the rest of the world, football has been affected at both the elite and grassroots levels. This has caused severe headaches for the footballing authorities, […]

Covid-19: Is your business insured?

Alexander Wildschütz, Nadia Osborne, Bree Taylor, Alex Sandwell, Tim Reinhard |

What is BI Insurance? BI Insurance covers losses which result from closure of business. BI Insurance is usually part of a commercial combined policy. What does BI Insurance cover? If cover exists: loss of income; fixed costs such as: payroll, operating expenses and business loan repayments; and costs of temporary relocation. What circumstances give rise […]

Fladgate advises gaming innovator Playzido on its multi-investor fundraising round

Jamie Hamilton, Alex Haffner, Joshua Bennett, Eleanor Green |

Fladgate LLP has advised leading B2B gaming platform Playzido on its successful EIS-qualifying equity fundraising round involving 11 new investors and on related arrangements with its founding shareholders Endemol Shine Group, Black Cow Technology and Carmichael Holdings. Playzido operates an open B2B platform in the online gaming sector, and supplies a remote gaming server to […]

Fladgate advises AI start-up Fiinu on seed funding round

Jamie Hamilton, Ben Milloy, Maddy McAra |

Fladgate advised AI start-up Fiinu on its £1.7 million seed investment round led by prominent early stage venture capital investor Kindred Capital. The team was led by Jamie Hamilton, who was assisted by Ben Milloy and Maddy McAra. To find out more, please read the news articles in Global Legal Chronicle and Business Cloud.