Changes to Statements of Truth

On 6 April 2020 amendments to Civil Procedure Rules (the ‘CPR’), Practice Directions (‘PD’) 22 and 32 come into effect, pursuant to the 113th update to the CPR. The amendments introduce changes to the wording of Statements of Truth and add a new provision into the PD dealing with the contents of witness statements. The…

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The Supreme Court overturns the Court of Appeal decision in WM Morrison Supermarkets v Various Claimants

Introduction On 1 April 2020, the Supreme Court ruled that Morrisons is not vicariously liable for its employee’s criminal act of leaking payroll data of nearly 100,000 colleagues. The Court overturned the 2018 Court of Appeal judgment which held Morrisons indirectly responsible for Mr Skelton’s acts, even though he committed them outside of work. The…

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COVID-19: Permitted development to go

Pubs and restaurants are now able to operate as hot food takeaways under changes to permitted development rules brought into force on 24 March 2020. The Town and Country Planning Act (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Order 2020 follows a series of announcements by the Government to support businesses forced to close amid the current…

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PROCUREMENT POLICY NOTICE 02/20 AND COVID-19

On 20th March the government released the second Procurement Policy Notice (PPN) of the year in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. PPN 02/20 provides guidance to contracting authorities to review their contracts and ensure service continuity by financially supporting those suppliers that are struggling to remain financially stable due to the outbreak of COVID-19….

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