In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Law Society has issued guidance in relation to virtual execution of documents and the use of e-signatures. The following note from Tricia Hemans highlights that the current pandemic and subsequent social distancing rules and the lockdown have placed an increased focus on the ability to conduct non-face to face transactional closings, as traditional processes are unable to continue.
This article is a revised version of my paper delivered as part of the Falcon Chambers Zoominar held on 16th June 2020. It is concerned with consideration, comparables and compensation under the new Code.
On 19 June 2020 the Government published a Code of Practice aimed at the commercial landlord and tenant sector. Its stated purpose is to set out a best practice framework by which it is hoped that landlords and tenants will work together constructively to “negotiate affordable rental agreements”.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought difficulties and changes to all areas of life and court proceedings are no exception. In particular, the perceived limitations of advocacy and witness handling through a screen are causing some parties to consider whether an adjournment would be more attractive than a remote hearing. Two June 2020 cases – one in the Court of Appeal and the other in the High Court – shed some light on how the courts currently view remote hearings for witness actions and are approaching applications to adjourn in the age of Coronavirus. Our two Pupils Michael Ranson and Kavish Shah summarise in this article.