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  1. Legal news
    01 May 2019
    Is Brexit "frustrating"? The English High Court clarifies the application of frustration to lease contracts
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/is-brexit-frustrating

    This English High Court decision upheld a lease held to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for its London HQ and decided that Brexit would not 'frustrate' the contract.

  2. Legal news
    02 November 2020
    UK: High Court rules in favour of insurer on physical damage in COVID-19 business interruption insurance claim
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/high-court-rules-in-favour-of-insurer-on-physical

    The recent High Court judgment in TKC London Limited v Allianz Insurance plc [2020] EWHC 2710 (Comm) suggests that policyholders will find it difficult to make successful claims for COVID-19 losses where their insurance ...

  3. Legal news
    09 February 2021
    UK Supreme Court unanimously finds in favour of policyholders in landmark COVID-19 business interruption insurance test case
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/uk-supreme-court-covid19-business-interruption-insurance-test-case

    A landmark decision from the UK Supreme Court has found in favour of business interruption insurance policyholders and widened the scope of policies which may now provide coverage for losses caused by the COVID-19 ...

  4. Legal news
    26 October 2018
    Morrisons' Vicarious Liability for Data Breach Upheld
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/morrisons-vicarious-liability-for-data-breach-upheld

    The Court of Appeal this week dismissed the supermarket chain's appeal in the case of Various Claimants –v- Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC, where Morrisons had been held vicariously liable for the serious data breach ...

  5. Legal news
    29 January 2020
    A salutary reminder of the importance of following internal policies when negotiating purchase agreements by email
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/a-reminder-of-the-importance-of-following-internal-policies-when-negotiating-purchase-agreements

    In Athena Brands Ltd v Superdrug Stores Plc [2019] EWHC 3503 (Comm), the English Commercial Court handed down a decision granting summary judgment in favour of cosmetics manufacturer Athena Brands Ltd, the Claimant, ...

  6. Legal news
    13 August 2019
    Court requires contract to continue pending trial - MCAFEE Ireland Ltd v DSG Retail Ltd (2019)
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/court-requires-contract-to-continue-pending-trial

    In an unusual decision last week, the High Court granted an interim injunction requiring the defendant computer retail store to continue promoting the claimant's security software (in accordance with the contract ...

  7. Legal news
    16 September 2020
    UK: English High Court provides welcome guidance for policyholders in FCA Business Interruption Insurance test case
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/english-high-court-provides-welcome-guidance-for-policyholders

    On Tuesday 15 September, the English High Court published its highly anticipated judgment in the FCA's expedited business interruption insurance test case, The Financial Conduct Authority v Arch and Others [2020] EWHC ...

  8. Legal news
    03 July 2020
    UK: Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 – An overview of the main changes and how companies can use the reforms to their best advantage
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/corporate-insolvency-and-governance-act-2020

    The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the "Act") represents big changes to the current insolvency legislative framework and potentially to companies who may be affected by an insolvency within their supply ...

  9. Legal news
    09 April 2019
    Dispute Resolution UK Update - April 2019
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/dispute-resolution-update-april-2019

    The latest edition of our Dispute Resolution London bulletin featuring articles on hot dispute resolution topics and recent legal developments since the beginning of 2019.