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  1. 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 ...

  2. Legal news
    26 May 2020
    UK: HMRC announces that almost 800 people have reported their employers for fraudulently claiming money from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/hmrc-announces-that-almost-800-people-have-reported-their-employers

    The announcement comes after HMRC raised concerns about financial crime during the pandemic and publicised a whistle-blowing hotline only last month. It is very likely that criminal investigations and prosecutions will ...

  3. Legal news
    29 April 2020
    UK: Regulatory Guidance for Retail Businesses Manufacturing and Supplying Personal Protection Products during COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/uk-regulatory-guidance-for-retail-businesses-manufacturing-and-supplying

    Retail businesses across the world are repurposing their production lines in an effort to address the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) and hand sanitiser, which are crucial to the fight against COVID-19. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Legal news
    30 June 2020
    UK: Crisis driven changes to trading activity
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/crisis-driven-changes-to-trading-activity

    Businesses grappling with the broad range issues brought about by the pandemic will be conserving cash wherever possible. In the UK, they may have taken advantage of the Job Retention Scheme to continue paying staff or ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Legal news
    12 March 2020
    How Franchisors Should Deal with the Impact of COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/how-franchisors-should-deal-with-the-impact-of-covid-19

    The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is fundamentally a human crisis, but its impact upon business in general, and franchising in particular, cannot be ignored. Since 24 February, when for the first time there were more ...

  9. Legal news
    30 March 2020
    COVID-19 & Your Global Supply Chain - A Ten Step Guide
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/covid-19-and-your-global-supply-chain--a-ten-step-guide

    The retail & consumer sector is feeling the impact as COVID-19 begins to cause huge global disruption to supply chains and has forced businesses to close or to move online. Even online operations are being impacted by ...

  10. Legal news
    06 April 2020
    COVID-19: Information for fast food outlets, cafes and restaurants in the UK operating takeaway and delivery services
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/covid-19-information-for-fast-food-outlets-cafes-and-restaurants-in-the-uk

    This is a summary of the regulations and guidance introduced by the Government to combat COVID-19 that will impact on fast food outlets, cafes and restaurants operating takeaway and delivery services during the ...