27 March 2020

Relaxation of planning laws to help food and drinks industry

By Sofia Loizidou 

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the government closed all cafes, restaurants and bars until further notice. The government has however announced its intention to allow a change of use of pubs (Class A4) and restaurants (Class A3) to hot food takeaways (Class A5) for a period of 12 months...Read more


25 February 2020

Resolving Disputes by Mediation

by Gary Scott

There are some disputes which simply cannot be resolved without having all the issues flushed out before a Judge who will then make a decision binding on the parties, subject to the usual rules of appeal. These types of case are actually very rare...Read more


12 February 2020

Clarity on CPR 12.3(1) and requirements for Default Judgment

by Aurelia Matonis

Default judgment is an early determination of a claim following the defendant’s failure to file an acknowledgment of service or a defence within the time limits set out in the Civil Procedure Rules (‘CPR’)...Read more


3 February 2020

Fifth Money Laundering Directive Update

by Elina Sfongali

The Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) which came into force on 10 January 2020 has introduced a number of key changes to the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 which law firms as well as other bodies will be required to comply with... Read more