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News / Flexible working in 2022: What do employers need to know?

14-07-2022 / Employment & Immigration

Over the last few years, we have seen a vast amount of employees working from home, altering their hours and diverging away from the traditional working environment. Employees have become increasingly aware of their rights and in particular their rights in relation flexible working arrangements. The present climate of employees makes it essential for employers to know how to deal with flexible working requests and the criteria they need to consider.

News / Court finds Covid-19 restrictions did not constitute force majeure under MOA

13-07-2022 / Maritime

NKD Maritime Limited v. Bart Maritime (No 2) Inc (Shagang Giant) [2022] EWHC 1615 (Comm)
The Court has construed a force majeure clause and considered whether Buyers validly terminated a contract for the sale of a vessel on the basis that Covid-19 lockdown restrictions prevented Sellers from transferring title in the Vessel. 

News / Climate change litigation update: Derivative claim dismissed

06-07-2022 / Energy & Infrastructure

McGaughey & Anor v Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd & Anor [2022] EWHC 1233 (Ch)

On 24 May 2022, the High Court refused a claim brought against the directors of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (the “USS”), the largest private pension scheme in the UK, for inaction around climate change commitments.

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News / Dan Crockford appointed as Head of Office for Ince (Bristol)

23-06-2022 / Insurance

We are delighted to announce that Dan Crockford has recently been appointed as Head of Office for Ince (Bristol).

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News / Shipping gets smart

20-06-2022 / Maritime

On 25 November 2021, the UK Law Commission published its Advice to the UK Government on how English law currently applies to smart legal contracts. Subsequently, on 16 March 2022, the Law Commission published its report on electronic trade documents, together with draft legislation that would implement its recommendations to allow for the legal recognition of trade documents such as bills of lading and bills of exchange in electronic form.

News / Ince continues to grow its London corporate team with new Partner hire

20-06-2022 / Private Wealth

Today we have announced the appointment of Oliver Storey as a Partner in its London corporate team. This appointment expands the reach of Ince’s corporate practice with new debt financing expertise.

News / Carrier Under CMR Successful in Limiting Liability for Consignee’s Losses

14-06-2022 / Maritime

Paul Knapfield v. C.A.R.S. Ltd & others [2022] EWHC 1437 (Comm)

Disputes under the Carriage of Goods by Road Act 1965, which incorporates the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road 1956 (CMR), do not come up very often. This decision is, therefore, useful in illustrating when and how the CMR applies. In this case, the Court found that the CMR limit of liability applied to the claimant’s claim, with the result that his losses far exceeded the amount he could ultimately recover from the carrier.

News / Cryptocurrency Fraud and Asset Tracing Legal Service of Documents through NFT - A Hong Kong Perspective

14-06-2022 / TMT

In June 2022, LCX, a prominent centralised cryptocurrency exchange based in Liechtenstein, effected legal service upon anonymous hackers through the use of NFT.

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