High Court takes robust approach to personal guarantees: potential impact for accredited lenders under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Schemes

The High Court has held that personal guarantees signed by the chairman and sole shareholder of a borrower company were enforceable, dismissing arguments that emailing scanned signature pages was insufficient to constitute “delivery”, or that the doctrine of promissory estoppel was engaged to prevent the lender from calling on the guarantees where certain alleged assurances … Read more

BANKING LITIGATION PODCAST EPISODE 18: MONTHLY UPDATE – JUNE 2020

We have just released our monthly update podcast, in which we discuss and debate the key recent judgments likely to be of interest to financial institutions. This episode is hosted by John Corrie, a partner in our banking litigation team, who is joined by Ceri Morgan and special guest Alice Whyte. You can also listen … Read more

Our new publication: COVID-19 Contract Disputes Guide

The economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic inevitably exposes businesses to heightened legal risk. In particular, counterparties may seek to delay, avoid performance and/or terminate agreements. This may be either because COVID-19 has legitimately prevented them from performing their contractual obligations, or because they are seeking to use the pandemic as an excuse to … Read more