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

COVID-19: Our new quick reference tool to help assess the availability of force majeure relief under English law

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many commercial parties have been reviewing their contractual arrangements to consider whether there are grounds for excusing non-performance or suspending or terminating their contracts. Against that background we have developed a new interactive tool which is designed to assist clients and contacts of the firm in evaluating the … Read more

New COVID-19 podcast – Force majeure considerations in a potential second wave of COVID-19

In this latest episode of our Navigating COVID-19 podcast series, Sarah Pollock, Emma Schaafsma and Julie Farley consider the force majeure implications of a potential second wave of COVID-19 infections and the resulting re-imposition or tightening of lockdown measures. Many contracting parties have already been affected by force majeure events arising out of the pandemic and the associated restrictions.  … Read more