COVID-19 Developments and Legal Updates
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Daniel MacKenzie and James Galsworthy On January 15, 2021, the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court (“Court”) issued a decision which is likely to be viewed as good news for policy holders who have endured business interruption losses arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the widening denial of business interruption claims under the standard wording…Read More
Daniela Bassan, QC Using its COVID-19 Protocol, the English Technology and Construction Court (TCC) handed down remotely a decision about the role of experts in international arbitration and how multiple retainers by a global firm can be problematic in A v B,  EWHC 809. The case, which was heard in private and did not…Read More
Nancy G. Rubin, QC and Erin McSorley In response to the immense public health and safety challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Courts across the country have modified their practices and procedures. This article provides an overview of current COVID-19 restrictions and practices implemented by Courts in Atlantic Canada, focused on civil matters. Measures relating…Read More
Catherine Lahey, QC, Iain Sinclair and Robert Bradley The Province of New Brunswick declared a State of Emergency on March 19, 2020 related to the COVID-19 pandemic and issued a Mandatory Order stipulating restrictions on numerous activities aimed at slowing the spread of the virus. On April 24, 2020, the Minister of Public Safety issued a…Read More
Joe Thorne In our update on April 2, 2020, Newfoundland and Labrador passes law to allow variation periods and statutory timelines during COVID-19 pandemic, we reported on Newfoundland and Labrador’s passage of the Temporary Variation of Statutory Deadlines Act (the “Act”).1 Since our last update, there have been several procedural variations enacted, but few substantive…Read More
Joe Thorne On March 26, 2020, the COVID-19 Pandemic Response Act received Royal Assent. Among other things, that statute brought into force the Temporary Variation of Statutory Deadlines Act (the “Act”).1 The Act addresses concerns in Newfoundland and Labrador regarding expiry of limitation periods and other statutory deadlines during the COVID-19 pandemic response. In particular,…Read More