Hardwicke continues to respond the Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation and to ensure that we do all we can to keep our people, clients, friends and families safe. It is now imperative that we do all we can to limit physical contact for the time being and therefore our working premises at Hardwicke Building in Lincoln’s Inn is closed. However, Hardwicke remains open for business, in as normal a way as we can make it. Barristers, practice managers and the rest of our staff team are working remotely and making good use of technology to reach out.
You can call us on +44 (0)20 7242 2523. Our normal telephone system is still operating and our usual friendly team is available to help.
We have a specific Covid-19 Resources section to assist with the specific issues which the coronavirus pandemic is causing across all sections of society and business. For ease, see a summary page of all contacts during this unusual time.
Is jurisdiction in “matters of #Insurance” under #BrusselsRecast limited to ‘contracts of insurance’ or does Brussels Recast have a wider scope of application? And when is a sophisticated commercial entity to be considered a ‘#WeakerParty’ to a contract?: https://buff.ly/3fiF0Qw
Looking forward to catching up with all those signed up to join us at our #Insolvency #HardwickeBrew at 4pm today which will focus on winding up petitions and the financial effect of #Coronavirus. Click on the following link for more info and to register: https://buff.ly/2BCDBpy
Join us tomorrow for our next Property #HardwickeBrew, where Andy Creer, Emily Betts, Lina Mattsson and moderator David Peachey will be discussing how to approach lease renewals during the pandemic: https://buff.ly/38GeM8e
Part 2 of our article on Aspen Underwriting Ltd & Ors v Credit Europe Bank NV  UKSC 11 considers the second and third of three important issues deciced by a panel of 7 Supreme Court Justices. Both issues concerned Chapter II section 3 of the Brussels Recast Regulation: (i) what is the scope of “matters relating to insurance” subject to the Regulation; (ii) who is a ‘weaker party’ entitled to the more advantageous provisions as to jurisdiction within section 3?