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Insurers remain reluctant to pay business...

Posted in Dispute Resolution on 3rd Mar 2021
On 28 February 2021 the Sunday Times reported that FTSE 250 insurer Hiscox offered a struggling East London café owner £13.00 in settlement of its business interruption claim. The London café claimed for more than 3 months’ loss, comprising of £1,600 a month in rent and £2,500 a month in stock, after it faced closure due to the Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The café had said it had been “battling bankruptcy” due to closure, like many other businesses in the UK today. It was reported by sources close to the FTSE insurer that only...

Government Support Grants and Business Interruption...

Posted in Dispute Resolution on 21st Apr 2021
Here at Specters Solicitors we come across all kinds of different scenarios related to claiming compensation for business interruption due to the lockdown periods in 2020. Here is one specific example following a recent update from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). I received a Government Support Grant in 2020/2021, can I still make a claim for business interruption? Last month the FCA published updated guidance regarding Covid-19 Business Interruption Settlement and Deductions made with Government Support. The FCA first commented on this...

Business Interruption Claims: Dry Cleaners

Posted in Dispute Resolution on 19th Apr 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected all of us, including those deemed ‘essential businesses’. Many UK businesses are currently enduring severe financial hardship due to the effects of lockdown. This includes those businesses deemed essential, like dry cleaners and laundrettes, which were allowed to stay open during the lockdown periods. A laundrette’s business model relies on hospitality events and formal clothing in offices. The hospitality industry is still on its knees, with weddings and events cancelled. Most offices closed entirely over lockdown,...

Getting an international divorce

Posted in Family & Divorce on 15th Apr 2021
As long as some eligibility criteria are satisfied, it is possible for an international couple to obtain a divorce here, and there are many benefits to getting an international divorce in the UK. In this article we will go through what the eligibility criteria are and what factors can impact the settlement parties can obtain in an international divorce of this nature. One of the most complex aspects of this process is understanding and applying the differences in laws, procedures and requirements regarding all aspects of family law, which is why...
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