How have Askews Legal reacted to the pandemic?

Nobody can prepare for anything like this. Panic sets in, events quickly unfold and what was an ebullient market is stopped in its tracks by the need to preserve life and our society. This is not hyperbole; it is our new reality. How did Askews Legal react to such unprecedented circumstances?  In the inclusive style…

Coronavirus: Potential Impact On Business Lease

The World Health Organisation has now declared the COVID-19 outbreak to be a pandemic and it is a major concern for commercial landlords and tenants. Could Coronavirus terminate a commercial lease? Force majeure clauses allow parties to be released from their obligations and bring agreements to an end in the event of occurrence of certain…

Conveyancing transactions on “hold/paused” during the National lock-down period

The World Health Organisation (“WHO”) has declared the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), a pandemic. In response, the UK Government/Public Health England have issued a number of Directives on the matter and in particular the Government has produced guidance that all Conveyancing transactions unless already exchanged should exercise caution and delay the process until the country…

A step too far – has entertainment become a substitute for compassion?

ITV’s popular Jeremey Kyle Show which has been running for 14 years has been hastily axed following the recent suicide of a guest, just a week after filming the show. There have been calls by various individuals, including Politicians, for a review of the duty of care that TV companies owe to participants that appear...

Tweet in haste, repent at leisure: A lesson for Danny Baker

The BBC 5 Live Presenter Danny Baker has recently been sacked by the BBC over a picture he tweeted depicting a couple holding hands with a chimpanzee dressed in clothes along with the caption: “Royal Baby leaves hospital”. Danny Baker deleted the tweet and accepted that the same was a mistake and grotesque. However, he...

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