The disruption caused by the Covid-19 outbreak may continue for some time.
When a crisis such as the current one strikes, it is easy to focus only on the present difficulties and how to resolve them in the future.
Where a business has an unresolved dispute, it is important to remember that the current crisis will not, in most cases, cause normal time limits for commencing legal proceedings or limitation periods to be suspended.
At present, at least for commercial disputes, the courts have announced a “business as normal” policy and trials are continuing, where possible.
Webinar recording: Force majeure – litigation in the wake of Covid-19
In this webinar, Sean Upson, Mo Bhaskaran and Lucy Ward used their experience relating to force majeure clauses following the California energy crisis, the Japan earthquake and tsunami in 2011 and in the wake of 9/11 terrorist attacks, to cover: What is force majeure and frustration?; Considerations when applying force majeure to the current UK situation; What events would a force majeure clause cover?; The requirements to consider when a force majeure clause is used; and The burden of proof when invoking force majeure.
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