Frustrating, isn’t it?

John Ditchburn discusses the potential issues regarding frustrated and potential frustrated contracts caused by COVID-19.

Commercial property: Canada Goose UK Retail Ltd & Anor v Persons Unknown & Anor [2020] EWCA Civ 303

Dominic Bright analyses how far civil proceedings for injunctive relief against “persons unknown” can be used to restrict public protests in light of the case of Canada Goose UK Retail Ltd & Anor v Persons Unknown & Anor [2020] EWCA Civ 303.

Addlesee and others v Dentons Europe LLP [2019] EWCA Civ 1600, [2019] 10 WLUK 10

C issued proceedings against solicitors who had acted for a now dissolved company, the company purportedly having operated a fraudulent scheme. C wished to see documents that passed between the dissolved company and D, which D asserted were privileged.

Re-trial for inadequately reasoned findings at first instance: Simetra Global Assets v Ikon Finance Limited [2019] EWCA Civ 1413

“There is nothing wrong with a shortcut, provided you don’t get lost.” Unfortunately, in this instance, the first instance judge erred in taking too many.

Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd [2019] UKSC 32

When part of a post-employment covenant is in unreasonable restraint of trade, in what circumstances should the court sever, and remove it, so as to leave the employee bound by the remainder of it?