Legal action taken against Celtic Football Club regarding sexual abuse allegations

Formal legal action has begun against Celtic Football Club regarding claims it failed to protect victims from sex abusers working around Celtic Boys’ Club.   Celtic declined to answer questions put forward by the Guardian in relation to the legal action but instead referred to a statement made by the club in February, where it said: “Celtic Football…

New insolvency law to help businesses survive in face of ‘aggressive debt recovery’ during pandemic

Businesses struggling to stay afloat through the Covid-19 crisis could be saved by the introduction of a new Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill giving companies time to restructure, refinance and keep trading when they might otherwise go out of business because of debts caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Under the rules, wrongful trading provisions will be temporarily suspended; meaning directors…

Proposed changes to the law that limit the ability to recover compensation following injury in a road traffic accident

The Ministry of Justice has decided to exclude vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians from proposed changes to the law that will limit the ability to recover compensation following injury in a road traffic accident.   Campaigners, including British Cycling, argued that it would become almost impossible for cyclists to get legal representation…

The Night Time Industries Association announced it is taking legal action against Hiscox

The Night Time Industries Association, which represents bars and clubs across the UK, has commenced legal action against Hiscox, alleging the insurer has refused to pay out for claims during the coronavirus pandemic. The NTIA is arranging class action against the insurer, which it said has denied liability under its business interruption policy. All night…

Coronavirus: Watchdog threatens legal action on holiday and wedding refunds

Firms that fail to refund people for holiday and weddings cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak could face legal action by the consumer watchdog, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) The CMA said the holiday vouchers being offered can only be used during a more expensive period, while wedding venues are telling people to claim…