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DAC Beachcroft LLP is a leading international legal business with offices across the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. We partner with our…
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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 20 Feb 2024

A tale of two care homes: How two High Court decisions provide a timely reminder for the care sector of the importance of compliance with sponsorship duties.

Since the expansion of the sponsorship system to incorporate care roles in 2022, the numbers of sponsored workers in the care sector has increased…
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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 16 Feb 2024

Consultation on the Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill (Martyn’s Law): Standard Tier Premises

The Home Affairs Select Committee had a number of reservations about the Bill particularly the cost and administrative burden imposed on SMEs and the…
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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 14 Feb 2024

Armstead v Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance Company Limited - Are contractual liabilities recoverable where they do not represent a reasonable pre-estimate of loss?

On the 14th February 2024, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the case of Lorna Armstead v Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance Company…
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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 12 Feb 2024

Surfing is an inherently risky activity, but social utility outweighs the risks

Judgment was handed down on 21 December 2023. Whilst it turned on its own unique set of facts, the case is another link in the chain originating from…
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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 9 Feb 2024

Restrictions in T&Cs may not be enough to avoid liability to third parties

The importance of disclaimers in accountants' terms and conditions (commonly referred to as "Bannerman" clauses) to avoid a duty of care to third…
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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 9 Feb 2024

Accountancy Newsletter February 2024

It has been a turbulent time for the audit industry, and this industry - perhaps above all others - is one where the regulator sets the tone. Our…
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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 9 Feb 2024

Climate change litigation and the common law: The Supreme Court decision in Smith v Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited and others

In the face of claims targeting climate change, will existing tortious principles be expanded using 'the fertile fields of trial'? Or will such…
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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 9 Feb 2024

Courts can compel parties to use Alternative Dispute Resolution

In a landmark decision, James Churchill v Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, the Court of Appeal has ruled that the courts can stay proceedings…
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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 9 Feb 2024

Round up of FRC activity in 2023

It has been a turbulent time for the audit industry, and this industry - perhaps above all others - is one where the regulator sets the tone. With a…
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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 9 Feb 2024

FRC / Carillion - the high-water mark, or a taste of things to come?

The collapse of Carillion in 2018 was arguably the UK's largest corporate insolvency in years, creating a lasting impact through job losses and the…
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