Scotland

15 Sep 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Court rules in favour of businesses in business interruption insurance dispute.

We have previously posted updates on the FCA's case against Insurers concerning business interruption (BI) claims arising from the present pandemic.The FCA announced in May it intended to obtain a Court declaration to resolve contractual uncerta...

10 Sep 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Scotland follow suit on restrictions to social gatherings.

In her daily address today (Thursday 10th September), the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon announced that the number of people allowed to meet up in Scotland would be cut to 6 in an effort to curb Covid19 infection. The First Minister Nicola Sturge...

12 Aug 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Scotland - Face coverings

Earlier today we summarised the current position regarding face covering in England.In Scotland a similar situation exists.A face covering must be worn by all people in the settings listed below, except where an exemption applies (as defined i...

10 Aug 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know – Scotland - Events sector guidance published.

The Scottish Government has published guidance aimed primarily at the organiser of events.To help organisers decide which actions to take, the Scottish Government expects them to carry out an appropriate COVID-19 risk assessment, just as you wou...

10 Aug 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Scotland - Collection of customer data to be give 'statutory footing'

During her regular Covid 19 briefing the Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, announced that the collection of customer data, already a requirement in published guidance will now be given a ‘statutory footing’. Collection of such ...

20 Jul 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - FCA's case against Insurers commences

As we have previously reported, the FCA have commenced Court action to clarify issues surrounding business interruption claims.The trial of the issues will get underway today (Monday 20th July) and is expected to last for 8 days, across two sess...