During the height of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, the employer, Concrete Lining Products, decided to close down operations from 25 March to 16 April 2020 whilst continuing to pay its employees in full for that period, with the amount paid to be offset against the employees’ annual leave for days not worked.  

The applicant

The UK Court of Appeal was asked to interpret the phrase in a statute providing that no arrears of interest could be recovered after the expiration of six years from the date on which “the interest became due”. The question was whether the word “due” meant “owing” in the sense of a liability having arisen

The Australian government is considering the standardisation of the definitions in insurance policies sold to the public particularly of natural hazards such as ‘fire’, ‘storm’, and ‘stormwater and rainwater run-off’. The criteria for standardisation is whether the terms used are causing consumer confusion. Does the term relate to a significant area of coverage in the

As a general rule, court proceedings and the related documents are open to the public.  There is an important reason for that: justice must not only be done, it must be seen to be done.  But what if that would lead to the disclosure of valuable and confidential commercial information to the opposing party or

Attorneys are creatures of their client’s instructions. If attorneys overstep or fail to follow their client’s instructions, it may lead to significant consequences. The Constitutional Court has re-affirmed that if an attorney acts contrary to the express instructions of their client, they act contrary to the actual authority given to them. The applicant was therefore

It is common practice between retailers and wholesalers of petroleum products to continue their lease agreements on a month-to-month basis when the original agreement terminates through the lapse of the contract period. Monthly leases can be terminated on the agreed or implied notice period. However, the correct calculation of the notice period is essential to