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This Archived Practice Note outlines the general base-line coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, including the modified regional tiered restrictions and the national restrictions in force in England until 19 July 2020, that applied to business premises, including premises licensed for the sale of food and drink, alcohol or entertainment until all formal restrictions were lifted. The government recommends continuing caution but formal restrictions have been removed with the warning that they may need to be reintroduced if health circumstances require it.
The government measures to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) have changed significantly during the course of the pandemic from the national lockdown to taking more nuanced action in areas of increased transmission, so keeping track can be difficult for practitioners and their clients. This Practice Note aims to provide a reference point for the current restrictions in force in England. For the national restrictions during the initial response to the pandemic, see Archived Practice Note: Impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on Licensing [Archived].
On 23 February 2021, the Cabinet Office published its roadmap out of the current coronavirus lockdown in England. The roadmap contains four main steps to easing restrictions. Before it is possible to proceed to the next step, a four test assessment of the impact of the previous step will
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Admissibility of hearsay evidence in criminal proceedingsHow to identify hearsayThe definition of hearsay is contained in the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003). It comprises of four essential elements.There must be:•a statement•made out of court•relied on for the truth of the matter stated,
Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. For updates on key developments and related practical guidance on the implications for lawyers, see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19)—implications
Subrogation in insurance and reinsuranceWhat is the right of subrogation?In the context of insurance and reinsurance, the right of subrogation entitles an insurer or reinsurer, having indemnified the (re)insured, to ‘step into its shoes’ to bring an action in the (re)insured’s name. For the purpose
AML and counter-terrorist financing—source of funds and source of wealthSource of funds and wealth was a key focus of the SRA’s Preventing Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism thematic review, published in March 2018. Its findings included that:•most firms understood the distinction between
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