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Expert insights during COVID-19: an English viewpoint

May 20, 2020

Daniela Bassan, QC Using its COVID-19 Protocol, the English Technology and Construction Court (TCC) handed down remotely a decision about the role of experts in international arbitration and how multiple retainers by a global firm can be problematic in A v B, [2020] EWHC 809. The case, which was heard in private and did not…

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Cautiously inching toward the new normal in Atlantic Courts

May 6, 2020

Nancy G. Rubin, QC and Erin McSorley In response to the immense public health and safety challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Courts across the country have modified their practices and procedures. This article provides an overview of current COVID-19 restrictions and practices implemented by Courts in Atlantic Canada, focused on civil matters. Measures relating…

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New Brunswick government suspends limitation periods and time limits applicable to ongoing proceedings

April 28, 2020

Catherine Lahey, QC, Iain Sinclair and Robert Bradley The Province of New Brunswick declared a State of Emergency on March 19, 2020 related to the COVID-19 pandemic and issued a Mandatory Order stipulating restrictions on numerous activities aimed at slowing the spread of the virus. On April 24, 2020, the Minister of Public Safety issued a…

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Update on Newfoundland and Labrador variation of limitation periods and statutory timelines during COVID-19 pandemic

April 27, 2020

Joe Thorne In our update on April 2, 2020, Newfoundland and Labrador passes law to allow variation periods and statutory timelines during COVID-19 pandemic, we reported on Newfoundland and Labrador’s passage of the Temporary Variation of Statutory Deadlines Act (the “Act”).1 Since our last update, there have been several procedural variations enacted, but few substantive…

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Newfoundland and Labrador passes law to allow variation of limitation periods and statutory timelines during COVID-19 pandemic

April 2, 2020

Joe Thorne On March 26, 2020, the COVID-19 Pandemic Response Act received Royal Assent. Among other things, that statute brought into force the Temporary Variation of Statutory Deadlines Act (the “Act”).1 The Act addresses concerns in Newfoundland and Labrador regarding expiry of limitation periods and other statutory deadlines during the COVID-19 pandemic response. In particular,…

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