A weekly round-up of the headlines that have caught our eye this week

High Court rules in favour of venues in landmark insurance case

Live music venues, clubs, pubs and bars across the UK were thrown a lifeline this week when Hiscox and QBE, two of the UK’s largest insurance companies, were ordered by the High Court to pay out their disputed business interruption policies to NDML and NTIA members.

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It’s now law for venues to record contact details

From today, premises and venues across England must have systems in place to ensure their venues are Covid secure in the latest move to break the chains of transmission of coronavirus. These mandatory measures include not taking bookings for groups of more than 6. It is also now a legal requirement to record contact details of customers, visitors and staff. Details must be stored for 21 days and shared with NHS Test and Trace if requested, with fixed penalties for organisations that do not comply.

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Fast Track success for Boxpark and Mowgli

Congratulations to our client Mowgli and Boxpark who were among the winners at the 23rd annual Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 Awards. Indian street food concept, Mowgli, won the Emerging Brand Award. Meanwhile, food, drink and social hub concept BOXPARK won the Effective Use of Capital Award.

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Farewell to restaurateur and designer Sir Terence Conran

We would like to pay tribute to Sir Terence Conran who sadly passed away last weekend aged 88 years old. He was a pioneer of British hospitality and design, having founded Habitat in the 1960s. He opened his first restaurant in 1953, the Soup Kitchen in London’s Chandos Place. However, it was the launch of Bibendum in the iconic Michelin building in 1987 that set him on the path to becoming a giant within the world of hospitality.

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