Bitcoin too volatile to be used as a security, say High Court

By William Mackenzie – arch.portfolio member. I previously covered the security for costs application in the litigation brought by Craig Wright’s company, Tulip Trading (the Claimant) against the developers of BSV. Master Clark had ordered that the claimant provide security for costs in principle with the parties sent away to try and agree the sum […]

Welcome to new arch law members – October 2021

Welcome to new members – October 2021 Welcome to this month’s new joiners: Zoe Mortimer arch.resource member LinkedIn Add vCard View Resume Zoe is a corporate commercial solicitor who has worked predominately in the financial services sector acting for global banks on a number of regulation changes impacting their financial contracts. Mainly working on […]

Highway Codes Changes – where do you sit in the new hierarchy

By Charlotte Le Maire – arch.portfolio member. There has been a lot of talk recently about the Highway Code changes. Even so, a staggering number of drivers and companies aren’t really aware of just what is changing and how it might impact them. In fact, I stood in front of a group of professional drivers […]

Privacy – International Data Transfers

By Ursula Mulvaney – arch.resource member. International data transfers – let’s get back to basics…..  For privacy professionals the last few months brought a number of eagerly awaited key developments specifically in relation to international data transfers that many organisations now have to get to grips with. The clock started ticking in June 2021 prompting […]

Long Covid – Part 2

By John Mackenzie – arch.portfolio member. Covid – Part 2  Covid Claims – What next?  In this my second blog on the subject of Covid-19 I will explore the issue of civil claims for injury arising from Covid-19 in the workplace.  To date there have been fewer claims than perhaps anticipated arising from Covid-19. I will explore the […]

Long Covid – the next area of disease claims for employers?

By John Mackenzie – arch.portfolio member. Long Covid: the Hidden Pandemic? I am writing a series of blogs on the subject of the impact of Covid-19 in the workplace.  In this blog I will explore: (1) the causes and impact of ‘Long Covid’ and (2) the steps that employers need to consider on behalf of […]

New Look CVA – the tenants have it!

In September 2020, the retailer New Look, said that a company voluntary arrangement (“CVA”)) was an “absolute necessity” to safeguard 11,200 jobs, after the pandemic led to the closure of its stores. A CVA arises where a company reaches an agreement with its creditors over repayments including the restructuring or forgiveness of a portion of […]

Facebook & Instagram face CMA – Fake and misleading reviews

By Ursula Mulvaney – arch.resource member. Only two days after the launch of the new watchdog on big tech the Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) issued a press release regarding CMA action that resulted in Facebook going further to combat the trade of fake and misleading reviews on its sites on and  It […]

Extended protection against retaliatory action

by James Lynas, arch.resource member. From 31 May 2021 protection for retaliation against people complaining about health and safety issues will extend to cover “workers” and not just “employees”. Background – Health & Safety rights for employees Section 44 of the Employment Rights Act gives rights to people working under a contract of employment or […]