Code operators as occupiers under the Electronic Communications Code
Solving the conundrum of Compton Beauchamp
The decision of the Court of Appeal in Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure v Compton Beauchamp Estates (2019) has met with a sustained challenge by some code operators. That may in part have been aimed at securing wider rights than were intended, but at least in some circumstances it seems to lead to a genuine ‘black hole’ for sitting operators. With the case now heading to the Supreme Court, Andrew Walker QC considers whether there is a sensible solution.
Guaranteed adjournment due to Covid-19? Think again…
Many litigants and court users will be assessing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on forthcoming hearings and trials.
Edward Meuli discusses the decision of Re One Blackfriars Ltd  EWHC 845 (Ch), where the Court refused an application to adjourn a trial on account of COVID-19, and explores the factors likely to be involved in such applications.