2020 and a new decade has dawned. Who would have thought that it would dawn with a new fatal disease which has spread around the world without limits, indiscriminately infecting and killing people in just about every country of the world? Sadly, this is not just a personal tragedy, but one affecting the economy and commercial contracts – so it is good to take a look at some recent legal developments: choice of law clauses, good faith, and of course force majeure clauses and coronavirus. There is so much going on, so many changes, so many concerns, it pays to keep on top of everything.

On a professional note, I now provide my services remotely: I am trained in Zoom and can provide webinar versions of all my training courses and have experience in conducting remote mediations, so there is (I hope) no interruption to service. Let me know if you require more information or help.

About my business: the Law Office of Richard Stephens (LORS) is a boutique IT law practice and provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services, including arbitration, mediation and adjudication. LORS consists of Richard together with his Senior Consultant, Oscar Rowlands.

While a “boutique”, LORS counts among its clients some of the largest companies in the world as well as a wide range of SME’s all of whom value our specialist advice across a range of IT Law areas. We also link to other professionals, so can provide a complete service even for large or complex transactions. You can find out more about it here.

One of Richard’s strengths is his ability to provide training in his various specialisations – from basic training provided for non-lawyers right through to his highly regarded training for lawyers. You can find out more about it here.

On the dispute resolution side, Richard Stephens also works as mediator, adjudicator and arbitrator in commercial cases, especially those with some sort of technology or communications aspect. In one or other of these capacities, Richard has acted in cases large and small. You can find out more about it here.

We hope you find it all useful – feel free to let us know what you think, or if you have any comments on the material we have posted here!