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Guernsey’s new ILS hybrid – getting even closer to the risk

Carey Olsen partner Christopher Anderson recently introduced the concept of a hybrid vehicle for use in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) industry. Here, he explains how and why he came up with the idea of the world’s first ILS hybrid. As is often said, the best ideas are always the simplest. That is reassuringly accurate for […]

Fracking, protestors and injunctions against ‘persons unknown’: Court of Appeal offers guidance amid controversial context

By David Manda, Ruth Ormrod In the recent case of Boyd v Ineos Upstream, a hotly anticipated appeal involving fracking protestors, the Court of Appeal has provided guidance on the highly topical subject of bringing injunctions against ‘persons unknown’.  Walker Morris’ specialist Real Estate Litigators David Manda and Ruth Ormrod explain and offer some practical advice.

Employment legislation update – May 2019

By David Smedley, Andrew Rayment, Shakeel Dad The last few months have seen many announcements in relation to changes expected in the employment law arena. With new information being received almost weekly, our legislation update sets out the changes in chronological order and highlights the headline points together with the proposed or confirmed implementation dates.

Case Law Update – May 2019

Nosworthy v Instinctif Partners Ltd UKEAT/0100/18 – ‘Bad leaver’ provision requiring forfeiture of shares and loan notes was not unlawful In this case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a bad leaver provision forcing an employee to give up her shareholding if she resigned was not an ‘unconscionable bargain’. Nor was it void as […]

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Freshfields assigns associate to advise top brass

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has taken the ­radical step of appointing an associate-level adviser to augment its new senior management team. Corporate senior associate Kate Burns has been appointed to the position on a permanent basis. She will work alongside senior partner Will Lawes, managing partner Ted Burke and executive partner Stephan Eilers. Burns, who was […]

Hunton for growth

Eight new partners in less than a year is going some for any individual practicegroup, but when a firm starts opening offices off the back of that group you know it really means business. So watch out this year for Hunton & Williams spreading its wings. To be fair to its rivals, the ’practice group’ […]

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RPC’s all-equity model key to attracting latest lateral

Reynolds Porter ­Chamberlain (RPC) has made its 20th lateral in three years with the hire of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) real estate partner David Johnston. His arrival will bring the number of partners in RPC’s real estate group to seven, which numbers four laterals. RPC managing partner Jonathan Watmough said: “The real estate group’s been substantially […]

Lewis Silkin boosts partnership by four

Lewis Silkin has promoted four to its partnership, with three joining the employment arm. Energy and natural resources ­corporate finance senior associate Nadim Khan along with ­employment senior associates Karen Baxter, Emma Perera and Hannah Price have joined the partnership. The firm has also restructured its core practice groups, with the employment and incentives department […]

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Most practitioners these days like to brag about how ­commercial they are, but it is still relatively rare for a lawyer to have the genuine breadth of experience to back up that easily made claim. However, when Pam Loch, managing partner at Loch Associates, says she offers commercial advice, she means it. Loch spent six […]

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