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Roberts case – a summary

The name of this case may seem familiar; perhaps too familiar given the time it usually takes for matters to proceed through our court system. However, you’d be right. This is the third preliminary issue in the matter of Harry Roberts (a minor and a protected party by his mother and litigation friend Mrs Lauren […]

Covid-19: Duties of Guernsey directors

As companies continue to adjust to operating under the various regimes put in place by both the States of Guernsey and governments globally in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and even now look forward to how and when restrictions may be eased, the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (the GFSC) has issued guidance on matters they believe directors should give particular regard to when undertaking their role.

Retrospective submission of a contract of sale

On 8 May, 2020, the Supreme Court of Cyprus delivered its much-awaited judgement in the context of the appeal 68/19 (Appeal), granting leave for the submission of an application for the issuance of a Certiorari, a prerogative writ.

Covid-19 litigation update

New Practice Direction 51ZA Extension of Time Limits and Clarification of PD51Y Almost three weeks ago saw the publication of the 118th Practice Direction Update to the Civil Procedure Rules. This new practice direction, namely practice Direction 51ZA, sought to revise the usual procedures for the extension of time limits and to provide clarification on […]

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Dewey Ballantine goes solo in London

US firm Dewey Ballantine is ending its alliance with City firm Theodore Goddard to establish its own independent London office. Managing partner of Dewey Ballantine in London, Brian Morris, said equal numbers of UK and US lawyers would be recruited for the new office. “We’re hoping to expand to 10 to 20 lawyers within six […]

In brief: Legal phone service extends to referrals

The Legal Protection Group, an insurance and legal services group linked to the Sun Alliance, has extended its existing telephone legal advice service, LawCall, to include a referral system. LawCall professional services is a joint venture between LawCall, LawNet, a national quality-assured solicitor network, and the chartered accountancy group UK 200. It provides subscribers with […]

No contract? No problem

Can’t secure a training contract? Then work in a Citizens’ Advice Bureau is worth considering. Not only will you clock up useful and relevant experience, but it can count towards qualification. Under a scheme recently agreed, the Law Society will now consider reducing the two-year training contract period for students with certain types of work […]

City firms tune in to media merger boom

Firms are gearing up for a spate of merger activity in the broadcasting sector to follow the passage of the Broadcasting Bill this summer. Stephen Cooke, partner at Slaughter and May, said: “The new rules will pave the way for further consolidation and we expect media groups to take advantage of the changes.” Slaughters is […]

Financings

Pinsent Curtis has been involved as advisers in the latest round of rail sell-offs. The firm advised Midland Bank which provided bond facilities in connection with franchises won by National Express to operate the Gatwick Express and Midlands Main Line services. Pinsents also acted for Singer & Friedlander merchant bank as sponsors and underwriters of […]

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