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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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Lord Hoffmann brings Europe into the UK patent equation

Protocol test U-turn sparks ‘sea of interpretative uncertainty’ for IP players. By Steve Hoare You may not believe this, but patent law just got sexy. The House of Lords has delivered two judgments in two weeks that have totally reshaped UK patent law. The man at the centre of this upheaval is Lord Hoff-mann, possibly […]

The jury’s out?

Scotland’s Court of Criminal Appeal has dismissed claims of an unfair trial in the Transco case. But the jury debate is set to continue. By Craig Connal QC Juries are strange creatures. Sometimes they are lauded as critical bastions of justice, at other times they receive sentiments of quite the opposite variety. Their use, particularly […]

Charles Russell highlights flaw in Gambling Bill

Charles Russell has called on the Government to amend its draft Gambling Bill after identifying a provision that could deter investment in lucrative new leisure and casino developments. Published last month, the bill aims to encourage investment in new leisure schemes, including large casinos with a minimum live gaming area of 10,000sq ft. This could […]

Field Fisher raids Wragges for real estate lateral

Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has bolstered its real estate department with the appointment of a property finance lawyer from Wragge & Co LLP. William Greig joins Field Fisher as a partner from the London office of Wragge & Co. His arrival comes hot on the heels of the recent hires of property litigator Antony Phillips […]

Kirkland launches in Germany with CC team

Kirkland & Ellis is set to raid Clifford Chance to launch its first German office. Highly-rated private equity specialist Volker Kullman is understood to be in negotiations to join Kirkland, where he will spearhead the firm’s push into Munich. Kullman has been a partner at Clifford Chance since 1999 and was instrumental in the development […]

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