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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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Goldsmith Bldg considers its future

Goldsmith Chambers has applied to its landlord to be the first in line to take over the lease of Robin Hay’s Goldsmith Building, the future direction of which remains in doubt following the loss of 16 tenants to Nicholas Stewart QC’s Hardwicke Building.Christine Williams, practice manager at Philip Sapsford QC’s Goldsmith Chambers, which occupies the […]

Deals summary

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) (Simon Allen) acted for English Partnerships on the sale of the Millennium Dome to the Meridian Delta consortium, advised by Clifford Chance (Iain Morpeth). Holme Roberts & Owen (Kevin Conwick), with Herbert Smith (Patrick Robinson) and Denton Wilde Sapte (Simon Levine), advised Anschutz Entertainment, which will run the 20,000-seat arena that […]

Will Ashursts' Continental push come too late to make its mark?

Ashursts has embarked on a belated hiring spree in Europe. Helen Power asks whether the firm has missed the boat Ashurst Morris Crisp is making a serious, if belated, push for the Continent. A foray into the Spanish market last November gave the firm a presence in a fifth key European jurisdiction.However, Ashursts has had […]

Lattice general counsel in shock move to Hammond Suddards

Patrick Somers has resigned from his role as general counsel of Lattice Group to join Hammond Suddards Edge’s corporate finance practice as a partner specialising in utilities The hire is a major coup for the firm in its push to exploit the utilities market and cement a relationship with newly merged Lattice and National Grid.The […]

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In the UK, lawyers and journalists regularly top polls of the most loathed professions. Lawyers tend to feel aggrieved by this, whereas we journalists masochistically revel in our villainous status. In any case, it’s an entirely luxurious position to be in, given that being either in this country does not require a great amount of […]

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