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New Court of Appeal case a game-changer for arbitration in family law

By Sarah Green A recent Court of Appeal case has the potential to change the landscape of arbitration in family law. With the court backlog worse than ever as a result of Covid-19, out-of-court settlement options, such as Early Neutral Evaluations, Private FDRs and Arbitration are seen as increasingly attractive prospects for separating couples, who […]

Decade-long Saad litigation settled between AHAB and Grant Thornton Defendants

By Rupert Bell, Shelley White, Colette Wilkins, Andrew Gibson, Arikka Farley After over 11 years of litigation, Walkers Cayman is pleased to announce that Walkers’ clients, the Grant Thornton Defendants, have reached a confidential settlement with AHAB which results in their release from the AHAB v. Saad Investments and Others proceedings in the Cayman Islands. The proceedings […]

The remote trustee: Getting your house in order after the Covid-19 pandemic

By David Pytches, Monique Bhullar, Philip Paschalides, David Pytches, Clive Thomas To say 2020 has been a challenging year for many would be an understatement. The onset of COVID-19 saw significant hardships for millions of people globally and the economic impacts continue to ripple across the world’s economy, with many expecting these negative consequences to […]

How to manage virtual cross-cultural teams – Interculturality

How to manage virtual teams In our last blog, we explored why it’s important to capitalise on internal resources by designing inclusive workplaces. Inclusion often encounters resistance among those who consider it a passing HR trend and feel the voice of the diversity and inclusion (D&I) advocates is too paternalistic. But often this resistance exists because […]


NTL/Travers Smith Braithwaite: Best business buddies

Ntl/Travers Smith Braithwaite Travers Smith Braithwaite and NTL Pinsent Curtis and the Solicitors’ Indemnity Fund (SIF now defunct) Reynolds Porter Chamberlain and Daily Mail & General Trust Memery Crystal and corporate finance house Seymour Pierce Simmons & Simmons and Railtrack Lee Crowder and 3i (relationship now defunct) Denton Wilde Sapte and NatWest Clifford Chance and […]

Silicon Valley heavyweight opens in North Virginia

The Palo Alto-based firm is world renowned for its high-tech expertise and will be well placed to take advantage of the technological business which is currently escalating in North Virginia region. The firm is also hoping to get a piece of the increasing number of securities suits presently being filed in the region. Corporate and […]

Temple and Lincoln's Inn sets to merge

From February 2000, Lord Neill of Bladen QC – currently joint head of Temple-based chambers One Hare Court – will lead the new 44-strong set. The new chambers – which will be called Serle Court – will be based at 6 New Square, Lincoln’s Inn. Lord Neill says: “This is a unique move. Never before […]

SSL International

SSL International acquires worldwide brand rights to the Hibi antiseptic product range from AstraZeneca for £46m. SSL advised by Kuit Steinart Levy (Colin Hoffman). AstraZeneca represented by its in-house legal team.

Haarmaan Hemmelrath opens in London

Haarmaan is currently refusing to name the four UK lawyers due to “existing contractual obligations” but says all are drawn from “leading UK firms or Chambers”. The new London office will concentrate on company law, M&A work, capital market law, financial services and tax. Wilhelm Haarmaan, one of Haarmaan’s founding partners, says: “We are continuing […]

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