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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 […]


Herbies scoops Lehman’s Mifid expert

Herbert Smith has hired a senior lawyer from Lehman Brothers as a non-contentious regulatory specialist for the firm’s growing financial services regulatory (FSR) practice. Patrick Buckingham is currently european regulatory counsel at Lehman. He joined Lehman in 2004 after six years at Clifford Chance, having qualified with Slaughter and May. Herbert Smith partner Martyn Hopper, […]

Treasury Solicitor demands Catalist compliance

The Treasury Solicitor has told governmental departments that they must use the new Catalist super-panel of law firms, which has extended to 48 firms with an expected legal spend of £48m over the course of its four-year lifespan. As first revealed by The Lawyer (4 June), the magic circle and the City’s largest firms […]

Stones’ figures on the up after rejig

South West firm Stones Solicitors’ year of reorganisation, during which it closed its under-performing Sidmouth office, saw its turnover inch up by £100,000 to £7.9m. Stones’ five other offices in the South West all experienced steady growth, while its niche travel and commercial property groups saw revenue shoot up. In November the firm rejigged its […]

Norton Rose beats A&O to advise UK-Netherlands electricity tie-up

Norton Rose has scooped the advisory role for a multimillion-pound tie-up between the UK’s National Grid and Dutch electricity supplier TenneT. The deal, which will need an investment of e600m (£406.69m), will see BritNed Development construct a new interconnector between the National Grid and TenneT. The 260km subsea link will provide energy to the UK […]

RJW goes all out for post-Clementi campaign

Russell Jones & Walker (RJW) is heralding the relaunch of its Claims Direct business by spending £5m on an advertising campaign that will include daytime television commercials. The firm, which is seeking to reposition itself for the post-Clementi era, will launch the campaign next week with a series of commercials that include the slogan ‘Claims […]

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