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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 […]


Jones Day Milan in raid for A&O partner

Jones Day Milan in raid for A&O partner” />In a bid to ramp up its real estate and corporate capabilities in Italy, Jones Day has hired Allen & Overy (A&O) partner Marini Giovanni from the magic circle firm’s Milan office. Giovanni brings a number of ongoing deals to Jones Day, including transactions for key client […]

Separated at birth

They not only share names (well, almost), but Mishcon de Reya supremo Kevin Gold and weirdo Hollywood blockbuster science geek Jeff Goldblum appear to both be renting space in the same face. Gold has just overseen a radical equity partner-slashing programme at Mishcons that has seen average profits per partner skyrocket. Goldblum has been the […]

Legal Widow

The Lawyer had a big London project to close, and a great big expenses package to go with it, so he brought the whole family down and put us up in a hotel over Easter. This way he answers the constant whine of “You never take us to London!” and “Sophie’s been on the London […]

Coca-Cola general counsel quits

Coca-Cola’s general counsel and corporate secretary Deval Patrick has quit the drinks giant. Patrick’s resignation coincides with investigations by the Securities Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice into claims that Coca-Cola inflated profits by shipping excessive soft drink syrup to bottlers in Japan. However, a Coca-Cola spokesperson denied that the two were linked and […]

For the record…

WILLIAM OLIVERIn last week’s report on Pinsents’ banking lateral hire, we got the name of the lawyer wrong: he is William Oliver, not Oliver Jones. LANE & PARTNERSIn an 8 March article on the Robin Symes litigation, it was stated that Lane & Partners acted for the Greek Michailidis family. The firm is acting for […]

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