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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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The Lawyer Inquiry: Ross Wellman

Ross Wellman is a senior solicitor in the property department of Davies Wallis Foyster’s Manchester office. Born in Salisbury in 1959, he now lives in Macclesfield. What was your first job? Self-employed, selling reject tennis balls and foreign coins at school. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? £4,250. What would you have […]

MOD ban on gays may be resolved in European Court

THE GOVERNMENT’S decision to continue the ban on homosexuality in the armed forces looks set to cause a clash between it and the European Court of Human Rights. The decision by the Ministry of Defence is expected to be announced later this month when the internal review of the policy is made public. The report […]

MMC police duties plan goes on hold

THE GOVERNMENT is deferring for a year its controversial plan to transfer enforcement of fines and other court orders from police to Magistrates Court Committees (MCCs). The transfer proposal triggered a legal action against the Government late last year. The Magistrates Association (MA) says it was told by the Lord Chancellor’s Department that Lord Mackay […]

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Life as a high flier

How many lawyers can you fit into a jumbo jet? The answer depends on who is paying the bill. If the firm’s client is footing the bill for a long-haul flight, the lawyers will usually travel business class or the equivalent, never first class or Concorde, unless, perhaps, the client is British Airways. The reasoning […]

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