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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 […]

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Top-tier US firms mull associate pay freezes

The US legal market is divided, with top-tier firms split on whether to freeze associate pay in response to the worsening economic conditions. After Latham & Watkins announced in December that it would be holding associate salaries at 2008 levels, DLA Piper and Orrick ;Herrington ;& ­Sutcliffe among others ­followed suit, with salaries remaining ;at […]

CC warns partners: profits will plummet by a third

Slump will see plateau partners’ payout fall below £1m for the first time in two years. Clifford Chance partners are bracing themselves for a 30 per cent drop in profitability this financial year, with plateau partners expected to pocket around £900,000 each. Last year the top of lockstep payment was £1.32m. The last time plateau […]

Why is Northern Rock like a truffle?

13:37Grabiner wasted no time in rubbishing the arguments put forward by shareholders, but – perhaps in deference to the aggrieved Geordies in court – he was not his usual flamboyant self. 16-January-2009, 13:37 Grabiner wasted no time in rubbishing all the arguments put forward by shareholders large and small, but – perhaps in deference to […]

Simmons bulks up Middle East offering with two more partners

Simmons & Simmons has continued to invest in its Middle East practice by sending two finance ­partners to Dubai, including Philip Abbott, who will head the regional finance team. Simmons & Simmons has continued to invest in its Middle ;East ;practice by sending two finance ­partners to Dubai, including Philip Abbott, who will head the regional finance […]

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Lovells unveils bribery/corruption division

Lovells has set up a taskforce to ­handle cases of bribery and corruption. Lovells has set up a taskforce to ­handle cases of bribery and corruption. The team will be made up of dispute resolution partners who will be the first point of contact for clients, offering advice on best practice and risk ­management. The […]

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