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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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Legal aid cuts are ‘taking the profession back to Dickensian times’, says No5 Chambers

No5 Chambers practice director Tony McDaid has commented following the proposed changes to legal aid and the resulting protest by nearly 100 barristers outside Birmingham Crown Court. The government plans to cut £220m from the legal aid annual budget by 2018–19, which barristers believe will destroy the criminal justice legal system. McDaid said: ‘What they […]

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A&O picks up four-lawyer team for Paris employment practice

Allen & Overy (A&O) has hired a partner from French employment boutique Flichy Grangé Avocats to head up its Paris employment and benefits team. Claire Toumieux joins the firm as a partner along with three associates. Toumieux is currently in her second two-year term as vice-chair of the European Employment Lawyers’ Association. She specialises in […]

SEC enforcement cases to increase in 2014 — four things public companies need to know

By Nicolas Morgan and Jennifer M Feldman A casual observer of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) trends could be forgiven for concluding that the SEC has lost interest in pursuing enforcement actions involving public company financial reporting violations.   But the casual observer would be mistaken. This year, the SEC is intent on bringing record numbers […]

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Twitter trolls: the existing legal framework

Recent attacks on Twitter through the legislative framework into sharp relief The proliferation of social media has seen an increasing number of individuals, businesses and celebrities alike falling foul of social media conventions.  Whilst some of these are merely embarrassing, some misuse of Twitter has criminal consequences. Recent troll attacks Take the case of Caroline […]

New year novelties in Croatian legislation

With the arrival of the new year, several legal novelties have come into force in Croatia. The most important is the new law on oil and the oil derivatives market, which stipulates that the price of fuel will now be defined by the market instead of the state. With amendments to the Consumer Credit Act, […]

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