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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 […]


Clifford Chance and Freshfields advise on MBO of Barclays private equity arm

Clifford Chance and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer won advisory roles on the management buyout of Barclays Bank’s private equity arm. Under the deal, Barclays Private Equity (BPE) is set to be spun out and renamed Equistone Partners Europe. Clifford Chance private equity head David Walker, the firm’s longstanding relationship partner for BPE, advised Equistone alongside funds […]


Camerons augments Integreon tie with HR hire

CMS Cameron McKenna has appointed a former colleague of DLA Piper senior partner Tony Angel as director of people to manage the relationship with its HR operation, which has been outsourced to Integreon. The firm said former ­Linklaters lawyer Jennifer Emery will focus on its firmwide “strategy for people”. She will be in charge of […]

David Allen Green

Law Blogs #4 – 14 November 2011

From why lawyers are dreadful to work with to “military hunks” calendars. By David Allen Green, Media Correspondent of The Lawyer Last week Louise Restell told the blogosphere why lawyers are so dreadful to work with . One fears there is a lot in this.  It is certainly the case that in most City law […]

Right direction

The most recent e-discovery practice direction has been pitched just right and should be followed as a matter of course, says Vince Neicho  A practice direction (PD) ­supplements the Civil ­Procedure Rules, providing binding direction as to the way in which each rule should be interpreted and applied in practice. So one year after ’PD31B: Disclosure […]

Michael Napier

Napier announces retirement from Irwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell chairman Michael Napier is to retire from the firm after 40 years. Napier will stand down at the end of the year when the firm will announce a non-executive chairman as his successor. Napier joined Irwin Mitchell in 1972 and spent 29 years as senior partner of the firm. He is widely credited […]

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