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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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In brief: Land rules simplified and updated

The Lord Chancellor has introduced rules amending and consolidating the Lands Tribunal Rules 1975, following consultation with the Council on Tribunals. The changes will update the language of the rules and simplify procedures. They include: a simplified way of disposing with small cases quickly and cheaply, simplification of the procedure for deciding cases without a […]

Merged firms split after 29-day honeymoon

TWO Manchester firms have demerged in a dramatic split which came just 29 days after they originally joined forces. Donn & Co said it instigated the demerger with Philip Conn & Co after taking counsel’s advice on details that emerged after the merger had taken place. But in a statement, Philip Conn & Co said […]

Tax planning. Conquering the dragon of tax law

It seems that many partners have not yet fully appreciated the effect and potential impact of overlap relief, especially on younger members of a partnership. To some, it is perhaps difficult to understand why a relief can present a problem at all, while others are put off taking action by the complexity of the legislation. […]

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