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New Court of Appeal case a game-changer for arbitration in family law

By Sarah Green A recent Court of Appeal case has the potential to change the landscape of arbitration in family law. With the court backlog worse than ever as a result of Covid-19, out-of-court settlement options, such as Early Neutral Evaluations, Private FDRs and Arbitration are seen as increasingly attractive prospects for separating couples, who […]

Decade-long Saad litigation settled between AHAB and Grant Thornton Defendants

By Rupert Bell, Shelley White, Colette Wilkins, Andrew Gibson, Arikka Farley After over 11 years of litigation, Walkers Cayman is pleased to announce that Walkers’ clients, the Grant Thornton Defendants, have reached a confidential settlement with AHAB which results in their release from the AHAB v. Saad Investments and Others proceedings in the Cayman Islands. The proceedings […]

The remote trustee: Getting your house in order after the Covid-19 pandemic

By David Pytches, Monique Bhullar, Philip Paschalides, David Pytches, Clive Thomas To say 2020 has been a challenging year for many would be an understatement. The onset of COVID-19 saw significant hardships for millions of people globally and the economic impacts continue to ripple across the world’s economy, with many expecting these negative consequences to […]

How to manage virtual cross-cultural teams – Interculturality

How to manage virtual teams In our last blog, we explored why it’s important to capitalise on internal resources by designing inclusive workplaces. Inclusion often encounters resistance among those who consider it a passing HR trend and feel the voice of the diversity and inclusion (D&I) advocates is too paternalistic. But often this resistance exists because […]

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Offshore giant launches in Mauritius

ApplebyHunter Bailhache has lauched an office in Mauritius, the firm’s fifth offshore location. The two-partner outpost is expected to focus primarily on African and Asian-focused funds, with India a particular target. Mauritius, a member of the WTO, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), is also […]

BLG, Farrers victory deals hammerblow to AIDB

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) and Farrer & Co have brought the effectiveness of an independent disciplinary body for accountants into question after successfully defending against its first attempted prosecution. The firms are awaiting a determination on costs, which if successful would be a landmark achievement and jeopardise the future of the tribunal established to […]

Debt of latitude

Many in the industry would argue that the UK would do well to look to the US insolvency system with regard to debtor liability. Nick Segal highlights the issues

400 lawyers vote against Govt legal aid reform

Opposition to legal aid reforms grew today as 400 solicitors at a Law Society special general meeting unanimously voted to resist the Government’s proposals. The stark warning to the Government comes just hours before Law Society vice president Andrew Holroyd and chief executive Desmond Hudson give oral evidence on the reforms to the Constitutional Affairs […]

Chinese puzzles

M&A transactions in China have a few more layers then practitioners in the West are used to. Franki Cheung and Erik Leyssens report

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