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Commercial surrogacy is undoubtedly a head of loss

The Supreme Court in Whittington Hospital NHS Trust v XX [2020] UKSC 14 has upheld the Court of Appeal’s decision to award damages for Californian commercial surrogacy to an infertile British claimant. Such an award of damages is the first of its kind in the fields of personal injury and clinical negligence.

CEO Blog: Supporting The Road to Recovery

Almost two months ago, just before Jersey went into its version of ‘lockdown’, I wrote a blog pointing to just how significant I thought collaboration across the industry would be in tackling the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic. I spoke about how our combined potential as a 14,000-strong workforce with broad and deep expertise could be vital […]

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.


Akzo bags new GC

Dutch chemicals company Akzo Nobel has hired a new chief lawyer from energy company NUON, following the retirement of general counsel Jan Eijsbouts. Jan Karel van der Staay was general counsel at NUON and will join Akzo Nobel in April, taking over from Eijsbouts in June. Eijsbouts spent eight years of his 18-year career at […]

Clydes touts for footy shirt scam victims

Lean times at Clyde & Co, or just boring ones? The firm placed ads in the Manchester Evening News to club together enough Manchester United and England fans for a class action to be taken to the Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT) against football shirt retailers. Should Clydes be successful in signing up enough new punters, […]

Anderson Strathern wins key role on Crown Estate panel

Scottish firm Anderson Strathern has been reappointed to advise The Crown Estate on its Scottish portfolio on a three-year mandate, after surviving a competitive tender review. The Scottish portfolio includes the seabed around the Scottish coastline and much of the foreshore, rural estates throughout Scotland, including Glenlivet in Moray and Applegirth in Dumfries, and commercial […]

Norton Rose partner quits for Threadneedle GC role

Norton Rose dispute resolution partner Philip Reed has quit the firm to join Threadneedle Investments, the UK’s fourth largest retail investment funds manager, as general counsel. The general counsel position is a newly created role for the company that will have board influence and will oversee the combined legal and compliance functions, a total in-house […]

CC partner quits law for LXB position

Clifford Chance real estate partner Richard Margree has quit the partnership, and the law, to take up a business opportunity with a client. Margree, a partner in Clifford Chance’s real estate funds and investment banking group, is joining LXB, the property investment and management group. Margree first worked with LXB as an associate at Clifford […]

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