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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 […]


Maples Teesdale group set for Lee & Pembertons

Lincoln’s Inn firm Maples Teesdale is facing the loss of its private client team to Lee & Pembertons The private client department accounts for around a third of the 10-partner Maples Teesdale practice, making it a core area together with commercial property and construction.The Lawyer understands that partners Ian Lane, Joan Rees and Sally Wilkins […]

Strategic weapons in risk management

Can or should strategic litigation such as Cave v Robinson Jarvis & Rolf help to manage the legal profession’s risk? The recent, much publicised House of Lords decision in Cave (The Lawyer, 29 April) restored the position on limitation periods, to the relief of solicitors and their insurers all round. On another level, the case […]

White & Case takes on Helsinki competition head

White & Case has appointed a new head of competition in its Helsinki office, expanding the firm’s competition capability in the region for the first time Ilkka Aalto-Setälä will join the firm in the autumn from leading Finnish firm Roschier Holmberg. Aalto-Setälä has been a lawyer at the Finnish Competition Authority and on the EU […]

Ex-Andersen Legal chief joins BLP

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has hired Andersen Legal’s former head of knowledge management Jonathan Mendelow Mendelow will join BLP as a consultant for a nine-month period. He played a key role in creating Andersen Legal’s know-how and precedent system and was previously a corporate partner at Nabarro Nathanson. His appointment follows BLP’s recent hire of […]

Donahue left with one office after double closure

Donahue, the Ernst & Young-tied firm in Canada, has decided to close two of its three offices By the end of the year Donahue will operate only in Toronto, having shut down its offices in Calgary and Montreal.The decision was prompted in part by the departure of a 23-lawyer energy team from its Calgary office […]

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