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COVID-19 and residential tenancies in Jersey: Where are we now?

By Laura Shirreffs The States of Jersey enacted the COVID-19 (Residential Tenancy) (Temporary Amendment of Law) (Jersey) Regulations 2020 in an attempt to address the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the Island. The regulations temporarily amended certain provisions of the Residential Tenancy (Jersey) Law 2011, applying to all residential tenancies with effect from 10 […]

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 […]


Cleary calls time on its Japanese outpost

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has shut down its underperforming Tokyo office, bringing to an end the US firm’s 18-year local presence in Japan. The one partner, five fee-earner office closed officially at the end of April. All of the firm’s lawyers have left, with 56-year-old corporate partner Tsunemasa Terai retiring from Cleary to focus […]

Shoosmiths’ new head of CSR to augment pro bono offering

Shoosmiths’ new head of CSR to augment pro bono offering” />Shoosmiths has appointed personal injury unit head Judith Dorkins to head the firm’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, giving the firm a coordinated approach to pro bono work for the first time. The Northampton-based equity partner will be responsible for managing the CSR policy and […]


Property star Julian Holy lost his appeal to the High Court last week (11 May) against the Law Society’s decision to strike him off the solicitors’ roll. Holy’s holey defence Property star Julian Holy lost his appeal to the High Court last week (11 May) against the Law Society’s decision to strike him off the […]

Freshfields conflict hands Links £702m CAT deal

Linklaters has scooped the lead advisory role on British pharmaceutical giant Astra Zeneca’s £702m offer for Cambridge Antibody Technology (CAT) after Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer was conflicted out of the deal. Astra Zeneca instructed Linklaters instead of regular counsel Freshfields because the latter firm acted for Abbott Laboratories in its dispute, last year, with CAT over […]

Macfarlanes ties up Richmond deal in first mandate for Oaktree

Macfarlanes has completed its first deal for Oaktree Capital Management, advising the US private equity fund on its £182.2m acquisition of Nestlé and Treats ice-cream maker Richmond Foods. It is understood that Macfarlanes secured the mandate for the deal, Oaktree’s first public-to-private transaction in the UK, off the back of its longstanding relationship with Oaktree’s […]

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