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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 […]


Firm profile: Judge & Priestley

Last year Judges brought in sweeping changes to the way it operates its business. Managing partner: Steve TaylorTurnover: £4.5mTotal number of partners: NineTotal number of fee-earners: 50Main practice areas: Commercial property, conveyancing, debt recovery, litigation, personal injury, wills and probateKey clients: British Gas, Norwich Union, ADT Fire & Security, London Borough of Lambeth, London Borough […]


Lester Aldridge has appointed Brett Martelli as a solicitor in the Southampton insolvency team. He joins from the London Borough of Havering. Lester Aldridge has appointed Brett Martelli as a solicitor in the Southampton insolvency team. He joins from the London Borough of Havering. Black Country firm George Green has promoted David Lucas to the […]

CC raises NQ salaries to catch up with magic circle rivals

Clifford Chance has followed the lead of the other magic circle firms by raising salaries for newly qualified lawyers to £55,000. Clifford Chance is the last of the magic circle firms to announce its salary increase for the 2006-07 year. Newly qualified lawyers salaries have risen from £51,000 to £55,00, an increase of almost eight […]

Ex-Lastminute in-houser joins ‘virtual law firm’

The former legal director of David Hickson (left) has joined The Legal Desk, which describes itself as a “new virtual law firm”. Hickson was’s lawyer for five years. He said he was attracted by the firm’s technology-led delivery of advice and the strategy of only recruiting former in-house lawyers. The Legal Desk was […]

eBay escapes injunction after $35m patent dispute

The Supreme Court has unanimously set aside judgment in favour of eBay in its patent dispute with MercExchange, which may make it harder for claimants to win permanent injunctions against patent infringers. The dispute began in 2001, when MercExchange sued eBay for infringing its software patent over the “Buy it Now” feature, which gives customers […]

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