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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 […]


James Rees says preventing squatting is easier than cure.

James Rees is an assistant in the property litigation team at Denton Hall. Over the Christmas period landlords have particular problems with squatters in or on commercial property. Gypsies or new age travellers occupy open land and squatters take over empty retail premises to do their own Christmas trading. Squatters can affect trade, damage property, […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 17/12/96

Proceedings on assignments of choses in action Barclays Bank PLC v Kent County Council (1996) Ch.D (Sir Peter Webster) Summary: Issue as to when interest ran on costs awards made in the Lands Tribunal. On 25 January 1983 the defendant council made a compulsory purchase order in respect of land owned by a Mr Bachelor […]

Firm issues guide to life under Labour

Clifford Chance has become what is believed to be the first law firm to draw up a guide for its clients on what life under a Labour government might be like. Entitled New Labour, New Government? it has been compiled by the firm’s public policy group headed by Richard Thomas, who was appointed from the […]

Council has a hand in fingerprint system

Lawyers at Hampshire County Council are celebrating their role in the establishment of a national automatic fingerprint recognition system for the police. Principal solicitor Ted Mason and his team helped secure a deal with North American Morpho Systems to supply the system, which will be used by 33 of the 43 police authorities in England […]

Altheimer & Gray's taste of eastern promise

On June 26, Chicago-based law firm Altheimer & Gray opened its doors in the ancient Chinese city of Shanghai. It is yet another example of the firm’s continuing commitment to emerging markets. One of Chicago’s largest firms, Altheimer & Gray, founded in 1915, is noted domestically for its work in mergers and acquisitions, property development […]

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