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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 […]

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RPC stands guard over Harry Potter’s secrets

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) has sent senior associate Umayya Abu Deeb on an emergency secondment to publishing house Bloomsbury to protect the secrets of the last Harry Potter book before its launch. Defamation and IP partner David Hooper is leading the team from RPC’s City base.He said: “Not to spoil the fun for the children […]

Paris restructuring fails to dampen Freshfields’ figures

The Paris office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has posted a revenue rise of 8 per cent to hit e116m (£78.48m), despite reducing its partnership by around a quarter. Freshfields began the financial year with 41 partners, but restructuring has left the firm with 31 partners, with several equity partners moving to become consultants. Top-level work […]

Freshfields on the back foot as ex-partner paints bleak picture of pension reforms

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is fighting to maintain that its controversial pension reforms and its £55m firmwide restructuring undertaken in the past two years are two distinct policies. There have been multiple references to the so-called ‘Size and Shape’ restructuring throughout the ongoing hearing of age discrimination claims brought by former Freshfields insolvency partner Peter Bloxham […]

Clydes plots Middle East hiring spree

Clyde & Co has put the Middle East at the heart of its strategic priorities, with a plan to hire at least 40 lawyers in the region during the next financial year. The recruitment drive follows the firm’s hiring spree last year that saw it hire 32 lawyers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and […]

Keeble Hawson advises start-up financial adviser support service

Yorkshire law firm Keeble Hawson has scored a deal advising independent financial adviser (IFA) support network 2plan on its start up. Leeds-based 2plan, which will provide a back-office system for IFAs across the country, has been set up by directors Chris Smallwood and Chris Davies with life office giant Standard Life taking a minority stake. […]

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