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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 […]

How to manage virtual cross-cultural teams – Interculturality

How to manage virtual teams In our last blog, we explored why it’s important to capitalise on internal resources by designing inclusive workplaces. Inclusion often encounters resistance among those who consider it a passing HR trend and feel the voice of the diversity and inclusion (D&I) advocates is too paternalistic. But often this resistance exists because […]


In brief: LCD consultation papers on the Internet

The Lord Chancellor’s Department has issued two consultation papers on proposed procedures for clinical negligence papers and multi-party actions which build on the plans unveiled by the Lord Woolf inquiry. They are available on the LCD’s Web site at: The deadline for comments is 31 December.


Berwin Leighton acted for County Gardens in its flotation on the London Stock Exchange with a £10m rights issue underwritten by Brewin Dolphin

End for banking 'triple cocktail'

A banking law “triple cocktail” concocted some 10 years ago as a means of meeting a 1987 signpost ruling in respect of charges over bank deposits is likely to be served less regularly in future. Banking law experts say that a new House of Lords decision has just swept away “10 years of uncertainty” created […]

In brief: Wynnes swallows up Brighton practice

Twenty-one partner East Sussex firm Wynne Baxter Godfree has taken over the niche two-partner Brighton medical negligence practice Selwood Leathes Hooper. As part of the deal, Selwoods’ former senior partner Martin Costin will manage Wynnes’ Brighton office, which will be known as Wynne Baxter Godfree and Selwood Leathes Hooper.

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 18/11/97

Michael John Jervis, admitted 1970, practising at material time on own account in Leamington Spa, was fined £2,500 and ordered to pay £1,157 costs. Allegation substantiated that he failed to comply with a decision of an assistant director of the Solicitors Complaints Bureau. Tribunal was told that he failed in divorce proceedings to deal with […]

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