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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 […]

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Ashurst goes on a diet

For a while there it looked like Ashurst would get away with just the fallout from its war on real estate and energy. The perception that senior management considered anything other than corporate and finance as peripheral was reinforced when the firm shifted six real estate partners and three in energy, transport and infrastructure down […]

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Pinsent Masons partner joins Squire Sanders Hammonds as outsourcing head

Squire Sanders Hammonds has hired an IT and outsourcing specialist from Pinsent Masons to head its global outsourcing team. Garfield Smith joined Squire Sanders at the beginning of October as a partner and global head of the firm’s outsourcing and procurement team. His role will be to bring focus to the firm’s existing capabilities, working […]

Line manager: Claudia Junker, Deutsche Telekom

Claudia Junker, general counsel at Deutsche Telekom, moved from private practice to take up her role a year ago, seeing it as a chance to broaden her horizons. Just over a year ago Claudia Junker was all set to work out the rest of her career in the German offices of Ashurst, where she was an equity […]

Freeth Cartwright unveils plans for post-LSA Birmingham growth

Freeth Cartwright’s Birmingham practice is set to move into a space three times larger than its current office as the firm continues to expand in response to the Legal Services Act. The Nottingham-headquartered firm has signed the lease on new, bigger offices on Bennetts Hill in Birmingham, with the expectation that it will make the […]

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