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Guernsey’s new ILS hybrid – getting even closer to the risk

Carey Olsen partner Christopher Anderson recently introduced the concept of a hybrid vehicle for use in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) industry. Here, he explains how and why he came up with the idea of the world’s first ILS hybrid. As is often said, the best ideas are always the simplest. That is reassuringly accurate for […]

Fracking, protestors and injunctions against ‘persons unknown’: Court of Appeal offers guidance amid controversial context

By David Manda, Ruth Ormrod In the recent case of Boyd v Ineos Upstream, a hotly anticipated appeal involving fracking protestors, the Court of Appeal has provided guidance on the highly topical subject of bringing injunctions against ‘persons unknown’.  Walker Morris’ specialist Real Estate Litigators David Manda and Ruth Ormrod explain and offer some practical advice.

Employment legislation update – May 2019

By David Smedley, Andrew Rayment, Shakeel Dad The last few months have seen many announcements in relation to changes expected in the employment law arena. With new information being received almost weekly, our legislation update sets out the changes in chronological order and highlights the headline points together with the proposed or confirmed implementation dates.

Case Law Update – May 2019

Nosworthy v Instinctif Partners Ltd UKEAT/0100/18 – ‘Bad leaver’ provision requiring forfeiture of shares and loan notes was not unlawful In this case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a bad leaver provision forcing an employee to give up her shareholding if she resigned was not an ‘unconscionable bargain’. Nor was it void as […]

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US indictment threatens legal network as key members poised to sever links The Andersen Legal network is in danger of collapsing following the US Department of Justice (DoJ) indictment of Andersen LLP on obstruction of justice charges. One key member is close to pulling out of the network and others are considering whether to do […]

BA names new legal director

BA has named Stephen Walsh’s replacement within its legal department Maria Da Cunha is already a lawyer with BA and will take over as legal director on 1 April. Her ambit includes responsibility for external legal advisers.Da Cunha trained as a barrister but later joined Lovells as a corporate lawyer. She left for Lloyd’s of […]

Keeping the faith

Among the stormy seas of recent corporate events, the ‘good faith’ section of the Marine Insurance Act 1906 has been making waves of its own. Joanna Goldsworthy reports Commercial events of 2001 were dominated by several high-profile corporate collapses, including Railtrack, Equitable Life, Independent Insurance and, most spectacularly of all, Enron.The issues raised by these […]

Robert Muckle rejigs management

Robert Muckle has undertaken a management reshuffle Current managing partner Ian Gilthorpe and senior partner Hugh Welch will swap roles from the beginning of April following an uncontested vote. Welch has been the North East firm’s senior partner since 1997. He will assume the managing partner role of a fixed five-year term. Gilthorpe had been […]

Norton Rose has Georgia on its mind for arbitration

The former Soviet republic of Georgia may become an international arbitration centre to sit alongside London, Paris, Stockholm and the US if a collaborative project involving Norton Rose goes ahead Arbitrations currently take place in Georgia but are subject to rules governed in the main by the International Chamber of Commerce, the American Arbitration Association, […]

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