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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 […]

Leading businesses sign up for ethnicity pay gap reporting pledge

By David Smedley, Andrew Rayment, Shakeel Dad In October 2018, the Government launched a consultation into whether mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting should be introduced along the same lines as gender pay gap reporting and with the same, 250-employee, threshold. As we await the Government’s response to that consultation, 15 prominent UK businesses have signed […]

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Charles Russell posts boom figures

Charles Russell has achieved an 18 per cent increase in turnover on last year, with average profits per equity partner up by 25 per cent Its turnover was £35.6m in 2000 compared with £30m in 1999, as reported in The Lawyer 100 Survey.Equity partners made an average of £250,000 profit this year, an increase on […]

US firms keep power at home

Only 20 per cent of the top US firms in London give their UK-qualified partners roles on their global executive, according to a survey by The Lawyer Just nine out of the 25 firms questioned had London-based partners on their most senior strategic committee, and of those nine, only five were UK-qualified.The most influential UK […]

Corporate joy for Fladgates

For the first time in Fladgate Fielder’s 200-year history, the corporate department has outperformed its flagship property team An increase of M&A and blue-book work helped bring £6.7m into the corporate department compared with property’s £6.6m. Other areas that helped increase the firm’s income to more than £15m, 26 per cent up on last year, […]

A&O acts for UBS Warburg on Sainsbury securitisation

Allen & Overy (A&O) has advised UBS Warburg as the lead manager on British Land Company’s £575m securitisation of J Sainsbury’s supermarkets. The deal comes on the back of British Land’s prestigious Broadgate office development in the City, launched in April 1999. In that transaction, A&O advised Morgan Stanley as the lead arranger.The firm’s relationship […]

Camerons hikes telecoms group with Nortel capture

CMS Cameron McKenna has scored a major coup with the hire of Nortel Networks’ general counsel to its technology group David Roberts joins at the beginning of August and will head the firm’s telecoms team, part of the CMS Technologies Practice Group. He has held his position at Nortel, the global manufacturer and supplier of […]

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