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Roberts case – a summary

The name of this case may seem familiar; perhaps too familiar given the time it usually takes for matters to proceed through our court system. However, you’d be right. This is the third preliminary issue in the matter of Harry Roberts (a minor and a protected party by his mother and litigation friend Mrs Lauren […]

Covid-19: Duties of Guernsey directors

As companies continue to adjust to operating under the various regimes put in place by both the States of Guernsey and governments globally in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and even now look forward to how and when restrictions may be eased, the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (the GFSC) has issued guidance on matters they believe directors should give particular regard to when undertaking their role.

Retrospective submission of a contract of sale

On 8 May, 2020, the Supreme Court of Cyprus delivered its much-awaited judgement in the context of the appeal 68/19 (Appeal), granting leave for the submission of an application for the issuance of a Certiorari, a prerogative writ.

Covid-19 litigation update

New Practice Direction 51ZA Extension of Time Limits and Clarification of PD51Y Almost three weeks ago saw the publication of the 118th Practice Direction Update to the Civil Procedure Rules. This new practice direction, namely practice Direction 51ZA, sought to revise the usual procedures for the extension of time limits and to provide clarification on […]

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Ups and downs

The magic circle’s greatest rivals – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters – may have reacted to the credit crunch in very different ways, but they have been similarly pessimistic in the annual promotions round. Linklaters, which is in the midst of its New World review of its size and shape, has made up 18 new […]

Promotions table

Clifford Chance and A&O may have postponed their partnership appointments because of their respective restructures, but elsewhere the season is full swing. FIRM Number of promotions 2009 (UK in brackets) Number of promotions 2008 (UK in brackets) Ashurst 10 (5) 17 (8) Berwin Leighton Paisner 7 (7) 5 (5) Bird & Bird 4 (0) 14 […]

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Brick Court scoops Lord Hoffmann as door tenant

Retiring law lord Lord Hoffmann is to join Brick Court Chambers as a door tenant. Lord Hoffman Hoffman, who is due to retire from the House of Lords later this month, will join the set as an arbitrator and will also look at mediation work. Brick Court senior clerk Ian Moyler said: “We’re very happy. […]

City Lawyers Soc slams LSB for shunning review

The City of London Law Society (CLLS) has urged the Legal Services Board (LSB) to acknowledge ­corporate clients in its ­regulatory agenda. The call came after the LSB, which will overarch the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Law Society when it comes into force in January, ­published its first business plan, in which it pledged to make the regulation […]

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