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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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In brief: DJ Freeman attracts property specialist

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Expert sceptical of repressed memories

John Malpas reports CLAIMS that the repressed childhood memories of sexual abuse victims can be “recovered” by psychotherapists are not backed by science. That was the message delivered to the Family Law Bar Association’s annual conference earlier this month by chartered clinical and forensic psychologist Bryan Tully, one of a number of speakers to address […]

Lords take a shine to patent

An appeal by Biogen in its battle with Medeva over genetic engineering patents involving treatment for Hepatitis B virus is now in the list of pending cases before the Lords. Questions of inventiveness, disclosure and the extent to which a patent needs to be looked at as a whole will be considered.

Law reform. Holding the key to judicial reform

No one involved in the litigation process can dispute the catalogue of ills Lord Woolf lists in his interim Access to justice report which has brought attention to the problems of delay and expense he is trying to address. His prescription is, of course, a greater measure of judicial and court control. But my concern […]

In brief: Lace Mawer MP signs up to Halliwells

Stewart Harper, managing partner of Manchester firm Lace Mawer, is joining one of the city’s major commercial law firms. The senior litigation partner, pictured on the left, will join Halliwells insurance litigation department as a partner later this year. Halliwells senior partner Roger Lancaster, pictured right, said there was fierce competition for Harper from other […]

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