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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 […]


Litigation Writs 21/6/99

High Court action has been launched on behalf of a Crawley boy said to have suffered adverse effects following a vaccination for mumps, measles and rubella. The claim has been issued on behalf of Daniel Wakeford, through his mother Carol Wakeford, against SmithKline Beecham and SmithKline and French Laboratories, both of Brentford, Middlesex. The claim […]

Litigation Personal Injury 21/6/99

Tahseen Safdar Choudry v Hillingdon Health Authority (1999) QBD (Buckley J) 27 May 1999 Claimant: Female, new-born at date of accident; 28 years old at date of settlement. Incident: The claimant was born at the defendant’s hospital in January 1971. During the course of her delivery she was starved of oxygen and was born asphyxiated. […]

European Court in danger of overload

The President of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has warned that the most powerful court in the European Union is at risk of being overloaded with work, and has called for reforms to prevent the build-up of a large backlog of cases. Gil-Carlos Rodriguez-Iglesias warns that the court needs to respond to two changes […]

Advertising for access to justice

After the outrage expressed by the Government over the Law Society’s recent advertising campaign, Michael Mathews assesses the adverts’ impact. There is no doubt that the Law Society was right to launch the Justice Denied advertising campaign. Despite the reaction of the Lord Chancellor and some media commentators, there was no other way the society […]

Tighter regulations sought on credit

Mark Campbell, partner, Clifford Chance David Morley, managing partner, Allen & Overy John Tucker, head of banking, Linklaters & Alliance The Bank of International Settlements recently produced a new set of regulatory proposals for banks that will tighten up the rules on the amount of capital they have to hold in return for lending money. […]

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