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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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Law Society welcomes Labour's CCT vow

Helen Sage reports Local government lawyers have breathed a sigh of relief over the Labour party’s promise to abolish compulsory competitive tendering (CCT) but say the replacement Best Value scheme will still be a severe test for any legal department. Speaking after the launch of the Labour Party’s Road to the Manifesto campaign earlier this […]

In brief: Isle of Man wins limited liability law race

The Isle of Man has beaten Jersey to the statute books with a limited liability law aimed at attracting professional partnerships. Its Limited Liability Companies Act was granted Royal Assent on 7 July, while Jersey’s law allowing limited partnerships is not expected to become law until the end of this year. The Act allows the […]

Trade marks move

Baker & McKenzie’s London trade marks unit has a new head, Roger Moore, the former head of trade marks at UK company Allied Domecq. Moore, who is qualified as a trade marks attorney but not as a solicitor, will head the group of three paralegals responsible for trade marks legislation. He replaces Margorie Goux who […]

A meeting of minds

When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. When you have the law on your side, argue the law. When you have neither, holler.” This advice to the aspiring advocate, said to be current among Tennessee attornies, is probably not the sort of advice English barristers go to the American Bar Association […]

Eversheds snatches deal from Dibbs

DIBB Lupton Broomhead’s major client Du Pont has defected to Eversheds in a deal worth hundreds of thousands of pounds to the firm. The Swiss chemical giant, which had paid several UK law firms to advise on environmental, employment and corporate law, held a beauty parade to choose a new principal legal advisor in March. […]

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