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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 […]


Brum puts £5m panel out to tender

Birmingham City ­Council, the largest local authority in the UK, is set to launch a panel review to revamp its roster of 21 firms. Birmingham ;City ­Council, the largest local authority in the UK, is set to launch a panel review to revamp its roster of 21 firms. The move will see a host of national […]

Higgs & Sons

Position: 181 =%Firm: Higgs & Sons Turnover: … Position: 181 =%Firm: Higgs & Sons Turnover: £8.4mRevenue per fee-earner: £133KRevenue per lawyer: £165KRevenue per partner: £350KTotal number of fee-earners: 63Total number of qualified partners: 51Total number of partners: 24Total number of female partners: 5Total number of staff: 145

Eversheds hires Heller chief for Hong Kong

Eversheds hires Heller chief for Hong Kong” />Eversheds has recruited Heller Ehrman Asia chief Nick Seddon to launch an office in Hong Kong. Seddon, who starts at Eversheds next week (1 October), leaves Heller just seven months after joining the firm from DLA Piper where he also headed the Asia practice. Seddon will spearhead the […]

Wall St woes: the heat and the cool

It isn’t just financial institutions that are feeling the heat on Wall Street this week. The collapse of Lehman, the acquisition of Merrill Lynch and the effective nationalisation of AIG has left dozens of lawyers facing life without their once lucrative client relationships. Lehman certainly used to be a big deal for Cadwalader Wickersham & […]

Commercial & chancery

The Commercial and Chancery arena is in for a busy new term, with two of the biggest cases for this year starting in the courts – the Buncefield litigation and Tajik Aluminium. Meanwhile, the British legal contingent is also busy offshore as it hopes to put an end to one of the world’s longest-running cases, […]

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