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Combating ‘CEO’ Fraud Scams

By Peter Yapp Business Email Compromise (BEC), Email Account Compromise (EAC) or Authorized Push Payment (APP) scams (sometimes also known as “CEO fraud”) are the scourge of boardrooms around the world. If there was ever a type of fraud to engender angst, this was it. While Ransomware has got all the column inches in the […]

COVID-19 and residential tenancies in Jersey: Where are we now?

By Laura Shirreffs The States of Jersey enacted the COVID-19 (Residential Tenancy) (Temporary Amendment of Law) (Jersey) Regulations 2020 in an attempt to address the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the Island. The regulations temporarily amended certain provisions of the Residential Tenancy (Jersey) Law 2011, applying to all residential tenancies with effect from 10 […]

New Court of Appeal case a game-changer for arbitration in family law

By Sarah Green A recent Court of Appeal case has the potential to change the landscape of arbitration in family law. With the court backlog worse than ever as a result of Covid-19, out-of-court settlement options, such as Early Neutral Evaluations, Private FDRs and Arbitration are seen as increasingly attractive prospects for separating couples, who […]

Decade-long Saad litigation settled between AHAB and Grant Thornton Defendants

By Rupert Bell, Shelley White, Colette Wilkins, Andrew Gibson, Arikka Farley After over 11 years of litigation, Walkers Cayman is pleased to announce that Walkers’ clients, the Grant Thornton Defendants, have reached a confidential settlement with AHAB which results in their release from the AHAB v. Saad Investments and Others proceedings in the Cayman Islands. The proceedings […]

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City firm sidelines property to sharpen act

City firm Watson, Farley & Williams is scaling back its ambitions in property as part of an internal re-organisation designed to sharpen the focus of its core activities. It is establishing four groups comprising banking and finance, shipping, litigation and corporate. There will still be a property department dealing with financing. “But,” said senior partner […]

Appeal decision imminent

Judgment is now pending in a case in which former football star John Robertson and his ex-wife have appealed against a High Court ruling that hospital staff were not to blame for their daughter’s massive brain damage. Family Division president Sir Stephen Brown and Lords Justices Roch and Brook have said they hope to give […]

In brief: Law Society attorney guidelines

The Law Society has just published guidelines to help solicitors advise clients who want to draw up an “enduring power of attorney”, whereby clients appoint someone to manage their property and financial affairs should they become mentally incapable. The guidelines were prepared by the Law Society’s mental health and disability sub-committee in response to frequent […]

Tribunal throws out Witham Weld's appeal in unfair dismissal dispute

CHURCH and charity law firm Witham Weld has lost its appeal against an unfair dismissal claim brought by one of its secretaries. June Hedley, who worked at the Pimlico-based practice for 12 years before she was made redundant, originally won her claim against the firm two years ago when it was ordered to pay her […]

Fast-track negligence pilot takes off

A pioneering fast-track scheme aimed at making medical negligence cases fairer and quicker has been launched in Birmingham. Two leading Birmingham medical negligence firms are behind the scheme which was inspired by Lord Woolf’s civil justice inquiry. Partner Stuart Knowles and litigation manager Fiona Hawker, from the Lewington partnership, and Richard Follis, a partner at […]

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