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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 […]

The remote trustee: Getting your house in order after the Covid-19 pandemic

By David Pytches, Monique Bhullar, Philip Paschalides, David Pytches, Clive Thomas To say 2020 has been a challenging year for many would be an understatement. The onset of COVID-19 saw significant hardships for millions of people globally and the economic impacts continue to ripple across the world’s economy, with many expecting these negative consequences to […]

How to manage virtual cross-cultural teams – Interculturality

How to manage virtual teams In our last blog, we explored why it’s important to capitalise on internal resources by designing inclusive workplaces. Inclusion often encounters resistance among those who consider it a passing HR trend and feel the voice of the diversity and inclusion (D&I) advocates is too paternalistic. But often this resistance exists because […]


CC finally ties knot with Wong

Three years of negotiations result in joint venture agreement for Clifford Chance and Singapore’s Wong partnership Clifford Chance (CC) has finally managed to seal a joint venture with Singapore firm WongPartnership, three years after it originally entered negotiations with the firm. The two firms were originally due to launch a joint venture in November 2000. […]

Baroness coughs up to Thyssen – finally

Wilberforce Chambers silk Robert Ham QC has settled his dispute with the wife of well-known industrialist Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, over non-payment of £500,000 in fees. Baroness Carmen Fernandez has now paid Ham in full for his role in the infamous Thyssen litigation. Fernandez had originally agreed to pay Ham all his fees within seven […]

Gouldens in merger talks with Jones Day

City firm confirms rumours of talks with Jones Day Reavis & Pogue Gouldens has confirmed that it has entered formal merger discussions with US firm Jones Day Reavis & Pogue. As revealed in Lawyer News Weekly earlier today, the two firms were rumoured to be in talks. Gouldens has 41 partners and reported a turnover […]

Wistrand hires Kilpatrick malcontents

Kilpatrick Stockton’s Swedish office has been decimated by the defection of four partners and two associates to rival Wistrand The split highlights the firm’s problems since its Swedish launch just over a year ago. Kilpatrick partner Torbjorn Hultsberg said the departures were due to “differences of opinion in how things should be managed”. Kilpatrick launched […]

Litigation booms in Bristol Gareth Chadwick

The widely-expected litigation boom failed to materialise in Bristol as it did elsewhere. Nevertheless, the faltering economy seems to have been a boon for local litigators With a limited industrial hinterland centred on Avonmouth and with only one or two big engineering names in the vicinity, such as Rolls Royce and BA, Bristol does not […]

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