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Slowly getting to grips with unjust enrichment and Jersey’s legal hot potatoes (CMC v Forster)

By Nic Journeaux Private Client analysis: This long-running fraud case illustrates the difficult task that the Channel Island courts sometimes have in comparing and distinguishing between developed principles of English law and foundational elements of the customary law of the islands which borrow from French and other civilian law jurisdictions. It tackles two ‘hot potatoes’ […]

Anti-Bartlett clauses – Normal service resumed…

By Jennifer Fox, Rebecca Findlay Introduction Those in the private wealth and trusts industry will be well aware of ‘Anti-Bartlett clauses’ in trust deeds. Such clauses are drafted to exclude the duty of a trustee to supervise or intervene in the business affairs of companies in which the trust holds shares. The first instance decision […]

The ‘good old’ internal market order: The industrial and economic agenda of the von der Leyen commission and what businesses in central and eastern Europe can expect

By Dessislava Fessenko The new European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen took office on 2 December. Among the challenges it faces is the daunting task of restoring Europe’s competitiveness and economic prowess by completing the full integration of its internal market and strengthening Europe’s industrial and technology base. How Thierry Breton, the new […]

A whirlwind review: Ontario court of appeal employment cases 2018 – 2019

By P.A. Neena Gupta The Ontario Court of Appeal has a well-earned reputation of being an extremely hard-working and prolific court. The last 12 months have been no exception. This review highlights the decisions that have emphasized or even shifted key principles of employment law. 1. There is a difference between an individual’s rights as […]

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Party plans raft of legal reforms

A MAJOR Liberal Democrat policy paper on legal reform is to be unveiled at the House of Commons next week. The paper, to be called Access to Justice, will provide a benchmark for lawyers ass-essing the different approach of the three major parties to law reform. It has been produced by the Liberal Democrat Lawyers […]

Couderts in mass recruitment drive

COUDERT Brothers will introduce 80 new attorneys to its US practice next month if current merger talks with intellectual property lawyers are successful. Chair of the firm’s executive committee Anthony Williams last week confirmed Couderts was planning to strengthen its IP practice through acquisitions in New York, Washington and Los Angeles. New York, the base […]

Thornton gets all clear from Mackay

The furore surrounding Judge Anthony Thornton QC looked set to rumble on this week despite Lord Mackay giving him the all clear to resume judicial duties. Lord Mackay backed Thornton last week after meeting him to discuss newspaper allegations about his personal life. The Lord Chancellor accepted the judge’s denial that he had smoked illegal […]

Eager for business

India’s liberalisation policy has put the economy back on the path to recovery. The bureaucratic constraints, which denied India growth and prosperity ended as the government introduced a series of economic reforms in 1991. The macro-economic indicators prove the point, indicating improved export performance, a stable currency and declining interest rates. The manufacturing sector and […]

In brief: Ex-IBA director sets up pro bono award

Former International Bar Association executive director Madeleine May, who resigned her post at the end of 1994 after more than 15 years in the role, has established a new award for excellence in pro bono work. May made an announcement at a formal dinner given in her honour at the opening of the IBA conference. […]

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