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CEO Blog: Supporting The Road to Recovery

Almost two months ago, just before Jersey went into its version of ‘lockdown’, I wrote a blog pointing to just how significant I thought collaboration across the industry would be in tackling the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic. I spoke about how our combined potential as a 14,000-strong workforce with broad and deep expertise could be vital […]

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.

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Making resolutions about pro bono work

One laudable new year resolution more individuals in the profession are making is that of doing pro bono work. A recent report from Lawyers in the Community (071-383 2200) says that more than 200 lawyers have been involved in its scheme of helping local charities. Over 100 voluntary organisations in 16 London boroughs have had […]

Mackay sides with fundholding

The current legal aid system will face its most serious challenge yet when, this week, the Lord Chancellor hints at his support for the “fundholders for justice” proposals. Lord Mackay will hail the demise of the demand-led legal aid fund at a seminar on access to justice staged by the Social Market Foundation (SMF). Andrew […]

In brief: Booth & Co seminar flies flag for Leeds

Leeds firm Booth & Co has joined forces with the Leeds Development Agency to mount a seminar on the future of the Leeds economy on 16 January. Chairman of the seminar, Booths joint senior partner Maurice Cowen, says: “Leeds can act as a model by marrying the future employment needs of an expanding finanical and […]

In brief: Heaps returns to Council of Tribunals

Christopher Heaps, chairman of the Law Society Adjudication and Appeals Committee, has been reappointed member of Council on Tribunals. He is a partner at Jaques & Lewis, which is merging with national law firm Eversheds. He was first appointed member of the Council on Tribunals, the independent watchdog on tribunals in England and Wales, in […]

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Quorum makes acquisition to improve service quality and broaden range

Quorum Litigation Services’ acquisition of Information Scanning Services (ISS) in Aldershot was not just a case of buying a company because it liked its service. Quorum UK director Kelvin McGregor-Alcorn says the purchasing of ISS from the Headway Technology group is part of a strategy to broaden the US group’s range of services, both to […]

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