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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 […]

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 […]

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Sex harassers unfairly treated too

EMPLOYERS could face a rise in unfair dismissal claims from workplace sex pests if rules regarding the issue are not firmly established, employment lawyers warn. Lawyers claim harassers can also be unfairly treated and, to avoid paying out to them as well as their victims, “positive steps” need to be taken. Barnett Alexander Chart employment […]

How to meet a moving target

Jane Ahrends on the steps some law firms are taking to make arranging travel both easier and cheaper Law firms are paying increasing attention to their travel arrangements. In the process they are scrutinising their own internal organisation as well as the agents they use. While some opt to have secretaries place bookings among a […]

Video case seeks a fresh recording

Robert Lindsay reports Details of deals should be sent to the City editor, Robert Lindsay. Please include all other law firms acting on deals and the value, where possible. Freshfields acted for Nestle SA on its £715m acquisition of Spillers Petfoods from Dalgety, advised by Slaughter and May. Addleshaw Booth & Co acted for the […]

Levy leaves SJ Berwin for Olswang

S J BERWIN & Co partner Graeme Levy has deserted its high-profile corporate finance department to join Olswang. Levy handed in his notice last week, but is still with his old firm while his leaving terms are finalised. Olswang partner Caroline Kean says the London firm is very excited about the move. “He will be […]

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