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Guernsey’s new ILS hybrid – getting even closer to the risk

Carey Olsen partner Christopher Anderson recently introduced the concept of a hybrid vehicle for use in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) industry. Here, he explains how and why he came up with the idea of the world’s first ILS hybrid. As is often said, the best ideas are always the simplest. That is reassuringly accurate for […]

Fracking, protestors and injunctions against ‘persons unknown’: Court of Appeal offers guidance amid controversial context

By David Manda, Ruth Ormrod In the recent case of Boyd v Ineos Upstream, a hotly anticipated appeal involving fracking protestors, the Court of Appeal has provided guidance on the highly topical subject of bringing injunctions against ‘persons unknown’.  Walker Morris’ specialist Real Estate Litigators David Manda and Ruth Ormrod explain and offer some practical advice.

Employment legislation update – May 2019

By David Smedley, Andrew Rayment, Shakeel Dad The last few months have seen many announcements in relation to changes expected in the employment law arena. With new information being received almost weekly, our legislation update sets out the changes in chronological order and highlights the headline points together with the proposed or confirmed implementation dates.

Case Law Update – May 2019

Nosworthy v Instinctif Partners Ltd UKEAT/0100/18 – ‘Bad leaver’ provision requiring forfeiture of shares and loan notes was not unlawful In this case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a bad leaver provision forcing an employee to give up her shareholding if she resigned was not an ‘unconscionable bargain’. Nor was it void as […]

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CC’s Cornell warns lockstep must become more flexible

Clifford Chance managing partner Peter Cornell will issue a stern warning to partners at this week’s annual meeting that failure to amend the firm’s strict lockstep would be tantamount to closing offices. The Lawyer can reveal that remuneration and the lockstep review are not formal agenda items at the Paris conference on 4-5 March, although […]

J Sainsbury’s legal takes the strain over product recall

J Sainsbury’s in-house legal department is playing a key role in steering the FTSE 100 retailer through the biggest product recall in UK retail history. Jillian Hardwicke, a senior product law adviser at Sainsbury’s, is handling all the legal issues arising out of the recall of products containing the colouring known as Sudan 1. Hardwicke […]

Stibbe partner relocates to London to head City arm

Herbert Smith’s Dutch alliance firm Stibbe is relocating corporate and capital markets partner Derk Lemstra to London to head up the firm’s City arm. Lemstra, who is due to move to London in the summer, will replace the current resident partner of Stibbe’s London office Gerhardt Vels. Lemstra’s appointment coincides with Herbert Smith’s plans to […]

Deals round-up

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary (Jim Lavery, Natalie Town) advised Baring English Growth Fund on the management buyout of UK-based computer manufacturer Stone Computers for £20m. Stone Computers advised by Pinsent Masons. Berwin Leighton Paisner (Antony Grossman, Victoria Sawyer) advised BAA on its agreement with Morley Fund Management to form a property joint venture, the […]

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