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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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Milbank Tweed partner to chair SEC board

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy partner William Webster has landed the role of chair on the new Securities and Exchange Commission’s Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Webster, a former FBI and CIA director, had the support of the three Republican members of the five-member commission that voted on the appointment, all of whom have had […]

Jewellers sues Customs for £2m

Mayfair firm Gordon Dadds has become the third firm to be appointed by claimants in an action against Customs & Excise The claimants, the owners of jewellry shop Matchpoint Pen Co, whose client list included the Sultan of Brunei, were acting in person until they handed their case to Gordon Dadds partner Patrick Gieron. It […]

'I'm a CC associate, get me out of here'

The New York associates of Clifford Chance have slammed the firm’s culture in a damning 13-page memorandum to the partnership The extensive memo, prepared at the request of Clifford Chance’s New York partners after the firm came last in this month’s 2002 associate survey by The American Law-yer, raises seven major areas of dissatisfaction, with […]

City lawyers act up in court

Tulkinghorn is always sad to lose hacks from The Lawyer newsdesk, and the lovely Caroline Davies was no exception. Obviously, Tulkinghorn was concerned she was a mentalist when she made a move into PR and has since been talking to Harley Street’s top head doctors about a cure. It was to his great relief, then, […]

Boyes Turner takes over as UK Lawrope member

Thames Valley-based firm Boyes Turner has been elected the sole UK representative of international law firm association Lawrope. The firm replaces Finers Stephens Innocent, which quit the alliance for Meritas in May 2002.

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