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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 […]

How to manage virtual cross-cultural teams – Interculturality

How to manage virtual teams In our last blog, we explored why it’s important to capitalise on internal resources by designing inclusive workplaces. Inclusion often encounters resistance among those who consider it a passing HR trend and feel the voice of the diversity and inclusion (D&I) advocates is too paternalistic. But often this resistance exists because […]


Ward Hadaway hires IP star from Martineaus

Ward Hadaway has appointed Martineau Johnson intellectual property (IP) specialist Niall Head-Rapson as a partner in its commercial department Head-Rapson spent a year at Martineaus, prior to which he headed Eversheds’ East Midlands IP practice. Head-Rapson acted on behalf of Metsec in the first ever patent case outside London, and has also previously acted for […]

Terra Firma lands senior Nomura lawyer

Terra Firma Capital Partners, the new fund run by Nomura’s ex-head of principal finance Guy Hands, has poached a senior lawyer from the bank to take up the newly-created position of global general counsel Tim Pryce was the section head of transactions and legal for the principal finance group at Nomura before joining Hands’ team.Hands […]

Eversheds Newcastle head joins UK Land Estates

The senior partner of Eversheds’ Newcastle office has left to join property investment and development client UK Land Estates Corporate specialist Michael Spriggs will join the company in September this year as its managing director. First revealed on 24 July

Royal Caribbean-P&O-Carnival love triangle: the inside story

Slaughter and May client forced to apologise for leaks; Herbert Smith learns to work the system; FTC to rule on US fight This year Valentines Day set up a titanic three-way battle between Royal Caribbean, P&O Princess and Carnival. P&O shareholders voted with their wallets to consider Carnival&#39s hostile bid for P&O, leaving the three […]

Deals summary

SJ Berwin (Jonathan Djanogly) advised ukbetting on its £13.7m offer for the shares of TEAMtalk Media Group. Ukbetting represented by Beeson Gregory. Linklaters acted for financiers UBS Warburg. Berwin Leighton Paisner (Ian Brent) advised Experian on its £1.8m acquisition of Business Strategies Holdings, an economic and forecasting consultancy. Business Strategies represented by Ronaldsons. Ashurst Morris […]

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