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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.

Covid-19 litigation update

New Practice Direction 51ZA Extension of Time Limits and Clarification of PD51Y Almost three weeks ago saw the publication of the 118th Practice Direction Update to the Civil Procedure Rules. This new practice direction, namely practice Direction 51ZA, sought to revise the usual procedures for the extension of time limits and to provide clarification on […]



Commercial property firm Bell & Scott has appointed Ross Taylor as a solicitor in its construction team. Taylor joins from Drummond Miller. Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo has hired Lena Hodge as of counsel and head of corporate finance in London. Hodge joins from Rosenblatt Solicitors, where she was a corporate partner. Thomas […]

City Law Soc launches as law firm champion

Forty-three of London’s biggest law firms have handed the City of London Law Society a mandate to be their representational and campaigning body. The 43 firms unanimously voted last week (30 March) to make the CLLS its official spokesperson. In effect it will act as City law firms’ trade union, a representative voice on issues […]

Grau grows in Barcelona and Canaries

Spanish IP boutique Grau Baylos & Angulo has opened an office in the Canary Islands and is moving to larger premises in Barcelona. The Canaries office will be in Gran Canaria capital Las Palmas and will focus on anti-counterfeiting work. Barcelona-based Grau has 18 lawyers: 12 in Barcelona, five in Madrid and two in Las […]

DLA Piper sets up mentoring scheme to help GCSE pupils

DLA Piper sets up mentoring scheme to help GCSE pupils” />DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary has been working with two London secondary schools on an e-mentoring scheme for GCSE students. The scheme matches pupils at Highbury Grove and Islington Green secondary schools in London with lawyers and staff at the firm. The DLA Piper volunteers […]

Richards Butler and Reed Smith sign merger agreement

Reed Smith and Richards Butler have today announced that they have signed a letter of intent to complete a full merger by 1 January, 2007. Merger negotiations have reached an advanced stage with votes by both partnerships scheduled for the end of May, subject to due diligence. The merger is set to create a new […]

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