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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 […]


Jeveons, Tim – Hot 100

Tipped as the next leader of White & Case’s London capital markets group this year, Tim Jeveons – who joined the US firm as an associate from Linklaters only two years ago – has already built up a formidable emerging markets practice. When he first joined White & Case, the capital markets practice was strongly […]

Gresham opts for Hammonds on Penn Pharmaceuticals exit

Hammonds has secured Gresham Private Equity Solutions as a new client following the hire of Wragge & Co partner Peter McLintock last June. McLintock joined Hammonds’ Birmingham office as the firm’s head of private equity, and has promptly made his mark by winning the instruction from Gresham on its partial exit from Penn Pharmaceuticals. Gresham, […]

Druces & Attlee lands insolvency partner from rival

City firm Druces & Attlee has bolstered its insolvency practice with the hire of a corporate recovery partner from rivals Reid Minty. Ian Searle joins Druces as a non-contentious partner sitting in the insolvency practice. Druces litigation partner Jon Redding said that the firm’s insolvency team has been doing well, but it was felt that […]

Caton, Michael – Hot 100

The publication of The Lawyer Rising 50 in November 2004 recognised a group of firms for the first time that challenge the top 100 in many areas but are considerably less well known. Top of the pile in gross revenues was East Midlands-based Nelsons, with a turnover of £14.96m. But heading the all-important revenue per […]

Linklaters and CC take top spots in Euro M&A rankings

Europe’s premier independent firms have made a spectacular showing in the M&A league tables, according to two pieces of research released this month. Slaughter and May came top of Thomson Financial’s UK M&A table, while best friends Bredin Prat and Hengeler Mueller also enjoyed an outstanding year. Bredin Prat topped the Mergermarket and Thomson tables […]

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