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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 […]

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Law Soc needs to justify its existence

Solicitors have once again given the Law Society the thumbs-down. In a damning indictment, a survey of its members accuses the society of unhelpfulness, poor treatment of its members and of paying too little attention to the views and problems of the profession. It also gives its governing body nuls points for its promotion of […]

Forging new links

A new association for UK and Argentinian lawyers is to be launched at the Law Society later this month to help forge links between the two countries. Law Society president Tony Girling and the Argentinian ambassador, Rogelio Pfirter, will attend the group’s launch at the Law Society’s Hall on 16 June. Argentinian lawyer Alexandra Sadler, […]

Handling of Irish libel cases comes under fire

News International head of legal Tom Chrone last week lambasted the Irish legal system’s handling of defamation claims, particularly the way in which barristers are used. At a seminar – ‘Defamation Actions in Ireland: Points and Pitfalls’ – organised by Dublin firm McCann Fitzgerald, he criticised the dependency on barristers during settlement talks. In particular […]

Enterprise Chambers heads north

The countdown to the legal challenge has begun. Any law firm or barristers’ chambers which is brimming over with brilliance, ingenuity and a sense of humour (fitness would also help) is invited to enlist in the ultimate team-building exercise this month. The Teampower Legal Challenge is organised by leadership development company Whynot in association with […]

Rafferty hands CBA reins to fraud specialist after two years as head

ANNE Rafferty QC has stood down as chair of the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) bringing “eight-and-a-half-years of unpaid service to the profession” to a close. Rafferty, a forthright critic of the last government’s crime policies and once widely tipped as a future Bar Council chair, handed over the leadership of the CBA to fraud specialist […]

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