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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 […]



Beauford was advised by Hammond Suddards on the issue of new shares to finance an acquisition

Portman Steps-Up

– The Portman Building Society has launched a fourth issue of its Step-Up Bond with a minimum investment of just £500. Gross rates of return increase from seven per cent in the first year to 10 per cent in year four. The launch of the bond follows the rec

In brief: Sex pest barrister sacked from bench

Nigel Hamilton QC, the barrister suspended from the Bar for three months for sexual harassment, has been sacked by the Lord Chancellor from his part-time assistant recorder post on the Western Circuit. His dismissal follows the high-profile Inns of Court disciplinary tribunal that took place earlier this year and which found Hamilton guilty of sexually […]


Ashurst Morris Crisp advised Canary Wharf in letting three floors of One Canada Square to Trade Indemnity Group. Canary Wharf was also advised by in-house legal counsel, Michael Ashley-Brown. Taylor Joynson Garrett acted for Trade Indemnity.

Litigation Recent Decisions 11/07/95

Unsatisfied performance bond in building contract Trafalgar House Construction (Regions) v General Surety & Guarantee Co (1995) HL (Lords Keith, Ackner, Jauncey, Lloyd and Steyn) 29/6/95. Summary: Surety’s rights and liabilities under a performance bond for the completion of a building sub-contract and whether it was in the nature of a guarantee. Under a sub-contract […]

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