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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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Eversheds reclaims partner from Hammonds

Eversheds is reclaiming a partner who was poached by Hammond Suddards Edge three years ago Catherine Prest will join the London office, where she will work closely with the firm’s overseas offices.She previously worked in the firm’s Leeds office and from there moved to Hammonds’ Leeds office. However, when she was relocated to London, Eversheds […]

Deals summary

Andersen Legal (Keith Barnett) advised London & Regional Properties on the purchase of Skipton House, Elephant and Castle, London, for in excess of £50m. Nabarro Nathanson (Graham Lust) advised the vendor. Linklaters (Julian Innes-Taylor) advised Royal & SunAlliance on the acquisition of the Lloyds TSB HQ in Birmingham. Clifford Chance (Graeme Parker) advised vendor Universities […]

MoFo puts US Taliban client at arm's length

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has distanced itself from one of its most infamous clients A team led by partner James Brosnahan will continue to represent John Walker Lindh, the US man caught fighting with the Taliban in Afghanistan, but under their own names rather than as representatives of the firm. “There is a concern that […]

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