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New Court of Appeal case a game-changer for arbitration in family law

By Sarah Green A recent Court of Appeal case has the potential to change the landscape of arbitration in family law. With the court backlog worse than ever as a result of Covid-19, out-of-court settlement options, such as Early Neutral Evaluations, Private FDRs and Arbitration are seen as increasingly attractive prospects for separating couples, who […]

Decade-long Saad litigation settled between AHAB and Grant Thornton Defendants

By Rupert Bell, Shelley White, Colette Wilkins, Andrew Gibson, Arikka Farley After over 11 years of litigation, Walkers Cayman is pleased to announce that Walkers’ clients, the Grant Thornton Defendants, have reached a confidential settlement with AHAB which results in their release from the AHAB v. Saad Investments and Others proceedings in the Cayman Islands. The proceedings […]

The remote trustee: Getting your house in order after the Covid-19 pandemic

By David Pytches, Monique Bhullar, Philip Paschalides, David Pytches, Clive Thomas To say 2020 has been a challenging year for many would be an understatement. The onset of COVID-19 saw significant hardships for millions of people globally and the economic impacts continue to ripple across the world’s economy, with many expecting these negative consequences to […]

How to manage virtual cross-cultural teams – Interculturality

How to manage virtual teams In our last blog, we explored why it’s important to capitalise on internal resources by designing inclusive workplaces. Inclusion often encounters resistance among those who consider it a passing HR trend and feel the voice of the diversity and inclusion (D&I) advocates is too paternalistic. But often this resistance exists because […]

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KLegal and McGrigors in first joint instruction

KLegal and McGrigor Donald will formally seal their merger today and the two firms will begin the process of physical integration The firms have celebrated by concluding their first joint deal, a property joint venture between Halladale Group and the Bank of Scotland.Despite the rumours, the merger process has been relatively smooth. The most contentious […]

Charles Russell under Law Society investigation

The Law Society is investigating Charles Russell after its dispute with a former secretary concerning an allegedly racist email Charles Russell solicitor Andy Dowdney sent an email to partner Clive Hopewell about departing black secretary Rachel Walker, asking whether she could be replaced with a “busty blonde”. The firm has already settled with Walker for […]

Firms await word on Energis future

To wind up, to sell, or to wind up and then sell? This is the less than tantalising menu troubled telecoms company Energis may be choosing from right now. But whatever cold dish the future serves up for the company, it is bound to send lawyers into a feeding frenzy of Marconi-like proportions.At the time […]

Firms sweat on outcome of Granada panel review

Lovells remains in the fold; DLA’s, Goodman Derrick’s and Olswang’s places less sure Granada has started reviewing its legal advisers for corporate and media work, with firms having submitted their tenders two weeks ago. Firms under scrutiny are Granada’s main mid-cap corporate and media advisers DLA, Goodman Derrick and Olswang. They are competing with Denton […]

Knife-wielding mugger was Law Soc archivist

A former Law Society employee has been sent to prison for four and a half years for carrying out knifepoint robberies at Brixton station Darryl Adegoke, who worked at the society’s archive centre in Bermondsey, East London between July and November 2001, was sentenced for the offences at Southwark Crown Court last week. He had […]

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