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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 […]


Hammonds' Midlands gap filled by City partner

Hammond Suddards Edge’s Birmingham office has drafted in a partner from London to fill the hole left by the defection of the regional head of construction to Midlands firm Gateley Wareing Rupert Cowen joined Hammonds’ London office from the Birmingham office of Merricks two years ago. National head of construction David Jones put a brave […]

It's just not ticket, old man

News reaches Tulkinghorn of a rumoured parting shot from a disgruntled Pinsent Curtis Biddle lawyer. He is sure it cannot possibly be true, given how gentlemanly all the Pinsents lawyers are, but here goes: when the unnamed chap was leaving the firm he told a fellow partner he had some tickets to a rugby international […]

CC's quest for top-eight spot spurs NY M&A hire

Dewey Ballantine loses M&A star; US-qualified partner to strengthen investment bank relationships Clifford Chance Rogers & Wells is the latest international firm to be successful in its search to recruit a US-qualified mergers and acquisitions partner as it takes on Richard Pritz from Dewey Ballantine.Pritz will strengthen the firm’s corporate department and will focus on […]

Clarke Willmott slashes entire volume conveyancing practice

South West firm Clarke Willmott & Clarke is making one partner and 34 other staff redundant following the decision to close its loss-making volume conveyancing unit Partner Angela Thompson, one other solicitor, two legal executives and 31 support staff, all based at the firm’s last remaining satellite office at Bridgwater in Somerset, will be made […]

Marriott Harrison hires Steptoes litigation partner

West End law firm Marriott Harrison has appointed its fourth new partner in 12 months with the hire of litigation partner Franco Barone from Steptoe & Johnson Other partners to have joined in the last year are property partner Andrew Astachnowicz and corporate partners Simon Vivian and Richard Hinchcliffe. Barone specialises in commercial disputes and […]

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