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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 […]


Real Estate

Chris Edwards’ decision to quit Dechert for the more welcoming arms of Charles Russell last month (The Lawyer, 1 July) spoke volumes about where real estate has been heading at the Anglo-US firm.Edwards was part of the furniture at Titmuss Sainer Dechert in its heyday as one of the UK’s leading property practices. Those who […]


Blaser Mills has acted on advice to restructure – and so far, so good

A sea of change

As the European Union steps up its control over the shipping sector with a host of new regulation, specialist law firms are in greater demand. Ricardo Celli reports

Lovells secures Govt BCCI statements

Lovells played a key role in stepping up pressure on the Government to disclose important evidence given by former ministers before the launch of the claim by BCCI’s liquidators against the Bank of England At a case management conference, Lovells, for the liquidators, convinced Mr Justice Tomlinson to make directions to the Government for early […]

Osborne Clarke, Burges Salmon in speedy Tyntesfield sale

Osborne Clarke and Burges Salmon were asked to think quickly and bring a speedy close to the sale of the ‘fairytale’ Tyntesfield Estate to the National Trust The sale of the Grade 1-listed mansion, most of its contents and 539 acres of land – including parkland, cottages and a listed farm – was completed in […]

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