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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 […]


Happy as Barrie

After downsizing at his last firm, private equity boss Keir Barrie is happier to be charged with expansion at Theodore Goddard. Kathryn Hobbs reports Keir Barrie, head of private equity at Theodore Goddard, is settling in to his new firm. He has been at Theodore Goddard since May and the novelty still hasn’t worn off. […]

Darrois beats Bredin Prat to number one position in French top 100 table

Smaller offices steal a march on larger rivals on fees per fee-earner basis; accountancy-tied firms come top for turnover Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier has once again topped the rankings of the top 100 firms in France, with income of e857,100 (£540,358) per fee earner, according to Décideurs Juridiques & Financiers.Darrois came well ahead of second-place […]

Deals summary

Wragge & Co (John Burns) is advising ProLogis Developments on its development of a 220,000sq ft industrial space worth £10.4m at the former British Gas site at Purley Way, Croydon. Eversheds’ Cardiff office and CMS Cameron McKenna advised BG Transco. Lovells (John Condliffe) acted for Barclays Bank UK Retirement Fund on its £7.1m sale of […]

Legal Widow

News that we have 17 years until an asteroid crashes into us has afflicted the household in different ways


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

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