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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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Special report: Iberia

Iberian lawyers are hoping that having worked in a relatively flat market pre-economic downturn will mean a slower and less painful crash in 2009. In fact, as the first report from Portugal highlights, lawyers in Spain’s neighbouring country believe that the market recovery may leave them in a better position than before. Elections due to […]

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Linklaters bags key role in Wedgwood administration

Linklaters has been named adviser to the administrator of another failing UK business, with Deloitte instructing the firm on the administration of luxury goods maker Waterford Wedgwood. Linklaters has been named as adviser to the administrator of another failing UK business, with Deloitte instructing the firm on the administration of luxury goods maker Waterford Wedgwood. […]

Litigation Focus: 2009’s top 10 court battles

Corruption, fraud and professional ­negligence are the common themes dominating litigation in the next 12 months. This could signal the very beginning of the credit crunch fallout. If The Lawyer’s annual top cases survey is anything to go by, 2010 will see more rogue traders battling it out in court, especially with the likes of […]

Glut of law firms to face actions for negligence

Scores of law firms are in the firing line for professional negligence claims this year, The Law­yer’s annual top cases­ survey reveals. Eversheds, along with Browne Jacobson, is facing a battle with Nationwide Building Society worth more than £20m after the financial lender found itself the victim of mortgage fraud. Linklaters ;is ;suing Fladgate Fielder […]

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Trouble at t’ bank?

I have had a lot of calls over the last few months from Managing Partners and Finance Directors of law firms asking for a second opinion as to whether the renewal terms offered by their bank are reasonable. These conversations invariably contain expressions such as “usury”, “daylight robbery”, “kicking a man while he is down” […]

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