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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 […]


Hallmark IP wins ex-Olswang trademark star

Hallmark IP has recruited Olswang’s former head of trademark filing and prosecution, Vivienne Coleman, as the first step on its road to becoming a multidisciplinary IP practice. Coleman left Olswang in August following a restructuring of the IP group, which also saw patent attorney Stephen Carter rejoin Mewburn Ellis. Coleman joins former KLegal founding partner […]

Construction partner

This week’s caption competition, the latest in an occasional series, involves Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s head of finance Simon Hall. The wedge supremo was on a recent pro bono jaunt to Durban (see Pro Bono & Community Action, page 13). The pic shows him taking some time out from housebuilding. Tulkinghorn’s flock have come up with […]

Law Soc faces £2m bill for complaints handling

The cost to the Law Society of meeting revised complaints handling targets is likely to exceed £2m, it has emerged. Three weeks ago, Legal Services Complaints Commissioner Zahida Manzoor asked the society for an amended complaints handling proposal following an initial plan submitted in September. The society was given until today (6 December) to hand […]

Home front

Since New Labour was elected, the Home Office legal team has been under pressure. Legal head David Seymour talks to Brendan Malkin about effective housekeeping Two weeks have passed since the Queen’s Speech. However, there is little letup in the workload of the person largely responsible for its creation: David Seymour, the Home Office’s legal […]

Hill Dickinson posts 34 per cent hike in turnover

Hill Dickinson has recorded a 34 per cent hike in turnover for the first six months of the 2004-2005 financial year. The firm reported a six-month income of £22m, up from £14.5m for the same period in 2003-2004. Last year’s full-year turnover was £40.1m, with average profits per equity partner of £221,000. The figures mark […]

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