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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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Litigation Personal Injury 7/2/00

(1) Harbhajan Singh Gahir (widower and administrator of the estate of Harminder Gahir deceased) (2) Manraj Singh Gahir (3) Avneer Kaur Gahir v Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust QBD (Buckley J) 17 January 2000 Claimants: (1) Male, 33 years old at date of accident. (2) Male, four years old at date of accident. (3) Female, 18 […]

Financings

Ashurst Morris Crisp represented Atlantic Telecom Group on raising £197m through a high yield bond offering. The company will use the proceeds, with £93.8m from a recent equity fund raising and £58.5m from an issue of shares to Marconi, to invest in its business. Coporate partner Jeremy Sheldon led a team of six on the […]

Join the identity parade

Paul Caplan reports on the five firms short-listed for The Lawyer’s corporate brand award. A few years ago the very idea of marketing awards for the legal profession would have been unthinkable. Very few firms would have thought an entry worthwhile and it is doubtful there would have been anything worth judging. But times have […]

CFA guidelines will make business pay

Proposed new measures from the Government making it cheaper for claimants to pursue “no win, no fee” claims will be a huge financial burden to business, claims a top personal injury defendant lawyer. Changes to the conditional fee system come after a consultation exercise involving consumer groups, trade unions, judges, insurers and other interested bodies […]

Warner Cranston poaches partner

City firm Warner Cranston has snapped up its third partner from rivals in as many months – this time taking a litigation lawyer from Nabarro Nathanson. George Brown has been a partner at Nabarros for four years and will join the 20-partner firm at the beginning of May. He follows Peter Borrowdale, the head of […]

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