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Guernsey’s new ILS hybrid – getting even closer to the risk

Carey Olsen partner Christopher Anderson recently introduced the concept of a hybrid vehicle for use in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) industry. Here, he explains how and why he came up with the idea of the world’s first ILS hybrid. As is often said, the best ideas are always the simplest. That is reassuringly accurate for […]

Fracking, protestors and injunctions against ‘persons unknown’: Court of Appeal offers guidance amid controversial context

By David Manda, Ruth Ormrod In the recent case of Boyd v Ineos Upstream, a hotly anticipated appeal involving fracking protestors, the Court of Appeal has provided guidance on the highly topical subject of bringing injunctions against ‘persons unknown’.  Walker Morris’ specialist Real Estate Litigators David Manda and Ruth Ormrod explain and offer some practical advice.

Employment legislation update – May 2019

By David Smedley, Andrew Rayment, Shakeel Dad The last few months have seen many announcements in relation to changes expected in the employment law arena. With new information being received almost weekly, our legislation update sets out the changes in chronological order and highlights the headline points together with the proposed or confirmed implementation dates.

Case Law Update – May 2019

Nosworthy v Instinctif Partners Ltd UKEAT/0100/18 – ‘Bad leaver’ provision requiring forfeiture of shares and loan notes was not unlawful In this case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a bad leaver provision forcing an employee to give up her shareholding if she resigned was not an ‘unconscionable bargain’. Nor was it void as […]

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Hextalls joint tech chief ups sticks for Finnish firm Mäkitalo

Hextalls joint head of technology, media and telecoms has quit the firm and moved to Helsinki to join top 10 Finnish firm Mäkitalo Rämö Juutilainen. Andrew Cotton joins as senior legal counsel at the five-partner firm. He aims to focus on the UK and Baltic markets. “I believe what I and Mäkitalo Rämö Juutilainen will […]

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Washington DC-based Hogan & Hartson’s Paris office has hired a labour and employment team from US rival Winston & Strawn. Hogan signalled its intent to beef up its French offering last month when it took corporate partner Jean-Marc Franceschi from Jones Day. It has followed that by recruiting labour and employment partners Dominique Mendy and […]

Cost-cutting drive results in redundancies at DLA Direct

DLA Direct, the volume business arm of DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary, is embarking on a redundancy programme as part of an ongoing cost-cutting drive. The Bradford-based business employs around 450 staff working in remortgaging, conveyancing and debt recovery. The majority of these are paralegals and support staff. It is understood that DLA Direct chief […]

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