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Extension of temporary adjusted right to work checks

There has been a welcome announcement from the government today, an extension of the temporary COVID-19 adjusted right to work checks. Temporary checks will now continue until 20 June 2021.

Renew Romania 2021

A roadmap for investors and developers who are interested in entering the Romanian renewable energy markets, and for existing market players, insights on how to further streamline the setup, operation and financing of their investments in this sector.

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal finds Norwich Pharmacal relief is available in aid of foreign proceedings

The Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands (CICA) has found that the Cayman courts have jurisdiction to grant a Norwich Pharmacal Order (NPO) in support of potential proceedings before a foreign court, even where alternative statutory remedies may be available (in this instance, the provisions of the Evidence (Proceedings in Other Jurisdictions) (Cayman Islands) Order 1978 (the Evidence Order)).


Al Fayed to appeal ‘cash for questions’ ruling

Mohamed Al Fayed will appeal a decision of the Court of Appeal, which found that the financial backers of former Tory MP Neil Hamilton were not liable to pay Al Fayed’s costs, despite his victory in the ‘cash for questions’ libel action DJ Freeman chief executive Laurence Harris, who is acting on behalf of Al […]

Lawrence Graham shows increased turnover

Lawrence Graham’s turnover rose £1.2m (2.4 per cent) in 2001/02 to £50.5m, while profits have remained relatively steady at £363,000 per partner Top of equity partners are looking to make £483,000 compared with last year’s £420,000, whereas those at the bottom of the equity scale are facing earnings of £195,000 rather than last year’s £210,000.

A&O and Tugenhat lose out after CFAs are ruled invalid

Allen & Overy and Michael Tugenhat QC denied £200,000 after costs judge finds inaccuracies in CFAs One of the country’s leading defamation barristers Michael Tugenhat QC and a litigation team at Allen & Overy (A&O) have been denied almost £200,000 that was owed to them because of errors in their conditional fee arrangements (CFA).Tugenhat and […]

Ashursts moves in on Railtrack Group after Simmons conflicted

A host of law firms, including Herbert Smith, Ashurst Morris Crisp and Linklaters, are advising on a series of complex transactions with a combined value of more than £1bn to sort out the Railtrack affair. Ashursts partner Chris Ashworth is advising Rail-track Group on the sale of Railtrack plc’s shares to Network Rail for £500m, […]

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