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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 […]


National power

National Power’s demerger has been a year in the making. The idea of splitting off the company’s domestic concerns from its international operations was floated in September 1998. Linklaters & Alliance, long-time adviser to National Power, conducted a feasibility survey with Schroders Salomon Smith Barney on the possibility of a demerger. Corporate partner Tim Clarke […]

Berwin Leighton

Berwin Leighton advises on Belfast city centre redevelopment. Department of Social Development in Northern Ireland, advised by Berwin Leighton (Tim Hellier).

UK firms win telecoms work on both sides of the Atlantic

The magic circle is scooping up international bond work as European telecoms groups flood the market with jumbo debt issues. With Dutch group KPN following hard on the heels of Spanish giant Telefonica to strike a deal, Clifford Chance and Allen & Overy (A&O) are pushing out the US firms and advising on both sides […]

Getting in a state

First, the US firms in London targeted the rainmaker partners. Then came the salary war, and the battleground moved to the ranks of the assistants. Now it seems they are taking the fight to the universities, wooing trainees before the UK firms have so much as introduced themselves. Research undertaken by The Lawyer shows that […]

Fusion Oil and Gas

Fusion Oil and Gas admitted to AIM. Fusion Oil and Gas, advised by Norton Rose (Simon FT Cox). Nominated broker is Old Mutual Securities, advised by Ashurst Morris Crisp (Jeffrey Sultoon).

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