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COVID-19 and residential tenancies in Jersey: Where are we now?

By Laura Shirreffs The States of Jersey enacted the COVID-19 (Residential Tenancy) (Temporary Amendment of Law) (Jersey) Regulations 2020 in an attempt to address the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the Island. The regulations temporarily amended certain provisions of the Residential Tenancy (Jersey) Law 2011, applying to all residential tenancies with effect from 10 […]

New Court of Appeal case a game-changer for arbitration in family law

By Sarah Green A recent Court of Appeal case has the potential to change the landscape of arbitration in family law. With the court backlog worse than ever as a result of Covid-19, out-of-court settlement options, such as Early Neutral Evaluations, Private FDRs and Arbitration are seen as increasingly attractive prospects for separating couples, who […]

Decade-long Saad litigation settled between AHAB and Grant Thornton Defendants

By Rupert Bell, Shelley White, Colette Wilkins, Andrew Gibson, Arikka Farley After over 11 years of litigation, Walkers Cayman is pleased to announce that Walkers’ clients, the Grant Thornton Defendants, have reached a confidential settlement with AHAB which results in their release from the AHAB v. Saad Investments and Others proceedings in the Cayman Islands. The proceedings […]

The remote trustee: Getting your house in order after the Covid-19 pandemic

By David Pytches, Monique Bhullar, Philip Paschalides, David Pytches, Clive Thomas To say 2020 has been a challenging year for many would be an understatement. The onset of COVID-19 saw significant hardships for millions of people globally and the economic impacts continue to ripple across the world’s economy, with many expecting these negative consequences to […]



Public sector lawyers hit by spending cuts in Newcastle, Bristol, Manchester

Bristol, Manchester and Newcastle City Councils have published their proposed budgets for 2013/14, exposing further cuts on spending for government legal departments. According to budget proposals the legal department at Labour-run Newcastle City Council, which faces £100m of cuts over the next three years, must find ways of cutting costs by an estimated £50,000 this […]


Luxembourg’s Wildgen adds managing partner role

Luxembourg firm Wildgen has elected litigation head Pierre Metzler as its first managing partner. Metzler was elected to the role with the mandate to drive the firm’s growth and lead its future strategic direction. The seven Wildgen partners have up to now made strategic decisions as a group. Metzler said the business was now growing […]

Slaughter and May

Ladbrokes cuts legal panel as move away from hourly billing edges closer

Ladbrokes has slashed its legal panel from around 50 firms to 22 after carrying out a major review that has also seen the FTSE 250 company appoint a non-lawyer to oversee panel relationships and call for firms to end hourly billing by January 2015. The gambling group has appointed Clyde & Co, Slaughter and May, […]

Clydes building

Space, the lucrative frontier

Clydes’ canny office lease deal funds large loan The rapid consolidation of the profession has caused some headaches when it comes to the logistics of bringing firms under one roof. The 2011 merger between insurance giants Clyde & Co and Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) was swift and coincided with Clydes’ planned move into London’s […]

Balanced decisions

It’s been a week for landmark judgments. Today it’s relief all round across the legal market in the wake of a Supreme Court decision over legal privilege. The news is good for lawyers fighting a turf war with accountants over the booming investigations market and a hefty win for Blackstone Chambers’ James Eadie QC. The […]

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