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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 […]


Tim Hastings

Nottingham’s Nelsons eyes East Midlands domination with Derby take-over

Nottingham-headquartered Nelsons Solicitors has swallowed up Derby’s Bakewells, as the firm looks to become a dominant force in the East Midlands legal market. Nelsons, which has more than 200 lawyers and staff working across offices in Leicester, Nottingham and Derby, is set to merge with Bakewells, which has a 35-strong team, creating a near £15m […]

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DLA Piper takes projects quintet from King & Wood Mallesons

DLA Piper has hired a group of five finance and projects lawyers led by partner Carolyn Dong from King & Wood Mallesons in a bid to strengthen its relationships with major Chinese energy companies. Energy partner Dong, who was based in King & Wood Mallesons’ Beijing office, will relocate to Hong Kong to take her […]

Peter Keith-Lucas

Bevan Brittan advising on first local authority defamation claim

One of the country’s smallest local authorities could be the first to bring defamation proceedings under the Localism Act 2011. Rutland County Council has instructed Bevan Brittan partner Peter Keith Lucas to advise it on potential action against three independent councillors – Richard Gale, David Richardson and Nick Wainwright – who are collectively known as […]

Richard Willoughby

Inventing a reason to be cheerful

As far as business is concerned, the EU-wide patent system may not be the boon it’s cracked up to be The news late last year that the European Parliament had voted to pass legislation that will create a single EU patent regime was met with a big fanfare from MEPs and media commentators alike. For […]


Ndiku Mutua & Ors v Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Ndiku Mutua & Ors v Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Late 2013, Queen’s Bench Division For the claimants Ndiku Mutua & Ors: Leigh Day & Co partners Martyn Day and Dan Leader instructed Matrix Chambers’ Richard Hermer QC and Doughty Street Chambers’ Phillippa Kaufmann QC to lead One Crown Office Row’s Henry Witcomb, Maria Roche […]

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