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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 […]



Olswang bulks up Munich patent team with former Eversheds partner

Olswang has hired seven lawyers for its German patent team, including the former head of legacy Hammonds’ Munich office, Herbert Kunz. Kunz has joined the firm as a partner, alongside five other lawyers from his boutique firm Dr Kunz & Kollegen. Olswang has also hired Tobias Reker as a legal director from an in-house role […]


Present tense: stress in the workplace

Long hours, mountainous workloads, combative cultures – stress is part of lawyering. But are firms doing enough to help people manage it, or is their talk of help programmes just hot air? The law can be a stressful profession. This is no great taboo. Graduates are solemnly informed of the tough working hours. Trainees and […]

Jordan Furlong

An incomplete inventory of NewLaw

Everything you need to know about the world of ‘new law’ models and more from Jordan Furlong So I was asked to give a presentation about “NewLaw”. No problem at all — aside from the minor, niggling detail of figuring out what “NewLaw” is supposed to be. Like other terms in vogue within the legal profession (ie, “non-lawyer”), we […]


Stress survey: UK firms more supportive of work-life balance than US rivals

US firms in London are far less encouraging of work-life balance than their UK peers, according to respondents of Lawyer 2B’s survey of stress in law survey. The survey found that some 70 per cent of lawyers working at US firms in London thought their firm’s senior management “didn’t really” encourage employees to maintain a work-life balance, […]


Pay on the rise again at magic circle firms

Three magic circle firms bring warm glow to junior ranks by ending salary freeze Summer may be taking a while to arrive, but salary global warming is well under way in the magic circle. After several years of freeze, associates are basking in the warm glow of a boosted pay packet. Many firms are yet […]

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