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 […]
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 […]
Could these fundamental financial changes provide a basis for reopening financial remedy orders on the basis that the financial impact of the pandemic constitutes a new event which has fundamentally undermined or invalidated the basis of the original order?
This case is of importance not only because it was likely to arise in other cases in the UK context of the coronavirus, but because Article 15 considerations arise in cases of grave importance, such as national security cases.
In AM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  UKSC 17, Lord Wilson calls the European Court on Rights out on its claim that in Paposhvili v Belgium  Imm AR 867, it was doing no more than “clarifying” its judgment in N v United Kingdom (2008) 47 EHRR 39 as to the circumstances in which removal or deportation will breach Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
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.
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.
As governments around the world look to bring forward packages of measures to help companies deal with COVID-19 related insolvency issues, this briefing analyses the proposed or anticipated reforms across the jurisdictions of BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg.
The current coronavirus pandemic has made physical business meetings difficult. This guide covers 10 jurisdictions, providing an overview of electronic contracting, governance and procedural possibilities, focusing on selected key areas.
For anyone interested in regulation of the internet and online reputation and privacy issues, Trump v Twitter is going to be one to watch.
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The general counsel of GE Power has left the company after almost two decades in the in-house legal team of its European division.
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is anticipating a long-term switch to virtual meetings, with the firm’s new CEO expecting online sessions to form a large part of the firm’s ‘new normal’. Justin D’Agostino, who replaced Mark Rigotti in May, has told The Lawyer that he expects all the firm’s leadership teams to continue with virtual working […]
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has failed in its attempt to secure pre-action disclosure on behalf of Carillion, as it looks to bring a claim against its former auditors at KPMG. During a judgment handed down on Wednesday, Mr Justice Jacobs deemed it inappropriate for the court to order pre-action disclosure, stating that the “efficient […]
A top Scottish silk has joined 4 Pump Court, as he expands his practice to include matters in England and Wales. Axiom Chambers’ Roddy Dunlop QC is joining 4 Pump Court but will continue to practice in Scotland through Axiom Chambers. Dunlop was instructed by the UK Government last year, in a judicial review over […]
Dechert has started the process of opening some of its offices in Europe, while also giving its staff globally an extra day of annual leave. The extra day off has been billed by the firm as a “day to thrive”, with many firms and businesses impressing it upon their staff to use up holiday now […]
Private equity firm I Squared Capital has recruited an associate from Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom as its first London-based associate general counsel. The firm, which specialises in infrastructure investments across sectors such as energy, utilities and telectoms, has hired associate Charlotte Dixon. She previously spent three years at the US firm. Dixon was […]