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Cartels and the construction sector: Levelling up and screwing down

In recent years, the UK’s construction sector has not had a happy track record with respect to competition law enforcement, where the Competition and Markets Authority has fined construction companies a total of £67 million across five cases. Of particular significance is the increased focus on individual responsibility, as these cases also led to the disqualification of 11 directors and two criminal convictions.

Snapshot: Enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in the Cayman Islands

Foreign arbitral awards may be enforced relatively quickly and easily in the Cayman Islands and the Cayman Islands courts are willing to assist with the recovery of judgment debts. This Snapshot provides an overview of the recognition process and the steps that are then available for enforcement.

Jersey Royal Court concludes there is no substratum rule that applies to Jersey trusts

The Royal Court has recently clarified the Jersey law position of whether a trust is able to lose its substratum. Following analysis of the recent decision of the Bermuda Court of Appeal in Grand View Private Trust Company Limited v Wong & Ors, the Royal Court concluded that there was no substratum rule which applied to Jersey trusts and that powers of addition or exclusion contained within Jersey trusts should be given their natural meaning.

Working with AI

On 23 September 2021 Shoosmiths hosted its latest IHL webinar on working with AI: the key types, implementing AI and what the future might bring. Ian Blackwell represented Next Retail Ltd on the panel, alongside Simon McArdle and Sebastian Price, Commercial Partners at Shoosmiths.


Hot 100 Connect: The Bar and litigation

Every year The Lawyer gathers together the best lawyers in the business, the cream of the crop from in-house, private practice and the bar, for the Hot 100 list. Everyone who makes the roll call have made an impact not just on the performance of their firm, company or chambers, but also the wider business […]

LMI insight: G4S

High-profile problems such as the failure to provide sufficient security for the London Olympics and the recent controversy over its running of secure training centres have resulted in security giant G4S having to defend its reputation vigorously.


Business Leadership Summit: What in-house counsel think about law firm leadership

Ahead of the Business Leadership Summit and Awards on 28-29 September 2016, we are revisiting key topics gathered from last year’s stellar event. In this video, Lloyds Banking Group corporate real estate counsel Lesley Wan and Legal Practice Technologies general counsel Bruce Macmillan talk about the results of last year’s Business Leadership report, which were […]

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