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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 […]

How to manage virtual cross-cultural teams – Interculturality

How to manage virtual teams In our last blog, we explored why it’s important to capitalise on internal resources by designing inclusive workplaces. Inclusion often encounters resistance among those who consider it a passing HR trend and feel the voice of the diversity and inclusion (D&I) advocates is too paternalistic. But often this resistance exists because […]

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Paul Hastings advises as Zynga sues former manager

Paul Hastings is advising US social gaming company Zynga on a lawsuit that sees the company allege that one of its former managers took trade secrets to a rival company. In the filing Zynga alleges that Alan Patmore, the former head of Zynga’s CityVille games, copied 760 company files into his DropBox storage account with […]

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Supreme Court reverses CoA ruling on the legal definition of a house

The Supreme Court has ended years of legal uncertainty by ruling on what constitutes a house in the contest of leasehold enfranchisement. The two joined appeals raised the question of whether a property used wholly for commercial purposes qualified as a ‘house’ under legislation governing the right to leasehold enfranchisement – the right of a […]

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Wiggin to open Brussels office with hire of Motion Picture Association GC

UK media boutique Wiggin is to open its first international office in Brussels with Motion Picture Association’s (MPA) European legal head Ted Shapiro. According to the firm, the office, which is due to open in January 2013, will meet client demand for pan-European copyright advice and will focus on copyright and content protection issues affecting […]

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The Lawyer UK 200 2012

Click below to view The Lawyer UK 200 2012 as it appeared in print. You can also buy an enhanced version of The Lawyer UK 200 with write-ups on each firm in the top 200 looking at their strategy and performance over the last year. The pdf, which is viewable on iPads and other tablets, […]

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Burger & Lobster

Brecher managing partner Nicky Richmond is bang on trend with her Burger & Lobster dining experience – though at her age she quite rightly refuses to queue I’m sure you’ve heard of it. If you haven’t, where have you been? It’s bang on trend, the trend being to serve something really simple and do it […]

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