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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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Ashfords to admit non-lawyers to partnership as it moves beyond law

South West firm Ashfords is set to launch a range of professional, non-legal services to complement its practice areas, as part of its five-year strategic vision. The spread of products will operate across a range of practice areas and will include services such as project management, health and safety and regulatory advice. Ashfords will run […]

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Pinsents boost insurance practice with Clydes hire

Pinsent Masons has hired Clyde & Co partner Manoj Vaghela along with legal director Chamika Hand  in its insurance group. Vaghela was a contentious insurance partner at Clyde & Co. He works on complex multi-party and multi-jurisdictional insurance disputes arising out of Bermuda Form, clinical trials, cyber liability, professional liability, management liability, directors and officers liability, […]

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Stand by your gay colleagues

The Straight Allies initiative allows firms to reinforce positive attitudes to diversity in the workplace Having ‘allies’ tends to suggest you have ‘enemies’, so the decision to launch a ‘Straight Allies’ programme to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) network at Pinsent Masons was taken after some deliberation.  As the first law firm to be […]

Costs and compliance: a strict approach

In our earlier articles we have touched on the courts’ readiness to expound the ethos behind the Jackson reforms (proportionality, efficiency and compliance in cost and case management) but, in the absence of strict precedent or significant guidance, we are also aware that judges’ attempts to interpret and implement the amended Civil Procedure Rules have […]

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