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Guernsey’s new ILS hybrid – getting even closer to the risk

Carey Olsen partner Christopher Anderson recently introduced the concept of a hybrid vehicle for use in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) industry. Here, he explains how and why he came up with the idea of the world’s first ILS hybrid. As is often said, the best ideas are always the simplest. That is reassuringly accurate for […]

Fracking, protestors and injunctions against ‘persons unknown’: Court of Appeal offers guidance amid controversial context

By David Manda, Ruth Ormrod In the recent case of Boyd v Ineos Upstream, a hotly anticipated appeal involving fracking protestors, the Court of Appeal has provided guidance on the highly topical subject of bringing injunctions against ‘persons unknown’.  Walker Morris’ specialist Real Estate Litigators David Manda and Ruth Ormrod explain and offer some practical advice.

Employment legislation update – May 2019

By David Smedley, Andrew Rayment, Shakeel Dad The last few months have seen many announcements in relation to changes expected in the employment law arena. With new information being received almost weekly, our legislation update sets out the changes in chronological order and highlights the headline points together with the proposed or confirmed implementation dates.

Case Law Update – May 2019

Nosworthy v Instinctif Partners Ltd UKEAT/0100/18 – ‘Bad leaver’ provision requiring forfeiture of shares and loan notes was not unlawful In this case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a bad leaver provision forcing an employee to give up her shareholding if she resigned was not an ‘unconscionable bargain’. Nor was it void as […]

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Ashurst’s half-year financial results have shown a 12 per cent firmwide increase in turnover on the same period last year and a 2 per cent increase in average partner count. The firm’s half-year revenue for the period from April to October 2011 was £154m, up from £138m in the same period in 2010. It posted […]

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Catholic Church responsible for child abuse, High Court rules

The High Court has ruled that the Catholic Church is responsible for child abuse by members of the clergy. In a judgment handed down yesterday Mr Justice MacDuff said that the church could not be absolved of responsibility on the grounds of members of the clergy being self-employed, stating that the relationship between a priest […]

Lalive boosts Zurich with Schindler GC

Swiss firm Lalive is taking its Zurich office up in the world by hiring the regional counsel for Europe of elevator and escalator giant Schindler. Daniel Bühr is joining Lalive as a counsel in Zurich after spending the past five years developing Schindler’s European in-house team. Lalive partner Domitille Baizeau said Bühr would bring increased commercial […]

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SJ Berwin: we’ll be a finance firm by 2015

SJ Berwin is planning to reposition itself as a finance firm within three years and aims to double the partner count in its City finance team. It follows the demise of the firm’s traditionally strong funds, private equity and real estate practices, which have been hit by the downturn and key partner exits. It aims […]

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Camerons loses pensions partner to Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke has hired CMS Cameron McKenna pensions partner Keith Webster for its Bristol practice. Webster, who is currently based in London, is set to move to Bristol to join Osborne Clarke’s three-partner team in the city. It brings the firm’s total pensions lawyer headcount to 18. Webster is one of the more junior members […]

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