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Extension of temporary adjusted right to work checks

There has been a welcome announcement from the government today, an extension of the temporary COVID-19 adjusted right to work checks. Temporary checks will now continue until 20 June 2021.

Renew Romania 2021

A roadmap for investors and developers who are interested in entering the Romanian renewable energy markets, and for existing market players, insights on how to further streamline the setup, operation and financing of their investments in this sector.

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal finds Norwich Pharmacal relief is available in aid of foreign proceedings

The Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands (CICA) has found that the Cayman courts have jurisdiction to grant a Norwich Pharmacal Order (NPO) in support of potential proceedings before a foreign court, even where alternative statutory remedies may be available (in this instance, the provisions of the Evidence (Proceedings in Other Jurisdictions) (Cayman Islands) Order 1978 (the Evidence Order)).


A question of jurisdiction

As thousands of public sector workers take to the streets in protest against widespread spending cuts the court yesterday gave its backing for equal pay claims to be heard in the High Court. The ruling will have far reaching implications for female public sector employees, who claim they were underpaid in comparison to their male […]

Portugal’s Sérvulo and Brazil’s Manesco Ramires sign partnership agreement

Portuguese firmSérvulo & Associados has signed a partnership agreement with Brazilian outfit Manesco Ramires Perez Azevedo Marques Sociedade de Advogados. The move will see the firms collaborate on client projects of mutual interest, particularly in the infrastructure sector. The agreement consolidates the existing relationship between the firms that has been in place for around four […]

National Grid Property GC: Live wire

Given the state of the market, National Grid Property general counsel Mo Ajaz has plenty on his plate. Luckily, he knows the company inside out, says James Swift At the halfway stage of the  2011-12 financial year, National Grid reported a 3.1 per cent dip in pre-tax profit in the wake of ­Hurricane Irene, which tore along the eastern […]

Fladgate hires co-head of Finers’ real estate team

Fladgate has boosted its property team with the hire of Finers Stephens Innocent’s joint head of real estate. Stephen Lewis, who has been a partner at Finers since 2001 and was made joint head of real estate in April 2011, will join Fladgate as a partner in the real estate department in 2012. Lewis specialises […]


Jones v Kernott – into forbidden territory without a fig leaf?

Just when lawyers who are called on to advise cohabitants thought we knew where we were, we find ourselves wandering into forbidden territory without a fig leaf! Following Stack v Dowden we thought we knew pretty much where we were going: If the property is in the parties joint names but there is no deed […]

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