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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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Watson Farley launches joint venture with Singapore’s Asia Practice

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has established a joint venture in Singapore that will see 15 partners and more than 30 legal staff working under the banner of Watson Farley & Williams Asia Practice. The joint law venture (JLV) has created between WFW’s Singapore office, which opened in 1998, and local Singapore firm Asia Practice […]

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Irwin Mitchell moves 81 staff to BPO outfit

Irwin Mitchell is to ­transfer 81 support staff to business process outsourcing (BPO) company OCS as it looks to streamline its cost base in preparation for ­converting to an alternative business structure (ABS). The firm is offloading its facilities operations after signing a five-year deal with the company. Irwin Mitchell group operations director Gary Jackson said: “We’ve grown […]

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Taking photographs at Braehead Shopping Centre

So what actually did happen at Braehead shopping centre just a week ago today? And what should we make of the extraordinary media storm that then followed? Was it all just because a man took an innocent photograph of his daughter only to be confronted by police under anti-terrorist powers? To begin with this affair […]

European Court delivers its verdict on Premier League broadcasting cases

Field Fisher associate Daniel Geey says the Premier League will look to extract maximum value from the UK market following European broadcast rights ruling Karen Murphy is a pub landlord. She was prosecuted after purchasing a Greek decoder and decoder card in order to broadcast live Premier League (PL) matches in her Portsmouth pub. She […]

Clifford Chance adds Latham associate to high yield partnership

Clifford Chance has turned to Latham & Watkins for the latest addition to its high yield practice. Fabio Diminich, an associate at Latham & Watkins, joins Clifford Chance as a partner in its European high yield practice today. Before joining Latham & Watkins in 2005, Diminich was an associate at Weil Gotshal & Manges, in […]

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