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Cartels and the construction sector: Levelling up and screwing down

In recent years, the UK’s construction sector has not had a happy track record with respect to competition law enforcement, where the Competition and Markets Authority has fined construction companies a total of £67 million across five cases. Of particular significance is the increased focus on individual responsibility, as these cases also led to the disqualification of 11 directors and two criminal convictions.

Snapshot: Enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in the Cayman Islands

Foreign arbitral awards may be enforced relatively quickly and easily in the Cayman Islands and the Cayman Islands courts are willing to assist with the recovery of judgment debts. This Snapshot provides an overview of the recognition process and the steps that are then available for enforcement.

Jersey Royal Court concludes there is no substratum rule that applies to Jersey trusts

The Royal Court has recently clarified the Jersey law position of whether a trust is able to lose its substratum. Following analysis of the recent decision of the Bermuda Court of Appeal in Grand View Private Trust Company Limited v Wong & Ors, the Royal Court concluded that there was no substratum rule which applied to Jersey trusts and that powers of addition or exclusion contained within Jersey trusts should be given their natural meaning.

Working with AI

On 23 September 2021 Shoosmiths hosted its latest IHL webinar on working with AI: the key types, implementing AI and what the future might bring. Ian Blackwell represented Next Retail Ltd on the panel, alongside Simon McArdle and Sebastian Price, Commercial Partners at Shoosmiths.



MoFo first major law firm to launch iPhone app

US firm Morrison & Foerster has entered the digital age with the launch on an iPhone application MoFo2Go. The app, which is available as a free download, is one of the first of its kind to be developed by a corporate law firm. MoFo2Go is divided into four function areas which allow its users to […]


US firms likely to eclipse UK players in race to conquer Indian market

Lower fees and exclusive tie-ups mean US firms could steal a march on their UK counterparts when it comes to gaining a firm footing in the Indian market. Research from RSG Consulting has revealed that while UK firms are still the most visible in India, the amount of US investment in and out of India […]

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Blackstone Chambers hunts for juniors to stabilise gearing

Blackstone Chambers is looking for junior barristers to balance the shape of its commercial practice. Joint head of chambers Ian Mill QC said: “We now have four new commercial silks in chambers. It hasn’t given us a complete imbalance, but it does mean that there are fewer people to take on the junior work. “Increasingly […]

Sharp Operator

It took a while, but Dewey & LeBoeuf finally has its man in London. As we report today, the US firm has just appointed litigator Peter Sharp to be its London managing partner. For many in the firm’s London office it’s not a day too soon.“Ever since the merger every partner in London has been […]

Tulkinghorn: Wigs in space

There’s plenty of talk in law student circles about how to make your application stand out from the crowd. But young would-be lawyers at ­Sunderland University must be pulling ­Tulkinghorn’s leg with its new space law module. Apparently it is boldly going where no other law facility has gone before and exploring the potential legal […]

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