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Legal technology: Looking past the hype

Did the expression “UK Legal Tech Landscape” once make you excited and now make you groan? Increasingly you are not alone. Overblown promises and a lack of clear solution-based thinking has driven confusion and disillusionment with legal technology. This is due, in part, to the fast pace of change in the legal industry and the […]

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In a novel case, the Court of Protection has endorsed the human administration of a potential treatment for sporadic CJD, before the product has undergone any clinical trials. Bridget Dolan QC, instructed by the Official Solicitor, represented the incapacitous patient at the centre of this case. He is now to be the first human recipient […]

Approval of changes in Debt Arrangement Scheme in Scotland

By Rob Aberdein In August 2018 Rob Aberdein explained proposed changes to the Debt Arrangement Scheme (DAS) in Scotland. The legislation enacting those changes has now been approved by Parliament and the new regime will come into force on 29 October 2019.  The legislation and guidance can be viewed here.

Opening a family office in Jersey

What is a Family Office? Whilst by no means the sole definition, a very useful one is provided by the Family Office Council, a membership group for single family offices, which defines a single family office (and our focus here is on those and not multi-family offices) as a private organisation that manages the investments […]

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Djibouti: decision expected this month over allegations Gibson Dunn partner misled court

A judgment is expected in late March over whether Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray knowingly misled the courts by submitting incorrectly dated evidence in a 2013 case between the Republic of Djibouti and one of its wealthiest citizens, Abdourahman Boreh. Lawyers representing parties in the high-profile case made closing statements before Mr Justice […]

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Djibouti: Gibson Dunn apologises to court and refers itself to SRA

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has reported itself to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) over allegations that partner Peter Gray misled a court through knowingly submitting falsified evidence in a case between the Republic of Djibouti and an African businessman. In a High Court hearing before Mr Justice Flaux on Thursday (6 March), the firm apologised for […]

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