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Roberts case – a summary

The name of this case may seem familiar; perhaps too familiar given the time it usually takes for matters to proceed through our court system. However, you’d be right. This is the third preliminary issue in the matter of Harry Roberts (a minor and a protected party by his mother and litigation friend Mrs Lauren […]

Covid-19 litigation update

New Practice Direction 51ZA Extension of Time Limits and Clarification of PD51Y Almost three weeks ago saw the publication of the 118th Practice Direction Update to the Civil Procedure Rules. This new practice direction, namely practice Direction 51ZA, sought to revise the usual procedures for the extension of time limits and to provide clarification on […]

Covid-19 – A ‘supervening event’?

Could these fundamental financial changes provide a basis for reopening financial remedy orders on the basis that the financial impact of the pandemic constitutes a new event which has fundamentally undermined or invalidated the basis of the original order?

Time to go home: BP v Surrey County Council and RP

This case is of importance not only because it was likely to arise in other cases in the UK context of the coronavirus, but because Article 15 considerations arise in cases of grave importance, such as national security cases.

The desire to live: AM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

In AM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 17, Lord Wilson calls the European Court on Rights out on its claim that in Paposhvili v Belgium [2017] Imm AR 867, it was doing no more than “clarifying” its judgment in N v United Kingdom (2008) 47 EHRR 39 as to the circumstances in which removal or deportation will breach Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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Covid-19: Duties of Guernsey directors

As companies continue to adjust to operating under the various regimes put in place by both the States of Guernsey and governments globally in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and even now look forward to how and when restrictions may be eased, the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (the GFSC) has issued guidance on matters they believe directors should give particular regard to when undertaking their role.

Retrospective submission of a contract of sale

On 8 May, 2020, the Supreme Court of Cyprus delivered its much-awaited judgement in the context of the appeal 68/19 (Appeal), granting leave for the submission of an application for the issuance of a Certiorari, a prerogative writ.

Non-contact business landscape

The current coronavirus pandemic has made physical business meetings difficult. This guide covers 10 jurisdictions, providing an overview of electronic contracting, governance and procedural possibilities, focusing on selected key areas.


Gateley reports full-year results

Gateley has reported its results for the year ended 30 April 2015, being the final year of the business as an LLP and prior to admission of the Group to trading on AIM on 8 June 2015.  The results set out below represent the pro-forma Plc results for the year ended 30 April 2015 based […]

City Gherkin

Cooley’s Justin Stock: How to conquer London

In just nine months US firm Cooley’s London office has grown from zero to around 70 fee-earners, but will this meteoric rise cool off? According to London managing partner Justin Stock, the team’s just getting started. “It was a fascinating time,” Stock says, describing Cooley’s London launch in January 2015.  The firm had wanted to open […]

Star legal writers: Litigation

This week our top briefings writers are taken from the litigation sector, and their posts include information on the new higher court fees, the litigation funding process, and the state of the UK’s arbitration sector. 


Moves: 14 September 2015

Move of the week Pattie Walsh has joined Bird & Bird as a partner in its global employment group. Walsh was previously DLA Piper’s head of employment law for Asia-Pacific, a role she also held at Minter Ellison between 2005 and 2009. She is currently based in London but will be permanently based in Hong […]

Keith Ruddock Weir

Weir Group GC’s retirement sparks search for successor

Weir Group’s general counsel and company secretary Keith Ruddock is to retire from the Scottish engineering company at the end of 2015.  A recruitment process is underway to find a replacement for Ruddock, who joined the company in 2012.  His appointment followed a 17-year career at Shell International, in which he held a number of […]

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