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Guernsey’s new ILS hybrid – getting even closer to the risk

Carey Olsen partner Christopher Anderson recently introduced the concept of a hybrid vehicle for use in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) industry. Here, he explains how and why he came up with the idea of the world’s first ILS hybrid. As is often said, the best ideas are always the simplest. That is reassuringly accurate for […]

Fracking, protestors and injunctions against ‘persons unknown’: Court of Appeal offers guidance amid controversial context

By David Manda, Ruth Ormrod In the recent case of Boyd v Ineos Upstream, a hotly anticipated appeal involving fracking protestors, the Court of Appeal has provided guidance on the highly topical subject of bringing injunctions against ‘persons unknown’.  Walker Morris’ specialist Real Estate Litigators David Manda and Ruth Ormrod explain and offer some practical advice.

Employment legislation update – May 2019

By David Smedley, Andrew Rayment, Shakeel Dad The last few months have seen many announcements in relation to changes expected in the employment law arena. With new information being received almost weekly, our legislation update sets out the changes in chronological order and highlights the headline points together with the proposed or confirmed implementation dates.

Case Law Update – May 2019

Nosworthy v Instinctif Partners Ltd UKEAT/0100/18 – ‘Bad leaver’ provision requiring forfeiture of shares and loan notes was not unlawful In this case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a bad leaver provision forcing an employee to give up her shareholding if she resigned was not an ‘unconscionable bargain’. Nor was it void as […]

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Titmuss Sainer Dechert was accused of lying by David Maclean, the former Conservative Home Office minister, last week in the House of Commons. The attack came over the firm’s role in advising Geoffrey Robinson, the Treasury minister who is under pressure over his tax affairs. Titmuss Sainer has strongly denied the charge.

The Lawyer Inquiry: Ian Slater

Ian Slater was born in Blackburn, Lancashire in 1967. He is a partner at Davies Wallis Foyster in Manchester. What was your first job? Petrol pump attendant. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? £9,500. What would you have done if you hadn’t become a lawyer? Played football. Which law could you live […]

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I refer to the article about me and certain colleagues which appeared in The Lawyer, 20 January. It incorrectly stated that I was unmarried. I have in fact been happily married to Pam for almost 10 years and she will be joining me in the Cayman Islands. I am not objecting at all to your […]

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The debate over the fees charged by Mishcon De Reya has undoubtedly not helped the image of the profession, at a time when Lord Irvine is looking for every excuse to highlight fat cat lawyers. However, I simply cannot understand why the profession did not see the opportunity to volunteer its pro bono services at […]

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