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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.



China’s Top 30 firms post combined revenue up 55 per cent

China’s top grossing firms made 55 per cent more money in 2015 than two years previously, exclusive research by The Lawyer has revealed. Click here to view The Lawyer China Elite 2016 report The Lawyer’s third edition of the China Top 30 report – an annual ranking and analysis of China’s leading law firms – […]

Shoosmiths helps biometric company secure funding

Shoosmiths has advised Biosite, a Midlands biometric company, on securing £4m of growth capital from Mobeus Equity Partners to further develop a new fingerprint scanning security system. Solihull-based Biosite provides biometric access control and software-based workforce management products which facilitate safe and secure sites for the construction sector. Shoosmiths’ corporate team was led by partner […]


DAC Beachcroft hires four-partner team from Clydes

DAC Beachcroft has hired a four-partner personal injury team from Clyde & Co’s London office. Partners David Knapp, John Goodman, Nigel Adams and Danielle Singer specialise in catastrophic and complex injury claims and high volume insurance work. Much of Clydes’ high volume insurance work is now being carried out in Scotland following its merger with […]

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