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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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The new African & Caribbean Lawyers Society will launch with a benefit event in aid of the Stephen Lawrence family’s appeal for legal aid. The group, set up under the auspices of the College of Law, is staging its first event at the Jamaican High Commission, Prince Consort Road, on Friday, 25 April, at 9pm.

The qualities of the qualified

Few cases in which Family President Sir Stephen Brown gives judgment in open court fail to make the headlines. One recently, however, did not. But from the point of view of the legal profession, it is, in the words of one lawyer involved, “a very important ruling”. The case was over the rights of the […]

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If 1996 was the year when Internet became the word most used without any real understanding, then 1997 may well be the year when we work it all out. Last year, Internet panic swept through the travel industry as companies wondered and worried about the effect of this new medium. One moment an ugly rumour […]

Colin Joseph on how litigators can offer alternatives to litigation

We hear much nowadays of alternative dispute resolution. It is normally assumed that this involves the intervention of an outside party, such as a mediator, to facilitate a successful outcome. Certainly litigators should be flexible enough to apply these methods where appropriate. But they must also be prepared to use their own imagination and negotiating […]

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