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Update on Bermuda private trust companies

Many offshore jurisdictions saw notable reforms in 2018. This article considers how recent changes to the regulation of financial services in Bermuda have affected private trust companies. These legislative amendments were made primarily to ensure that Bermuda’s legal framework remains up to date with international standards, which are aimed at maintaining the international financial system’s […]

The basics: How to wind up a corporate debtor

A company has outstanding debts and it seems they are struggling financially. What can you do to try and get your debts settled? Is applying to have the company wound up the answer? Here, we take a look at what you will need to consider before a decision is made and we take a look […]

Blowing hot and cold on the jurisdiction of an adjudicator

In the recent case of SKYMIST HOLDINGS LIMITED v GRANDLANE DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED [2018], the Technology and Construction Court (TCC), considered the principle of “approbation and reprobation” in “satellite litigation” over the jurisdiction of adjudicators. But is challenging the jurisdiction of an adjudicator worth the cost involved? We review the key points in the Skymist decision, and the TCC‘s […]

Is legislation pending on bankruptcy, pension plans and lenders?

Public consultations on enhancing retirement security led by the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada closed in late 2018. Given the importance and complexity of the subject matter, the one-month consultation period offered by the government was curiously short. Given that 2019 is an election year, the quick completion of the process could […]

Apples to Oranges: how investigations differ from a litigation approach when implementing eDiscovery solutions

Competition matters, and investigations more generally, differ greatly in execution from the approach to eDiscovery taken in litigation.  Understanding the potential issues is paramount in developing an eDiscovery model that tackles the regulatory pressures faced by legal teams and their corporate clients. In the first article in this series we compare the different approaches and examine […]

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First solicitor advocate to become Counsel to the Crown

Peter Woodhouse who specialises in Employment and Tribunal Law at the Bristol based firm has been appointed as a Junior Counsel to the Crown (Provincial Panel). The appointment will be for three years initially and Peter can expect to be handling work from Government departments from this July. Woodhouse says of his appointment: “It is […]

London leads way in mediation boom

Mediation and arbitration is a growth area throughout the legal market – and London has become the leading centre for settling cross-border cases. Claire Smith reports. The litigation market is experiencing a radical shake-up. “Those firms that are into mediation and arbitration work are well placed,” says leading alternative dispute resolution (ADR) partner Stephen York […]

Lariam claims discontinued

I refer to the claims section of the 21 February edition of The Lawyer on page 25. You report that a woman named Rebecca Shaw has launched proceedings against her doctor and Roche Products in connection with the anti-malarial drug Lariam. However, Shaw discontinued her claim approximately two years ago. What has happened is that […]

Gordons Wright enters Leeds with Cranswick Watson merger

Gordons Wright & Wright and Cranswick Watson are merging to create one of the largest firms in Yorkshire. The new firm, to be called Gordons Cranswick, will have 31 partners and 79 fee earners out of a total staff of 200. The link-up gives Bradford and Keighley-based Gordons its first Leeds operation. An insider in […]

It's been a good week for…

The Daily Telegraph, which successfully fought off an injunction sought by Mohamed “I beat Hamilton, I can beat you” Al Fayed (above) intended to stop publication of extracts from a book by Trevor Rees-Jones, the bodyguard who survived the crash that killed Al Fayed’s son Dodi and Diana, Princess of Wales. Judge Anne Rafferty QC […]

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