This briefing considers the requirements for foreign nationals (meaning non-Caymanians and persons who are not married to a Caymanian) not wishing to work in the Cayman Islands but to reside there. For those considering such a move, there are various options open to them to make their relocation a reality…
What does the Government’s ‘Final Report: Review of Legal Aid for Inquests’ mean for Advocates? This report was published in February 2019. The section entitled ‘Making sure inquests remain inquisitorial’ at paragraphs 184 – 202 is particularly worth reading. The estimated cost of providing representation for families at inquests where the state is represented (a recommendation under review) […]
By Gwendoline Davies, Nick McQueen On 15 March 2019, the High Court handed down its first judgment on substantive issues in the high-profile Post Office Group Litigation, as Commercial Dispute Resolution specialists Gwendoline Davies and Nick McQueen explain. The judgment, which stretches to 315 pages, is notable because it covers many different key contractual issues, […]
By Christina Gill January 2019 saw two key cases concerning ‘unfair relationships’ between lenders and borrowers. Banking & Finance Litigation specialist Christina Gill looks at Pontearso v Greenlands Trading and Pilgrim Rock v Iwaniuk and explains the latest key takeaways for lenders. What is an ‘unfair relationship’? Section 140A of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (CCA) provides […]
By Jo Tunnicliff Business Minister Kelly Tolhurst has announced that the rules surrounding non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and confidentiality clauses will become more restrictive. We look at the proposed changes and how these could impact employers. How are such agreements used at the moment? Currently, a large number of employers use NDAs and confidentiality agreements to […]
Leah Cooper has become something of a celebrity in legal circles. A few months ago she noticed that the team she runs in her capacity as managing attorney at global mining company Rio Tinto was overburdened with menial tasks. But she was unable to justify recruiting further staff in the current economic climate.
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Dentons continues to boast the world’s largest real estate group by headcount, according to The Lawyer‘s survey of the top 50 biggest teams, while four firms have entered the rankings. Dentons has a total of 392 partners and 1,400 lawyers globally, up from 375 and 1,300 last year, The Lawyer can reveal. For a firm […]
Bird & Bird has revealed the gender pay gap among its partnership is virtually non-existent on a median basis, although when combined with non fee-earning staff the gap grows to 43.5 per cent. The firm became the first to disclose information on partners last year, but did not publish exact figures. This year, however, the […]
Clifford Chance and Kirkland & Ellis are acting in a fresh takeover approach of British satellite company Inmarsat by a private equity-led consortium, in a deal that would value it at about $3.3bn (£2.5bn) and take it private. The magic circle firm has rallied a team in London and Washington, led by corporate partners Lee […]
As One Brick Court prepares to close its doors this summer, a number of its media and defamation stars have found new homes, including Andrew Caldecott QC who was recently instructed by Linklaters in its injunction hearing. Caldecott QC is one of several heavy hitters who will move to rival media chambers 5RB in Gray’s […]
Slaughter and May has announced its smallest promotions round since 2013, with just two lawyers promoted to partner in London and Hong Kong. Corporate finance and M&A lawyer Harry Bacon in London and M&A and capital markets lawyer Jing Chen in Hong Kong will join Slaughter’s partnership in May 2019. Bacon joined Slaughters as a […]
German titan Noerr carried off the title European Law Firm of the Year last night at a sparkling ceremony in London’s Grosvenor House in an evening that shone the spotlight on emerging talent across the Continent. Noerr, which was the clear winner in the German category, carried off the European accolade after judges praised its […]