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Living but not working in the Cayman Islands

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…

“Delawyering” Inquests – Do as I say, not as I do

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) […]

High Court rules on key contractual issues in post office group litigation

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, […]

Unfair relationships: The latest for lenders

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 […]

The changing face of non-disclosure agreements

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 […]

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Shift in bondholder power creates urgency in the City

Julia Cahill discusses the struggle towards contractual subordination in the junk bond market The faltering dialogue over structural versus contractual subordination in European junk bond contracts is one that banking lawyers cannot escape from just now. Poor recovery rates for bondholders in Europe’s high-yield market – 16-17 per cent compared with 30-40 per cent in […]

An age of reason

Before the Government brings in its age discrimination laws in 2006, those seeking fairness in the workplace are being forced to use existing legislation on indirect sexual discrimination in order to get their voices heard. Jon Robins investigates At the end of last year, the Government finally unveiled its plans to beat our deepening pensions […]

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Norton Rose fast-tracks Bahrain Eurobond issue

Norton Rose has helped the Kingdom of Bahrain to complete its first sovereign Eurobond issue. The issue was rushed through three days before chief UN weapons inspector Dr Hans Blix and Dr Mohamed El Baradei, the head of the UN’s nuclear agency, presented their crucial report on the progress of weapons inspections in Iraq to […]

3/4 South Square signs up French member

3/4 South Square has recruited its first member in France, signing up Cécile Dupoux (left) as an associate tenant. Dupoux practices at Paris-based firm Sonier & Associés, which like 3/4 South Square specialises in insolvency and restructuring. The set has an established working relationship with Dupoux and the firm. Dupoux is also a UK-qualified solicitor.

Takeover Panel appoints director general

The Takeover Panel has appointed Richard Murley, a managing director of Goldman Sachs, as its new director general. Murley will be seconded to the panel from 14 April for two years.

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