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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 […]

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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

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