Royal Weddings and the law…

For readers interested in the legal issues &c associated with today’s Royal Wedding, here are the relevant links in chronological order: Announcement of engagement, [171127]. The Licensing Act 2003 (Royal Wedding Licensing Hours) Order 2018 [9 May 2018] Instrument of Consent [11 May 2018] Presiding Bishop Curry to give address at Royal Wedding, [11 May… via Royal Wedding – some legal links — Law & Religion UK Advertisements Continue reading Royal Weddings and the law…

The UK Supreme Court confirms the enforceability of No Oral Variation clauses in English law contracts

  The Supreme Court has overturned a decision that contractual clauses requiring amendments to be in writing would not preclude amendments subsequently being effected orally: Rock Advertising Ltd v MBB Business Exchange Centre Ltd [2018] UKSC 24. This is an important judgment which means that “no oral modification” (or NOM) clauses will generally be given effect so as to… via Supreme Court breathes new life into “no oral modification” clauses — Herbert Smith Freehills – Litigation notes Continue reading The UK Supreme Court confirms the enforceability of No Oral Variation clauses in English law contracts

Human Rights in Bermuda: two steps forwards, three steps backwards?

The Court of Appeal for Bermuda has recently handed down its judgment in the case of The Minister of Home Affairs et all v Tavares & Tavares [2018] CA Bda 11 Civ. The three judges (Bell AJ, Christopher Clarke AJ, and President Scott Baker) unanimously allowed the Minister of Home Affairs’ appeal, concluding that the Minister was perfectly entitled to discriminate against non-Bermudians such as Mr. and Mrs. Tavares on issues of immigration and employment, given the specific wording of Bermuda’s 1968 Constitution and its Human Rights Act 1981. The fact that they might be British Overseas Territories Citizens (or … Continue reading Human Rights in Bermuda: two steps forwards, three steps backwards?

Binance and Bermuda: an exchange of vows?

Premier and Minister of Finance of Bermuda David Burt signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Binance Group on Friday, Bernews reports April 27. The MOU establishes funding for educational programs related to fintech and blockchain startups. Burt signed the MOU with Changpeng Zhao, founder and CEO of the world’s second largest cryptocurrency exchange by market capitalization. Burt said that Binance’s goals […] via @Binance Signs $15 Mln Agreement w/ #Bermuda Government @BermudaPremier — Bermuda Stream Continue reading Binance and Bermuda: an exchange of vows?

The next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Bermuda: Mr. Narinder Hargun

The Governor of Bermuda has just announced his decision to appoint Mr. Narinder Hargun as the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Bermuda, with effect from the middle of July 2018. Mr. Hargun is a very highly regarded Bermudian litigator and senior advocate at the Bermuda Bar, having spent most of his career at the leading Bermuda law firm Conyers Dill & Pearman (from which he has only just retired as a partner, as of 31 March 2018). Congratulations, Chief Justice (in waiting) Hargun! The announcement has been received very positively by most social media commentators in Bermuda, … Continue reading The next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Bermuda: Mr. Narinder Hargun

Wrotham Park revisited!

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court overturned a Court of Appeal judgment which potentially expanded the availability of “Wrotham Park” or negotiating damages, and signalled a return to more orthodox reasoning in relation to the award of damages for breach of contract and the quantification of economic loss: Morris-Garner and another v One Step… via Supreme Court decision clarifies basis for the award of Wrotham Park damages — Herbert Smith Freehills – Litigation notes Continue reading Wrotham Park revisited!

More moonlighting in the Cayman Islands from the Chief Justice of Bermuda …

In In the matter of Nanfong International Investments Limited FSD No.256 of 2017 (IKJ), Justice Kawaley reaffirmed the high threshold for applicants seeking a case management stay as determined in the case of AHAB v Saad Investments Company Limited and 43 others [2010 (2) CILR 289]. Chadwick P, giving judgment on behalf of the Cayman… via High threshold for case management stays reaffirmed by the Cayman courts — The Offshore Litigation Blog Continue reading More moonlighting in the Cayman Islands from the Chief Justice of Bermuda …