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The Royal Court set aside an instrument of appointment excluding beneficiaries from a trust as being a decision which no reasonable trustee could have taken.
Propertology is the study of all things property related. There is no land registry in Guernsey, so we need to consider the title and any plans not only of the target property but also that of every neighbour.
These three small ‘offshore jurisdictions’ are dominated by offshore finance and influenced, although not bound, by UK law. However, they are also very different.
The long arm of the law — freestanding Mareva injunctions and clarification from the Court of Appeal
On 4 June 2013, the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal delivered its judgment in VTB Capital PLC v Universal Telecom Management.
On 16 July 2013, the States of Jersey (the island’s parliament) passed an amendment to the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984.
The Financial Services Commission recently reported that there are more than 2,301 entities licensed to carry on insurance business in or from within the BVI.
In Guernsey and Jersey there are currently no statutory provisions which dictate how a disciplinary procedure should be conducted.
In the recent UK case of Woodhouse v West North West Home Leeds, the Employment Tribunal’s original judgment was overturned by the Employment Appeal Tribunal, producing an interesting outcome and one which some employers may find unpalatable and a step too far…...
The Jersey Employment Tribunal (JET) has recently struck out a claim for redundancy and payment of notice brought by a worker contracted under a zero hours contract on the basis that he was not an ‘employee’ and was not therefore entitled to bring any claims under the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003 (the Law).
On 3 June 2013, the Guernsey Employment and Discrimination Tribunal held that Susan Cotterill had been unfairly dismissed by reason of redundancy from Archer Divers Builders Limited, but concluded that...
On 26, 27 and 28 June 2013, the States of Guernsey debated the Billet D’Etat No XI 2013 dated 10 May 2013, having regard to the Report prepared by the Policy Council dated 29 April 2013.
A number of studies have extoled the virtues of the humble holiday, hailing its ability to reduce blood pressure, improve sleep and recover from (or avoid) stress. It is difficult to deny that holiday is important for both employers and employees.
Almost all land use in Guernsey is affected by urban planning on a daily basis.
Before purchasing real estate in the Cayman Islands, very careful consideration should be given as to how to take title to the real estate to be purchased.
Report demonstrates the substantial contribution made by Jersey to the British economy.
The Control of Housing & Work (Jersey) Law 2012, which has been in discussion for many years, came into force on 1 July 2013.
The Employment Forum has recommended that the existing qualifying period for protection against unfair dismissal should remain at 26 weeks.
Royal Court authorises a 'pre-packaged' sale pursuant to Article 155 of the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991
The Royal Court has, for the first time, authorised liquidators to enter into a ‘pre-packaged’ sale under Article 155 of the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991.
On 18 February 2013, the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal released its judgment in Re FIA Leveraged Fund.
Morven McMillan, partner at Mourant Ozannes, offers his top tips for drafting.