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  • Insurance in the British Virgin Islands weblink

    Briefings | 6 August 2013

    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.

  • It's all about the process: disciplinary procedures weblink

    Briefings | 29 July 2013

    In Guernsey and Jersey there are currently no statutory provisions which dictate how a disciplinary procedure should be conducted.

  • Victimisation claims — has employment protection gone too far? weblink

    Briefings | 29 July 2013

    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…...

  • Zero-hours contracts — Wojtazewski v BOA Ltd weblink

    Briefings | 29 July 2013

    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).

  • Cotterill v David Rubin and Partners (C.I) Ltd weblink

    Briefings | 29 July 2013

    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...

  • Guernsey population control proposals: managing the size and make-up of the island's population weblink

    Briefings | 29 July 2013

    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 holiday is good for your health weblink

    Briefings | 29 July 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.

  • Urban planning: an ideal or reality? weblink

    Briefings | 17 July 2013

    Almost all land use in Guernsey is affected by urban planning on a daily basis.

  • Taking title to real estate in the Cayman Islands weblink

    Briefings | 12 July 2013

    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.

  • New report on the value of Jersey to the UK economy weblink

    Briefings | 4 July 2013

    Report demonstrates the substantial contribution made by Jersey to the British economy.

  • Control of Housing and Work (Jersey) Law 2012 now in force weblink

    Briefings | 2 July 2013

    The Control of Housing & Work (Jersey) Law 2012, which has been in discussion for many years, came into force on 1 July 2013.

  • 26-week qualifying period for unfair dismissal to remain weblink

    Briefings | 19 June 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 weblink

    Briefings | 19 June 2013

    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.

  • In specie distributions — legal update weblink

    Briefings | 7 June 2013

    On 18 February 2013, the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal released its judgment in Re FIA Leveraged Fund.

  • Top tips for drafting weblink

    Briefings | 6 June 2013

    Morven McMillan, partner at Mourant Ozannes, offers his top tips for drafting.

  • Litigation funding, champerty and the Code of 1771 weblink

    Briefings | 4 June 2013

    It’s official. Third-party litigation funding will not infringe the laws against champerty and maintenance and will not be contrary to the Code of 1771.

  • The Cayman Islands get ready for AIFMD weblink

    Briefings | 3 June 2013

    This briefing describes how the Cayman Islands have prepared in order to enable Cayman AIFMs and AIFs to continue to market actively to professional investors in the EEA from 22 July 2013.

  • The BVI get ready for AIFMD weblink

    Briefings | 3 June 2013

    This briefing describes how the BVI has prepared in order to enable BVI AIFMs and AIFs to continue to market actively to professional investors in the EEA from 22 July 2013.

  • Jersey gets ready for AIFMD weblink

    Briefings | 3 June 2013

    This briefing describes how Jersey has prepared itself to enable Jersey AIFMs to continue to actively market to professional investors in the EEA beyond 22 July 2013.

  • Guernsey gets ready for AIFMD weblink

    Briefings | 3 June 2013

    This briefing describes how Guernsey has prepared itself to enable Guernsey AIFMs to continue to actively market to professional investors in the EEA beyond 22 July 2013.

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