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Social Housing Monthly Law Update – November 2018

By David Isaacson TLT provides monthly law update on all things affecting social housing. Key highlights of this month include:  New ICO GDPR guidance: Passwords and encryption in online services and websites  Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs): important changes  Government announces new generation of council housing  Continuity of planning (environmental) requirements when the UK leaves […]

Romania: Supreme Court renders decision on the point of law

By Dana Rădulescu, Anca Băițan Supreme Court’s Decision highlights The Supreme Court rendered the Decision no. 53 rendered on June 18, 2018, recently published in the Official Gazette on November 5, 2018, on the point of law (the ”Decision”). To put things in context, we mention that the Supreme Court renders a Decision on the […]

Impact of UK property changes on Jersey and Guernsey structures

The UK Government has announced that with effect from April 2019, it intends to bring non-UK investors into scope for either capital gains tax (“CGT”) or corporation tax (“CT”) on any direct or indirect gains made in relation to investments in UK property. Jersey and Guernsey have responded to the public consultations and liaised with […]

Switzerland – Proposed new class action procedure

By Dr Urs Feller, Nina Lim In Switzerland, typical class actions as known in many other jurisdictions are not available. However, ‘Dieselgate’ and similar cases also affect consumers in Switzerland. If a large number of people suffer the same or similar damage, each has to file their claim individually. While total damages are usually large the individual […]

Making a will by foreign domiciled persons to cover Jersey based movable assets

By Victoria Grogan This briefing has been prepared for clients domiciled outside Jersey who are considering making a will to cover their Jersey based movable assets. This briefing attempts to answer some of the more common questions that are asked by people who are not domiciled in Jersey, but hold assets here and are concerned about […]

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IBA calls for action on Latin America

LATIN America needs a recognised system of Bars to fight corruption, according to International Bar Association president Professor J Ross Harper. After a two-week visit to Latin America, Harper said that the judiciary was in need of an adequate system of selection and payment, and that lawyers and judges required better training. “In some countries […]

In brief: BNFL solicitor to chair north-west group

British Nuclear Fuels solicitor Edward Smethurst has become the new chair of the north-west branch of the Law Society’s Commerce and Industry Group. Smethurst takes over from Barry Lewis, of CIS, who has been chair of the group for the last four years. The north-west group represents about 300 solicitors working in industry and commerce. […]

Law Socs set to share Euro office with German Bar

A VISION that would see most national lawyers’ organisations located at a single Brussels address is starting to take shape. The Brussels office of the Law Societies of England and Wales and of Scotland is moving to new premises to be shared by the German federal Bar. They will occupy the joint premises from June. […]

Stories of the privileged

The introduction of the Defamation Bill has been widely followed. But one often over-looked proposal is the suggested extension of the statutory reporting privilege, particularly as it relates to the affairs of public companies. The existing privilege is enshrined in the Defamation Act 1952 which relates to a fair and accurate report of proceedings at […]

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