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Jersey: The Trusts Law 2018 – An insight

By Siobhan Riley, Andreas Kistler The Trusts (Amendment No. 7) (Jersey) Law 2018 (the Amendment Law), which came into force on 8 June 2018, reÊnes and further enhances Jersey’s trusts legislation, the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984 (the Law). Since its introduction in 1984, the Law has been amended and updated periodically, the last changes having been made […]

Trust legislation in Guernsey

By Russell Clark Much of Guernsey’s economic success over the past 50 years or so has been largely due to its adaptability and flexibility to react to changing market situations and conditions. This adaptability is no better illustrated than by the island’s willingness to amend and review legislation to ensure that it retains its position within […]

Jersey lodges the draft Taxation Law 201

Jersey has lodged the draft Taxation (Companies – Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 201- (the “Law”). The Law, once adopted, is intended to meet the commitment made by Jersey to address certain concerns raised by the EU Code of Conduct Group on Business Taxation (the “Code Group”) in relation to the need for relevant businesses to […]

Bulgaria: Companies required to register their beneficial owners by February 2019

By Gergana Roussinova Companies have until 1 February 2019 to register their beneficial owners in the Bulgarian Commercial Register and Register for Non-profit Legal Persons (the “Commercial Register“). This obligation comes as a result of the adoption of a new Law on the measures against money laundering in March this year (the “AML Law“). Who is obligated under […]

Importance of prohibition on the collateral use of disclosed documents

By Sonia Tolaney, Sandy Phipps CPR 31.22 provides that disclosed documents may be used only for the purpose of the proceedings in which they were disclosed without the consent of the disclosing party or the Court’s permission. It is well established that this rule, known as the collateral use prohibition, applies both to the disclosed documents themselves […]

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Personal injury (PI) law-yers renewed calls for a new approach to handling major disasters after last month’s Potters Bar train crash “The aftermath of the crash begins to bear all the hallmarks of previous disasters at Paddington, Southall, King’s Cross and the sinking of the Marchioness riverboat,” said Patrick Allen, the president of the Association […]

Rosling King sues client Rothschild

City firm Rosling King is due to appear in court to recoup unpaid legal fees of more than £100,000 allegedly owed to it by an arm of international banking house NM Roths-child & Sons The High Court trial was due to start today (17 June), and an application last month by Rothschild Trust to have […]

Deayton's secret weapon in privacy case: Spearman

Schillings’ instruction of rising silk Richard Spearman was crucial in its battle against The Mail on Sunday Will privacy laws swing in the favour of newspapers that wish to publish sordid details of a male celebrity’s sexual activities, or to the personalities who want to keep the more juicy details of their lives to themselves? […]

PI firms quick to take up online settlement option

Leading personal injury (PI) firms were signing up to a new online ‘blind bidding’ settlement service last week Five firms are to sign up to the WeCanSettle scheme, pioneered by trade union firm Thompsons. Manchester PI firm Donns Solicitors last week became the first firm to make a formal commitment to use the system firmwide.The […]

Cool as Hell

Tulkinghorn found time this week to dip into the Legal Executive journal, which threatens to displace CPS News as Tulkinghorn’s favourite read (notwithstanding the fabulous CPS News offer of a stylish Crown Prosecution Service pen to all published letter writers). Legal executives often get a bit of a raw deal, with many of the more […]

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