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Practical insight into Land Registration Act 2002 proposed amendments

By Erin Keating In April 2016, Walker Morris considered the Law Commission’s Consultation Paper which detailed proposed amendments to the Land Registration Act 2002 (the Act). Following an extensive review with industry professionals, a draft bill seeking to implement a wide range of amendments has now been placed before Parliament. Walker Morris’ Louise Power and Erin Keating […]

Jersey employers – brace yourself for extended maternity leave reforms

By Helen Ruelle, Laura Shirreffs Extended maternity and paternity leave provision comes into force from the start of next month and employers need to have updated handbooks, policies and contracts in time for the change. The new rights offer 26 weeks of leave to parents with no qualifying period, with six weeks paid at the employee’s usual full rate […]

New streamlined procedure for pre-application planning advice in Guernsey

By Claire Smith, Martyn Baudains Guernsey’s Development Control team has launched a new, more streamlined procedure for providing pre-application planning advice. The pre-application service, which is free of charge, provides advice and guidance prior to the submission of a planning application on all types of development such as exemptions queries, larger scale projects such as replacement dwellings and works to […]

Pension schemes – staying on the right side of new GDPR rules

By Ellie Taylor New data protection laws mean that employers and pension scheme Trustees need to have a formal agreement in place to swap personal data. The legal landscape for data protection laws in Europe changed significantly on 25 May 2018, when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force.  The running of pension schemes […]

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Paralegals half-trained, finds study

Paralegals are often ill-equipped to work in a modern legal practice, with many having received insufficient training from their firm, according to a Law Society study. Research by the society’s Research and Policy Planning Unit found 37 per cent of an estimates 25,000 non-solicitor fee earners in England and Wales believe they are under-trained. The […]

Allen & Overy rebuild in Hungary following split

City firm Allen & Overy is building up its own Hungarian law capability in Budapest following the acrimonious breakup last year of the firm’s exclusive arrangement with local practice Deri & Co. The appointment of Eva Hegedus, who comes from the Budapest office of German firm Beiten Burkhardt Mittl & Wagner, Eszter Pakucs, who was […]

Andersens appeals Dutch MDPs ban

Arthur Andersen is gearing up for a High Court challenge in Holland against a ban on multidisciplinary partnerships. Arthur Andersen, which has its own law firm, Wouters, in Holland, and Price Waterhouse, which wants to establish its own law firm, lost the first round of their legal battles with the Dutch Bar in the district […]

In brief: Leeds Law Soc elects Baker as president

Walker Morris property partner Alan Baker has been elected as president of the Leeds Law Society. He will take over the post from Ian Goldman. Baker said that he aimed to create a greater awareness of the work of the society and wanted to increase its impact as a pressure group.

Panel explains the meaning of the Net

OLSWANG and Simmons & Simmons staff staged a discussion panel on the legal repercussions of hotlinking and cacheing at the Internet World UK conference at the Olympia Conference Centre last week. Olswang partners Andrew Inglis and John Enser joined forces with Simmons & Simmons’ Jeremy Morton to discuss the legal framework surrounding cacheing, a way […]

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