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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 […]

Supreme Court’s refusal on Barnardo’s switching to CPI

By Ian J Gordon, Simon Davies, Chris Edwards-Earl The Barnardo’s scheme’s rules stated that uprating of benefits must be based on the “general index of retail prices or any replacement adopted by the trustees without prejudicing approval”. While the retail price index (RPI) continues to be published (i.e. not “replaced”), the Supreme Court found it is not open […]

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Irish barrister hauled up before Tribunal for setting up Web site

Irish barrister Kieron Wood has been hauled before a Bar Council disciplinary tribunal for setting up a Web site on the Internet. Wood, a former journalist who has been a barrister in Ireland since 1995, set up the site at the beginning of the year, despite a request from the Bar not to. It is […]

Hoon urges direct Bar-client deals

Barristers should be able to directly negotiate with clients when hammering out conditional fee deals, according to government minister Geoff Hoon. The Parliamentary Secretary at the Lord Chancellor’s Department, said it made sense for barristers to become closely involved in negotiating the uplift for a conditional fee. Any direct negotiation over the uplift – the […]

Upstairs, downstairs

Things are even worse than Nigel Savage thinks (The Lawyer 14 October; and Helen Cannings, The Lawyer 23 September). Some law schools in the new universities are recruiting Oxbridge graduates as LPC students, lecturers and at professorial level. Professor Peter Kunzlik, MA, LLM (Cantab), Head of Centre for Legal Research, Nottingham Trent University

IBA acts to stamp out prejudice

Lawyers worldwide are to be called upon to act as “role models and agents for change” under the first ever IBA guidelines designed to stamp out discrimination in the profession. But the guidelines, drawn up by the organisation’s Discrimination and Gender Equality Committee, stop short of compelling member Bar associations to comply. They will require […]

Pro Bono Watch

Write to: The Editor, The Lawyer, 50 Poland Street, London W1V 4AX, fax 0171 734 0534, e-mail lawyer.edit@chiron.co.uk, DX44700 Soho Square I read with interest the viewpoint page concerning the launch of the Pro Bono Watch campaign by The Lawyer. Pro bono work forms a very important part of a lawyer’s role in the community […]

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