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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 […]

Need for formal agreement to swap personal data under GDPR

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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Eversheds partner quits for Birketts

Newly made-up Eversheds employment partner Jeanette Wheeler has left to head the Norwich employment team at East Anglia firm Birketts. Eversheds Norwich employment head Owen Warnock said: “We would have liked Jeanette to stay to participate in the growth of Eversheds’ employment law work in Norwich, but I can understand the attraction to her of […]

Cobbetts gives up partner to Harvey Ingram

Cobbetts has lost another senior partner, with Birmingham commercial head Simon Bates set to join Midlands rival Harvey Ingram’s commerce and technology practice. Bates, who will be based in Birmingham, will divide his time as practice head between the city and Harvey Ingram’s Leicester headquarters. The hire of Bates, who joins with a junior, brings […]

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Chinese authorities have published a set of strict guidelines to rein in foreign investors looking to cash in on the rising renminbi. Andrew McGinty reports On 11 July 2006, the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) Ministry of Construction, Ministry of Commerce and National Reform and Development Commission, as well as the People’s Bank of China, […]

New coalition stresses role of councils in fighting recidivism

A coalition of councils, probation boards and penal reformers has formed to lobby the Government to let local authorities play a greater part in tackling the UK’s chronic problem of criminal reoffending and in rescuing its overloaded prison system. The Coalition of Social and Criminal Justice, which has members including the Local Government Association (LGA), […]

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‘Fantasy’ job for new general counsel

Lewis Silkinhas won videogame developer Square Enix as a client after the company hired a new head of legal for Europe. Penny Laurence moved to Square Enix from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in August, where she spent five years working in the risk management team of the business recovery services practice. Laurence said she picked Lewis Silkin […]

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