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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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Lovells makes Freshfields hire

Lovells has hired a new partner in Milan from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Marco Lantelme, a former senior finance associate at Freshfields, will launch an Italian capital markets and securitisation practice from Lovells’ Milan office. The move follows the exit of corporate head Greg Terry from Lovells’ Asian practice after just one year. Lovells is understood […]

Linklaters in international launch of ‘volunteer days’

Linklaters has taken the lead from investment banking clients, including Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, to become what is believed to be the first UK law firm to introduce a ‘volunteer day’ across its international network. The initiative, dubbed ‘Time to Volunteer’, will see all Linklaters staff, including partners, fee-earners and support staff, offered an […]

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It is five years since the most radical changes for more than a century were imposed upon the civil justice system. Lord Woolf’s reforms, which brought the new Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) regime into effect on 26 April 1999, were brought in under ‘Access to Justice’. The main impetus for the reforms were the delay, […]

Freshfields takes the tube for £30m

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer reaped almost £30m in fees advising on the three controversial London Underground public-private partnerships (PPPs), it has emerged. According to a report published by the National Audit Office today (17 June) the magic circle firm earned £29.2m in fees over a period of five years. Meanwhile, London Underground’s financial adviser PriceWaterhouseCoopers pocketed […]

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