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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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Linklaters is increasing its dominance of the South African government’s Black Economic Empowerment Programme (BBE) after landing a multimillion-pound sale for Impala Platinum Holdings. Linklaters corporate partner Charlie Jacobs is acting for the longstanding South African client on offloading its 27.1 per cent stake in Western Platinum and Eastern Platinum (referred to jointly as Lonplats) […]

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US firm Crowell & Moring boosted its London office last week with the hire of Jones Day intellectual property lawyer Alison Crofts. But why is this item, which frankly smacks more of the news pages, popping up in the Diary? Because of ducks. Yes, ducks. Little yellow rubber ones. These are the chaps that apparently […]

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More pins in maps: there’s something about DLA’s frenetic international transformation that is starting to ring warning bells. Over the last year DLA has managed to sniff out disgruntled partners across the Continent and launch in Spain, Belgium, Austria and now Italy. As reported yesterday on https://www.thelawyer.com, DLA has raided the entire Milan office of […]

Calls to introduce ID cards ‘insane and suicidal’

The Home Secretary David Blunkett last week announced that he was still hopeful legislation for a national identity card scheme would be in the Queen’s speech this autumn, despite widespread concerns from lawyers, civil libertarians and even from within the cabinet. The Home Secretary outlined his plans for a compulsory ID card scheme that would […]

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