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Where we are now with e-conveyancing and electronic mortgage deeds?

By Christina Gill In a consultation paper published in August 2018 the Law Commission has sought to address legal uncertainty surrounding the electronic execution of documents, which is causing practical problems in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven business world. For example, whilst basic contracts can be validly formed without any documentation or formality, other contracts and legal documents must comply with […]

Guide to implement new internship rules in Romania

By Amalia Surugiu, Amalia Surugiu The internship contract is an alternative tool by which a company provides a student or trainee the opportunity to work in the company to gain theoretical and practical knowledge in a specific field, with a view to possible employment after the internship is complete. The template documents necessary to put […]

Writing a will in British Virgin Islands – An overview

By Fraser Allister This briefing note provides an overview of the process and legal considerations for a person who is not domiciled in the British Virgin Islands to write a will dealing with his or her shareholding in a British Virgin Islands company. It is not legal advice and it should not be relied upon as […]

New regulations for HMO landlords for obtaining licences

New government regulations came into force in England on 1 October requiring all new and existing landlords of Houses in Multiple Occupation (“HMO’s”) to obtain licences for their properties. Government estimates suggest that the Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Prescribed Description) (England) Order 2018 will extend the existing licensing regime to 170,000 additional HMO’s.

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