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Social Housing Monthly Law Update – November 2018

By David Isaacson TLT provides monthly law update on all things affecting social housing. Key highlights of this month include:  New ICO GDPR guidance: Passwords and encryption in online services and websites  Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs): important changes  Government announces new generation of council housing  Continuity of planning (environmental) requirements when the UK leaves […]

Romania: Insolvency – Supreme Court renders decision on the point of law

By Dana Rădulescu, Anca Băițan Supreme Court’s Decision highlights The Supreme Court rendered the Decision no. 53 rendered on June 18, 2018, recently published in the Official Gazette on November 5, 2018, on the point of law (the ”Decision”). To put things in context, we mention that the Supreme Court renders a Decision on the […]

Impact of UK property changes on Jersey and Guernsey structures

The UK Government has announced that with effect from April 2019, it intends to bring non-UK investors into scope for either capital gains tax (“CGT”) or corporation tax (“CT”) on any direct or indirect gains made in relation to investments in UK property. Jersey and Guernsey have responded to the public consultations and liaised with […]

Switzerland – Proposed new class action procedure

By Dr Urs Feller, Nina Lim In Switzerland, typical class actions as known in many other jurisdictions are not available. However, ‘Dieselgate’ and similar cases also affect consumers in Switzerland. If a large number of people suffer the same or similar damage, each has to file their claim individually. While total damages are usually large the individual […]

Making a will by foreign domiciled persons to cover Jersey based movable assets

By Victoria Grogan This briefing has been prepared for clients domiciled outside Jersey who are considering making a will to cover their Jersey based movable assets. This briefing attempts to answer some of the more common questions that are asked by people who are not domiciled in Jersey, but hold assets here and are concerned about […]

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IBA Conference – India calls on foreigners to play on level playing field

The Indian Bar Association appears to have removed some obstacles to foreign lawyers setting up in its country – only to raise new ones. During the inaugural ceremony, Lalit Bhasin, honorary secretary-general of the Indian Bar Association, said international lawyers were welcome to come to India “so long as they practise on a level playing […]

UK barrister advises on Louise Woodward case

English barrister John Cooper has been trying to effect the release of Louise Woodward, using UK precedents on the adverse effect of pre-trial publicity. Cooper, of 7 Stone Buildings, has been working pro bono for the Justice for Louise Woodward Campaign. Last week he sent relevant British precedents, which he says have persuasive authority in […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 11/11/97

Appeal against conviction for psychiatric actual bodily harm R v Clarence Barrington Morris (1997) Court: CA (Potter LJ, Ebsworth J, Forbes J) 22/10/97 Appearances: Mr Kogan for the appellant. Summary: Appeal against conviction and sentence for actual bodily harm caused by stalking. Whether conviction was safe when harm was psychiatric and judge did not allow […]

In brief: Cadwaladers recruits privatisation lawyers

US firm Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has recruited Robert Vitale to head its global infrastructure and privatisation group. It has also taken on five privatisation specialists from US firm Brown & Wood and said it will hire top project finance lawyers in London.

IBA Conference – SA apologises

South Africa’s two main professional legal bodies have apologised for failing to prevent human rights abuses during the apartheid era. In their submission to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the Association of Law Societies said it let down people who were victimised under white rule. The General Council of the Bar said that its members […]

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