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Jersey: The Trusts Law 2018 – An insight

By Siobhan Riley, Andreas Kistler The Trusts (Amendment No. 7) (Jersey) Law 2018 (the Amendment Law), which came into force on 8 June 2018, reÊnes and further enhances Jersey’s trusts legislation, the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984 (the Law). Since its introduction in 1984, the Law has been amended and updated periodically, the last changes having been made […]

Trust legislation in Guernsey

By Russell Clark Much of Guernsey’s economic success over the past 50 years or so has been largely due to its adaptability and flexibility to react to changing market situations and conditions. This adaptability is no better illustrated than by the island’s willingness to amend and review legislation to ensure that it retains its position within […]

Jersey lodges the draft Taxation Law 201

Jersey has lodged the draft Taxation (Companies – Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 201- (the “Law”). The Law, once adopted, is intended to meet the commitment made by Jersey to address certain concerns raised by the EU Code of Conduct Group on Business Taxation (the “Code Group”) in relation to the need for relevant businesses to […]

Bulgaria: Companies required to register their beneficial owners by February 2019

By Gergana Roussinova Companies have until 1 February 2019 to register their beneficial owners in the Bulgarian Commercial Register and Register for Non-profit Legal Persons (the “Commercial Register“). This obligation comes as a result of the adoption of a new Law on the measures against money laundering in March this year (the “AML Law“). Who is obligated under […]

Importance of prohibition on the collateral use of disclosed documents

By Sonia Tolaney, Sandy Phipps CPR 31.22 provides that disclosed documents may be used only for the purpose of the proceedings in which they were disclosed without the consent of the disclosing party or the Court’s permission. It is well established that this rule, known as the collateral use prohibition, applies both to the disclosed documents themselves […]

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Litigation Recent Decisions 29/10/96

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Accreditation wins family lawyers' votes

Family lawyers are in favour of accreditation, according to the first count of questionnaires on the issue returned to the Law Society. A rough count of the 1,000 responses to the Family Law Committee’s consultation paper on accreditation shows that about two thirds of lawyers would support it in some form. The result is only […]

Appeal Court cuts injuries damages

A Court of Appeal decision to slash damages for severely injured accident victims has been described as a “return to the Dark Ages” by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. In a hearing last week, the Court of Appeal substantially reduced damages awarded to personal injury victims in three separate cases. The victims’ damages had […]

Poachers swoop on Milbanks' London office

Allen & Overy and US firm Shearman & Sterling have raided Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy’s staff, leaving the American practice’s London office almost entirely depleted of partners. Milbank has lost nine of its lawyers, including five partners, to the two firms in the past month. Nicholas Buckworth, Kenneth MacRitchie and Stephen Peppiatt leave for […]

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