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Why all Guernsey homeowners need to make a will

By Alison Ricketts, Martyn Baudains Over the last ten years significant changes have been made to Guernsey’s laws of succession, the effects of which may be overlooked by some homeowners. Prior to 2008 if you were married with ‘legitimate’ children (children born during your marriage) and died without having made a will then your houses and land, […]

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By Victoria Grogan, Simon Lofthouse, Fiona Lilleyman, Stephanie Button After a much-needed reform in the law, people in Jersey can now create Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) to record their decisions and intentions about their assets and care, so that if they lose mental capacity, their wishes will still be respected. Similar legislation has existed […]

Government’s call for evidence on the case for a dedicated Housing Court

By Karl Anders Housing Management & Litigation expert Karl Anders explains the Government’s call for evidence on the case for a dedicated Housing Court. Have your say by 22 January 2019. Call for Evidence: the case for a Housing Court The UK Government has publicised its commitment to ensuring that everyone, whether they rent or own their home, […]

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By David Smedley, Andrew Rayment, Shakeel Dad The Government has set out its plans for the future status of EEA nationals and their family members after Brexit. Our business immigration team can assist you with any queries. The Government plans to require EEA migrants and their family members to apply for settled status under a new process. The […]

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Defamation reform urged

RADICAL reform of the UK’s “outdated” libel laws is needed, despite the Lord Chancellor’s existing proposals for change, says the Newspaper Society. The society, which represents the regional press, says the Government still needs to address fundamental issues including burden of proof, the role of the jury, and the award and calculation of damages, which […]

NY firm shuts down

New York has witnessed another dissolution with established general practice Townley & Updike announcing plans to close its doors at the end of the year. The 20-member partnership, due to vote on a draft plan for dissolution last week, had failed in its attempts to secure mergers with Coudert Brothers and Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & […]

In brief: Media barrister takes up professor's post

A barrister from 5 New Square chambers has been awarded a professorship at the European Media Business School. Tony Martino, an entertainment and intellectual property specialist, is teaching entertainment law and practice in Rome and London on a new Masters course which combines the media and the law. The course which trains its students to […]

Government figures show snapshot of crime in UK

ONLY 3 per cent of criminal offences committed lead to an offender being convicted or cautioned, says a report on the criminal justice system in England and Wales. However, variations occur between offences. The report says 14 per cent of woundings result in a caution or conviction compared to 1.6 per cent of vandalism cases. […]

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