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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 […]

Need for formal agreement to swap personal data under GDPR

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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In brief: Quality standards boost LawNet profits

National law firm group LawNet says the six months since the introduction of its own quality standard has shown a “substantial improvement in profitability over the same period in the preceding years”. It says the period for December 1994 through to May this year showed a gross income increase of 4.74 per cent on the […]

Complaints prompt Law Soc IT guide

The Law Society is to issue a set of guidelines on buying IT for law firms. The guide, which will be distributed in October, comes in response to increasing dissatisfaction with suppliers’ services and a call for greater supplier accountability. Richard Blasdale, IT consultant at Robson Rhodes, said: “The increasing amount of complaints which were […]

Who's sorry now?

There have been few times in the past when the valuing profession has been the subject of such intense scrutiny by the courts. Writ after writ seems to be issued by lenders whose loans of the late 1980s have gone into default and who have only been able to realise the security property at a […]

In brief: Goldsmith talks on Bar's equality policies

Bar Council chair Peter Goldsmith QC will outline the Bar’s equality policies in a talk for the Association of Women Barristers on 11 September. The talk will also touch on other issues affecting the future of the barristers’ profession. The event is being held in the Smoking Room, Middle Temple, and will cost £5 a […]

College of Law goes on the Internet

The College of Law has launched its own World Wide Web page on the Internet as a means of promoting itself to prospective students. The college’s home page gives users access to information on all courses, including the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test course for overseas lawyers who wish to practise as solicitors in England. The […]

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