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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 […]

Pension schemes – staying on the right side of new GDPR rules

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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Farrer & Co woos partners

ROYAL solicitors Farrer & Co is beefing up its private client base by poaching Stephenson Harwood’s head of corporate tax and swallowing the remainder of Rowe & Maw’s private client department. Stephenson Harwood partner John Carrell is heading for Farrers, where he will be joined by Rowe & Maw’s head of the private client department. […]

Berrymans IT partner in move to DWF

DAVIES Wallis Foyster has poached a Berrymans Lace Mawer partner to head its competition law, IT and IP department. Berrymans salaried partner Laurence Pritchard joins Davies Wallis Foyster in September. His remit is to expand the department. Pritchard is one of four partners in Berrymans’ Liverpool-based company and commercial law department. Pritchard says he is […]

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“I have stolen quite a nice paperweight from his office which he left behind.” – Cobbett’s managing partner Michael Shaw on the departure of intellectual property partner Philip Atkinson, who has been poached by Eversheds’ Birmingham office to head its IP department.

Osborne Clarke gains Kemp's key IT partner

Osborne Clarke’s London IT department has gained one partner and lost another this week. The firm is poaching Clifford Chance-trained Ashley Winton, who helped to set up Kemp & Co with Richard Kemp last year. He is leaving because he says that a two-partner firm lacks the resources and breadth of work that he wants […]

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