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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 […]

Supreme Court’s refusal on Barnardo’s switching to CPI

By Ian J Gordon, Simon Davies, Chris Edwards-Earl The Barnardo’s scheme’s rules stated that uprating of benefits must be based on the “general index of retail prices or any replacement adopted by the trustees without prejudicing approval”. While the retail price index (RPI) continues to be published (i.e. not “replaced”), the Supreme Court found it is not open […]

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A STAUNCH critic of Martin Mears has trounced an “anti-establishment” opponent in a Law Society Council by-election. Supporters of the campaign to oust Mears at this summer’s election will take heart from Andrew Holroyd’s victory in the Merseyside constituency by-election. But Mears stressed that the election was a purely local affair and pointed out that […]

Province of opportunities

There was a sharp intake of breath amongst Northern Irish firms when they heard that London-based Kennedys and Dublin-based Arthur Cox were to open offices in the province last year. As one local lawyer said: “After all the years of people not so much as wanting to stay overnight, it is annoying that they are […]

New senior partner at Fishburn Boxer

PROFESSIONALS are increasingly being made scapegoats when things go wrong, according to Andrew Davis, new senior partner at insurance law firm Fishburn Boxer. Davis, whose appointment will take effect from the beginning of next month, sees his role as “consolidating and building upon the existing success of the firm”. He replaces existing senior partner Richard […]

Grounds for appeal in Westminster case

It is unlikely that any of the council members or officers surcharged at the conclusion of the Westminster ‘homes for votes’ inquiry will accept the penalty without challenge. And Dame Shirley Porter and her colleagues have a right of appeal against the decision of district auditor John Magill. But in hearing appeals from a local […]

Leading legal aid lawyer appointed as Circuit Judge

PROMINENT London legal aid solicitor Robert Winstanley has been appointed a Circuit Judge. Winstanley, who founded north London legal aid firm Winstanley Burgess with longtime friend and colleague David Burgess, has already started his new job on the South East Circuit. His appointment as a full-time judge has forced him to resign from both his […]

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