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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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Most US firms have used London as a gateway to Europe. The city’s status as Europe’s leading finance centre, coupled with the prevalence of English law in international transactions, has helped the UK become the staging post for a broader US invasion of Europe. There are dozens of US firms with a presence in London […]

Cabinet expected to shelve LLP Bill

City lawyers fear the Government is planning to ditch the long-awaited Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) Bill this week, prompting fears of a further partner exodus to “protected” US firms. The Cabinet Committee is expected to decide this week which bills will make it into the crowded Parliamentary legislative programme. Sources say the LLP Bill could […]

DJ Freeman takes on DAC partner

DJ Freeman has appointed Ambereen Salamat as a new partner in its insurance department. Salamat was one of the partners made redundant from the corporate team of Davies Arnold Cooper’s London office in February, along with four other partners and nine assistants. DAC is making about 90 staff redundant this year and has closed down […]

Eagle Star slims legal panel

Eagle Star’s legal panel is on tenterhooks as the insurance giant has begun to scale it down by knocking firms out before the re-tendering process. This is the first move Eagle Star has made towards streamlining its panel after the company shut down its in-house legal department four months ago. According to several sources, Eagle […]

Jimi Hendrix's father seeks lost royalties

Roger Pearson reports on a music industry dispute over the singer’s royalty rights for six albums that has endured for three decades. A high-profile music industry battle is looming in the High Court over the royalty rights to six albums by the late Jimi Hendrix. The battle has been launched by Experience Hendrix LLC, a […]

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