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Jersey: The Trusts Law 2018 – An insight

By Siobhan Riley, Andreas Kistler The Trusts (Amendment No. 7) (Jersey) Law 2018 (the Amendment Law), which came into force on 8 June 2018, reÊnes and further enhances Jersey’s trusts legislation, the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984 (the Law). Since its introduction in 1984, the Law has been amended and updated periodically, the last changes having been made […]

Trust legislation in Guernsey

By Russell Clark Much of Guernsey’s economic success over the past 50 years or so has been largely due to its adaptability and flexibility to react to changing market situations and conditions. This adaptability is no better illustrated than by the island’s willingness to amend and review legislation to ensure that it retains its position within […]

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 […]

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Criminal hustice system shambolic says Heath, blaming narrow aims of police

The criminal justice system is in danger of becoming a laughing stock according to the president of the Justices’ Clerks Society. Speaking at the Justices’ Clerks Society Annual Conference on 8 May, Tony Heath described the justice system as shambolic and lacking an overall aim. Heath singled out the police for attack when he accused […]

CEDR claims solicitors avoid use of mediation

Solicitors are still not accepting mediation as a method of dispute resolution – that was the view from business at the Centre for Dispute Resolution at its conference last week. At the CEDR awards – in which Baker & McKenzie won the legal category for taking “ADR into the heart of its firm” – Lord […]

'Guesswork' jibe at govt legal aid plans

The Government’s plans to end free legal aid are based on misinformation and guesswork and should be dropped, according to a report by the National Consumer Council. In a detailed submission to the Government, published on Monday, the influential group says the plans will not necessarily save taxpayers’ money. The report warns that the costs […]

Whitewater counsel. Starr puts Kirklands on the map

Whitewater independent counsel Ken Starr is fond of using themes when he tells stories. In the Whitewater investigation, a matter that can be as perplexing as it is complicated, he says the story is all about the truth. “Ultimately, Whitewater is about truth-telling in connection with loans made in the 1980s as well as with […]

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