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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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US FIRM Bryan Cave is to open offices in Hong Kong and Beijing in a bid to break into the Far East. The firm has also announced the election of Walter Metcalfe as the firm’s new chairman and Mark Hillis as managing partner. The appointments are effective immediately. Partners Peabody Hutton and Michael Morgan will […]

Watson Farley gains US securities expert

TOP US securities’ lawyer Robert Schreiner has left Kelley, Drye and Warren to join Watson, Farley & Williams’ New York office. The move is part of Watson Farley’s expansion plans for the New York securities’ division. The office plans to recruit Americans in preference to British lawyers. It has not yet been decided how many […]

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The case of Kuwait Airways Corporation v the Kuwait Insurance Co Sak , Warba Insurance Co Sak, Al Ahelia Insurance Co Sak and Gulf Insurance Co Sak, is listed for hearing in the Commercial Court after October. In a multi million claim Kuwait Airways claim an indemnity pursuant to the terms of an aviation hull […]

Review call for court closures

LAWYERS campaigning against the closure of their courts are applying for an oral hearing for leave for judicial review following the failure of a written application. Sudbury is one of at least eight county courts which are being closed around the country. It shut in April after what local staff and solicitors regard as a […]

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