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Coming to America: Jersey approves US-style LLCs

Jersey’s decision to allow the creation of limited liability companies (LLCs) will allow the island to attract more US-based clients and offer more flexibility than the current partnership status based on English law. Here, partner James Willmott and associate David Patterson examine the options. In a move aimed at catering to Jersey’s growing pan-Atlantic business, […]

Jersey – Practical Guide to Property Law

Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands and is a self-governing British Crown Dependency with its own financial and legal systems and its own courts of law. Jersey property law is derived from a mixture of local statute and customary (common) law. Jersey’s customary law has evolved from Norman-French law and is primarily contained […]

Changes to Guernsey’s corporate tax residence rules

Guernsey’s rules on corporate tax residence changed at the beginning of 2019 following amendments to its existing tax law brought into effect by a combination of the Income Tax (Guernsey) (Amendment) (No 2) Ordinance 2018, the Income Tax (Substance Requirements) (Implementation) Regulations, 2018 and the Income Tax (Substance Requirements) (Implementation) (Amendment) Regulations, 2018, all passed […]

Bombay High Court refuses anti arbitration injuncton against arbitration proceedings on the question of appointment of the tribunal

On 17 December 2018, the Hon’ble Bombay High Court (Court), in Ravi Arya & Ors v. Palm View Overseas Limited & Ors, passed an important order in relation to an antiarbitration injunction sought by the Plaintiffs in the matter, against an arbitral proceeding seated in Mumbai. The Court held that a challenge to the constitution […]

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New York firm Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has lured a number of lawyers from leading firms in a bid to set up a derivatives practice in London. The firm, in its first foray outside the US, has hired Freshfields partner James Starkey and Wilde Sapte partners Russell Jacobs and John Walker for the new practice. […]

Poor record on monthly reconciliation of accounts

A SURVEY of the results of Law Society interventions into law firms has shown that too many practices are not paying enough attention to the monthly reconciliation of their accounts. The survey has been compiled by Hertfordshire accountancy firm Geo Little Sebire & Co, which has set up a scheme to allow firms to share […]

Bar-wide elections proposed

PLANS to open up the election of the Bar Council chair to all barristers and provide a minimum salary for pupils and young tenants are among a raft of motions before this Saturday’s Bar Council AGM. The Bar Council leadership has indicated it will oppose the call for Bar-wide elections for the chair and other […]

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McCreesh v Courtaulds – 24 April 1997 Incident: Injury at work Appeal issue: Contributory negligence Appeal contentions: Plaintiff’s appeal from order of Rix J Queen’s Bench Division, Oldham District Registry, 6 March 1996, entering judgment for defendant in respect of injuries suffered as result of saw blade allegedly left unguarded. As the plaintiff attempted to […]

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