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Social Housing Monthly Law Update – November 2018

By David Isaacson TLT provides monthly law update on all things affecting social housing. Key highlights of this month include:  New ICO GDPR guidance: Passwords and encryption in online services and websites  Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs): important changes  Government announces new generation of council housing  Continuity of planning (environmental) requirements when the UK leaves […]

Romania: Insolvency – Supreme Court renders decision on the point of law

By Dana Rădulescu, Anca Băițan Supreme Court’s Decision highlights The Supreme Court rendered the Decision no. 53 rendered on June 18, 2018, recently published in the Official Gazette on November 5, 2018, on the point of law (the ”Decision”). To put things in context, we mention that the Supreme Court renders a Decision on the […]

Impact of UK property changes on Jersey and Guernsey structures

The UK Government has announced that with effect from April 2019, it intends to bring non-UK investors into scope for either capital gains tax (“CGT”) or corporation tax (“CT”) on any direct or indirect gains made in relation to investments in UK property. Jersey and Guernsey have responded to the public consultations and liaised with […]

Switzerland – Proposed new class action procedure

By Dr Urs Feller, Nina Lim In Switzerland, typical class actions as known in many other jurisdictions are not available. However, ‘Dieselgate’ and similar cases also affect consumers in Switzerland. If a large number of people suffer the same or similar damage, each has to file their claim individually. While total damages are usually large the individual […]

Making a will by foreign domiciled persons to cover Jersey based movable assets

By Victoria Grogan This briefing has been prepared for clients domiciled outside Jersey who are considering making a will to cover their Jersey based movable assets. This briefing attempts to answer some of the more common questions that are asked by people who are not domiciled in Jersey, but hold assets here and are concerned about […]

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Salaries spiral as club breaks up

Newly-qualified wages at leading City firms have spiralled upwards this month following a breakdown in salary information sharing between the top firms. Until now, the club or “magic circle” of senior and managing partners from the top firms met regularly and are known to have commissioned surveys on the going salary rates from an accountancy […]

Duty to duty solicitors

I thoroughly agree with Anthony Edwards concerning the urgent necessity for opening up duty solicitor schemes, and opening up the opportunity for any qualified person to take part in them. The present system may fall foul of European anti-competition law. I have been in correspondence with Brian Shieldhouse (at one time a British Legal Association […]

In brief: Conference discusses future of profession

The future of law in the areas of damages, procedure, costs and funding, and occupational health, are tabled for debate at the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers conference on 8 May at London’s Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington, London, which is expected to be attended by more than 200 people.

In brief: McKinnells merges with Gateley Wareing

Birmingham firm Gateley Wareing has taken over McKinnell, Ervin & Mitchell, a two-partner practice in Leicester. Craig Mitchell, former senior partner of McKinnells, pictured above centre with senior partner Brendan McGeever (left) and partner Craig Ferguson (right), said: “This is an exciting opportunity. Both firms are dedicated to the Owner Managed Business sector and our […]

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