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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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'Dear Taffy' letter embarrasses firm

Faversham practice Newfield & Co has run into trouble with the Law Society after a Welsh company was sent a reminder for payment from the firm which opened with the words: “Dear Taffy Bastard”. The Office for the Supervision of Solicitors (OSS) has confirmed it has received an official complaint from caravan cleaning company Cara […]

CPS reverses policy on chief prosecutors

THE CROWN Prosecution Service (CPS) has performed a policy U-turn and decided to invite private practitioners to apply for the 42 new chief crown prosecutor (CCP) posts being created by the Labour Government. The news was broken to senior CPS prosecutors in an internal memo sent out last week by director of corporate services David […]

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Bar urged to change its non-practising barrister tag

The Bar Council is being called on to scrap the label “non-practising barrister” and to replace it with the term “barrister without rights of audience”. The proposal is a key aim of the newly-formed Non-Practising Bar Association. Currently, only barristers who are exercising their rights of audience as independent practitioners are allowed to describe themselves […]

Building an early settlement

In the bad old days, personal injury lawyers on both sides were reluctant to make the first settlement proposal in case it was seen as a sign of weakness. They would also make early settlement proposals that were so wide of the mark they were ignored, or would only enter settlement negotiations after their briefs […]

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