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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 […]

Pension schemes – staying on the right side of new GDPR rules

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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Dealers' pitch battle heads for extra time

Two Gloucester drug dealers serving life sentences for the knife and crowbar murder of a rival have won the right to take a challenge to their convictions to the Law Lords. Gary Mills and Tony Poole, who were jailed for life after conviction at Bristol Crown Court on 26 January 1990 for the murder of […]

Border conference

The Union of European Lawyers is holding its eleventh Congress in Palma de Mallorca, under the title of “New Aspects of Human Rights in Europe”. The Congress will deal with problems that derive from the application of the Treaty of Schengen, described by immigration experts as “problematic”. The treaty was designed to abolish border controls […]

In brief: Cameron McKenna selects management

Cameron Markby Hewitt and McKenna & Co have chosen a six-strong partnership council to run the newly-merged Cameron McKenna from its launch on 1 May. Each firm has three seats on the council, which will sit alongside senior partner Bill Shelford and managing partner Robert Derry-Evans. McKennas chose members of its existing board – Christopher […]

US rival takes second fraud solicitor from Denton Hall

FRAUD specialist John Wood, a former director of the Serious Fraud Office, is to leave Denton Hall to join US rivals Morgan Lewis & Bockius. Wood is the second high-profile member of the firm’s specialist fraud unit to join Morgan Lewis recently, and will take up the part-time post of senior counsel. He will join […]

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