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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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Dechert raids Invesco to build Dublin office

The head of legal at Invesco Perpetual is leaving the fund management house to join Dechert’s fledgling Dublin office. The head of legal at Invesco Perpetual is leaving the fund management house to join Dechert’s fledgling Dublin office. Michelle Moran joined Invesco in 2002 and headed the legal team in the UK and Ireland, where […]

Reed Smith forced to wait for half its Pinsents partner team

Two of the senior construction partners snared by Reed Smith from Pinsent Masons as part of a four-partner team have joined the US firm, but the other two partners remain temporarily locked-in at the national firm. Peter Cassidy and Keith Hartley joined Reed Smith earlier this month. No clear date has been set, however, for […]

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Focus: The silver circle: The silver service

It’s been five years since The Lawyer originated the term ’silver circle’ as a catch-all for the UK’s domestic second tier. Matt Byrne takes a look at how these firms have fared since then  Five years ago The Lawyer coined the term ’silver circle’. We used it to describe a group of firms inhabiting, […]

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Body guard: Susie Flook, The Body Shop

As general counsel at The Body Shop, it’s part of Susie Flook’s remit to keep alive the philanthropic spirit of company founder Anita Roddick. By Tom Phillips  Apart from making buckets of cash, it is surely the aim of all entrepreneurs to leave a legacy. Few can claim to have succeeded in both of […]

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