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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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