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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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Debevoise & Plimpton lures arbitration expert from rival

Debevoise & Plimpton has poached leading arbitration lawyer Arthur Marriott QC, and two of his assistants, from the London office of rival US firm Wilmer Cutler & Pickering. Marriott is to set up an arbitration unit at his new firm, which, until now, has been referring its international arbitration work to its Paris office or […]

Wounded Girling attacks legal press

Outgoing Law Society president Tony Girling has attacked the legal press, accusing it of painting an unduly grim picture of his year in office. Referring to comments in The Lawyer that the society was in crisis, Girling launched his third attack on the legal press in just three days when addressing the society’s AGM. “The […]

Caribbean may shun Privy Council

New York transport specialist Haight Gardner Poor & Havens is poised to merge with Tampa-based firm Holland & Knight to create the 15th largest law firm in the US. Holland & Knight is currently the largest firm in Florida, with around 500 lawyers. It also has offices in Atlanta, Washington and Georgia, but does not […]

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