Intellectual Property and Technology News (EMEA): Issue 3 — Q2 2013

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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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Ex-Cobbetts debt recovery arm cuts 44 staff in redundancy round

Cobbetts’ former debt recovery business Incasso, which was acquired by HL Legal Solicitors, has made 44 staff redundant following a consultation with 52 staff at the company. HL Legal kicked off the review in March (1 March 2013) just weeks after it bought the business from the failed firm’s administrators. Incasso’s head of department Mark […]

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Ex-Dewey tax partner exits Linklaters’ Washington base for KPMG

Linklaters Washington DC tax partner Joseph Pari has left for KPMG, roughly a year after moving to the magic circle firm ahead of the collapse of Dewey & LeBoeuf. Pari left Linklaters on 30 April to join the accountancy giant in the US capital as a principal in federal tax. He was officially based in […]

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Walker Morris makes up duo to partnership

Leeds firm Walker Morris has promoted two lawyers to its partnership, along with eight new directors. The firm has promoted regulatory lawyer Andrew Northage and construction specialist Jules Harbage to its partnership. Northage is the third senior addition to the regulatory team in six months, following the hire of Trudy Feaster-Gee in February (14 February […]

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