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Channel Islands employment law update – July 2020

Jersey Tribunal rules HR advisers not protected by legal privilege The Jersey Employment Tribunal (the Tribunal) in David Slater v Consolidated Minerals[1] sought to consider an interesting question concerning discovery: whether HR consultants are protected by legal advice privilege, given their status as non-legally qualified advisers. In the context of a constructive unfair dismissal claim, […]

Borrowers experience speed bump in road to compliance – expanded scope of Cayman private funds law

By now most fund finance professionals would likely choose an afternoon in the dentist’s chair over a discussion about the Cayman Islands Private Funds Law, 2020. Borrowers unfortunately experienced a speed bump in the road to compliance this week with the introduction by the Cayman Islands Government of an amendment to the PF Law which significantly increases the number of entities which will need to register with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) by 7 August 2020.

What are the benefits of employee engagement?

By Chris Shenton Reading Time: 5 minutes Employee engagement is the central topic here at Weekly10. Whether we’re talking about the latest employee engagement strategies, how to improve employee engagement or simply what exactly employee engagement is, it’s fair to say it is always a focus for us. Yet, we still often get asked the […]

BVI economic substance requirements 2020 update

The framework that the British Virgin Islands (“BVI”) government has created to enable BVI ‘legal entities’ to report prescribed economic substance information’ is now operational. New reporting and (in some cases) economic substance requirements now apply for BVI ‘legal entities’ that conduct certain defined ‘relevant activities’ under the Economic Substance (Companies and Limited Partnerships) Act, 2018 and the Rules on Economic Substance (together the “Economic Substance regime”).

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Litigation Recent Decisions 14/10/97

Unequal distribution of proceeds of house sale Marshall v Beckett (1997) Court: CA (Nourse LJ, Hutchison LJ, Thorpe LJ) 2/10/9Appearances: Christina Morris for the appellant. Ann Hussey for the respondent. Summary: Appeal against order granting appellant husband unequal share of the proceeds of sale of the former matrimonial home, it being claimed that the judge […]

Minter Ellison's second City partner bucks trend

MINTER ELLISON has bucked the recent trend of Australian firms pulling out of London with the posting of a second partner to the capital. Robert Hanley, an ex-Freshfields lawyer who is both Australian and UK-qualified, arrives at the London office this week from Sydney. Freehill Hollingdale & Page closed its London office a year ago, […]

In brief: Linklaters is second to open in Sao Paulo

Linklaters & Paines has become the second international firm in a month, following US firm White & Case in September, to open a representative office in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The new office will be headed by partner David Fenwick who is relocating from Linklaters’ New York office. Linklaters’ managing partner Terence Kyle said: “Our objective […]

Set your sites on the Web

Graham Smith and Jane Gunter suggest that firms have a clear aim before launching into cyberspace. Web sites for law firms are now becoming the norm rather than the exception. In a recent edition of The Lawyer, it was predicted that every law firm would have its own site within 12 months. Whether or not […]

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