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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”).



Tulkinghorn: Bride before a call

Tracking down lawyers for a recent feature on India proved especially difficult for Tulkinghorn’s minions. What appeared to be at least half of India’s legal community had decamped to Dubai for the International Bar Association ­conference. The rest were at a wedding. But not just any old ­wedding. The son of Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai managing […]

A&O widens Belfast focus with fee-earner injection

Allen & Overy (A&O) is bolstering its Belfast Legal Services Centre with a team of fee-earners as it diversifies the support centre’s focus. The firm is looking for 20 associates and legal professionals (Northern Ireland’s equivalent of paralegals) to start working on due ­diligence for M&A and ­dispute resolution discovery and disclosure work in the […]

Peter Jackson

Taylor Wessing hikes tax team with ex-Slaughters partner

Former Slaughter and May tax partner Richard Carson is poised to resurface at Taylor Wessing after ­retiring from the magic circle firm in April. He joins a small number of Slaughters partners who have left to take roles at other City firms or with in-house teams. Carson, who had been a partner at Slaughters since […]

What should we do about Executive Pay?

A recent Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) discussion paper on executive remuneration highlights that the median total remuneration of FTSE100 CEOs has risen from an average of £1m to £4.2m for the period 1998-2010, continuing an upward trajectory at a time when many are finding it hard to make ends meet. Voices of […]

Jonathan Sumption QC

Silks who make the cut at the Supreme Court

Successful Supreme Court silks are a special breed, with the same names dominating the most high-profile cases. Katy Dowell reports Only cases of the highest constitutional importance are heard in the Supreme Court. For many ­litigants it is the end of the legal line, so when it comes to picking counsel only the best will […]

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