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Covid-19 temporary voluntary arrangements between Jersey landlords and tenants in respect of residential tenancies

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Jersey Courts are giving priority to criminal cases and those involving children and are unlikely to be dealing with matters relating to property, including proceedings for rent arrears, lease cancellation, orders for possession and eviction (Tenancy Disputes). The Government of Jersey has issued Guidance for both commercial and residential […]

Criminal indictments and issue arrest warrant against Russian residents

The Supreme Court of Cyprus issued its decisions in the matter of the Application of Rostovstev, Civil Application No. 38/2020 on 2 April 2020 and No.40/2020 on 30 April 2020, affirming the Court’s power to issue a warrant of arrest against Russian resident defendants who fail to appear in Court after a criminal indictment has been duly served.

easyJet’s woes worsen

The easyJet data breach story is getting worse for the company rather than better. A group action claim for compensation has now been launched on behalf of the pool of affected customers.

Dispelling the myths around introverts in the workplace

It’s no secret that a lot of things in society are geared towards extraverts. Humans are an inherently social species, so it makes sense that social behaviour tends to get championed and rewarded. This can often be to the detriment of introverts, who are easily drained by prolonged interaction and need to “recharge” by getting some alone time. This can also make their working life more difficult, as workplaces are often highly social environments with policies based on an extraverted mind-set.

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