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The Changing Face of Digital ID in Jersey and Guernsey

The problem of confirming identity without face-to-face meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic has brought digital systems for the verification of identity (“Digital ID”) into focus, and may well accelerate the transition from paper based to digital systems as the default means of verifying identity. The Guernsey Financial Services Commission (“GFSC”) and Jersey Financial Services Commission […]

Irish High Court directs remote hearing of witness action

COVID-19 and the associated social distancing and other public health measures have had far-reaching practical consequences for court hearings. From the outset of the pandemic, the courts adapted quickly by introducing full remote hearings – initially for appeal hearings that did not require witnesses to give evidence, but also more recently for hearings involving witnesses. […]

How to develop your emotional intelligence?

In this article, Andrea Cardillo, Managing Partner TPC Leadership Italy, explains in an interview with TPCL Global team, the need to understand and develop your Emotional Intelligence (EQ) to help manage our relationships in a digital age. Question – by TPCL Global: Why talk about Emotional Intelligence today? Answer – by Andrea Cardillo (AC): Said […]

What is Emotional Intelligence (EQ)?

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a set of emotional and social skills that influence how we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain relationships, manage changes and challenges, and use the information provided by emotions to make good decisions.

Ireland Update: Strategy on Remote Working Strives to Keep Up

Ireland’s Department of Trade, Enterprise and Employment (“Department”) recently published a strategy paper outlining its vision for remote working entitled “Making Remote Work – National Remote Work Strategy” (“Remote Working Strategy”). The Remote Working Strategy confirms the Government’s intention to legislate for employees to have a right to request remote working. While recognising the many […]

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Opting for the open market

As the Law Society announces its plans for a shake-up of the Solicitors Indemnity Fund, Wendy Gray argues the case for getting rid of a mutual fund altogether. Wendy Gray is a sole practitioner. She is challenging the Law Society for the right to seek private indemnity insurance. In late 1996 the Solicitors Indemnity Fund […]

Freshfields defends role in Lloyd's-Equitas deal

Freshfields has denied any potential conflict of interest in its unusual role advising both the Lloyd’s Corporation and Equitas in negotiations for Equitas to take on the £570m reinsurance liability of Lioncover. Lioncover was set up in 1987 to take on millions of pounds in liabilities from the Peter Cameron Webb (PCW) syndicates which were […]

Mishcons: should charity begin at home?

In the week after Mishcon de Reya hit the headlines for the size of its fees, Robert Lindsay looks at the deeper problems that beset the firm. Mishcon de Reya was advertising for assistants last week with a bold half-page advert announcing it as: ‘Not just any law firm.’ The firm which famously advised Princess […]

Le Brasseurs swallows up North & Co

NICHE London NHS casework firm Le Brasseurs J Tickle has widened its commercial business by absorbing its small neighbour North & Co. The merger creates a 57-fee earner practice with a main base in London and another office in Leeds. North & Co’s seven fee earners have moved to Le Brasseurs’ London office in Covent […]

Tripartite tie-up will form new top 10 national firm

BEACHCROFT Stanleys is in talks with Wansbrough Willey Hargrave and Vaudreys to create the a new national firm ‘centred in London’, The Lawyer can reveal. If the tripartite merger does go ahead it would create a top 10 UK firm by size with more than 400 lawyers. Last week, The Lawyer reported that Wansbroughs was […]

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