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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.


The way forward for electronic documents

Those who oppose certain technologies on the grounds that they are not proven seem intent on hijacking the whole subject of the admissibility of electronically stored images in court. The argument they put forward appears to be a rehash of the one espoused by microfilm vendors ever since the introduction of the first imaging systems […]

Dempsey lawyer stands up for dog's life

THE KENT solicitor who saved pit bull terrier Dempsey from death row has reacted angrily to an MP’s jibe that solicitors were cashing in due to the Act’s complexity. The accusation was levelled at Trevor Cooper last week as he gave evidence to the enquiry of the Home Affairs select committee into the Dangerous Dogs […]

Law Society paper tackles accreditation of family law

Family lawyers will be asked if they want an accreditation scheme if a draft consultation paper on the issue is approved by the Law Society this week. The paper, which invites comment from the profession’s 20,000 family lawyers, outlines the cases for and against accreditation and suggests ways of implementing it. Unless it is revised […]


Richard Moon has united two passions at the offices of Blythe Liggins. The regional firm’s office in Rugby Road, Leamington Spa, now houses the headquarters of the Rugby Union Players’ Association (RUPA). Moon, head of employment law at Blythe Liggins and former rugby international, set up RUPA in February. He said: “Without Blythe Liggins’ support […]

Refocus or regret

This year sees a substantial increase in the number of partners appointed by the top City firms and reflects a bullishness not felt for some years by the top tier of the profession. The upturn in business, seen as large numbers of companies restructure, is clearly good news for the major firms which are the […]

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