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Guernsey focusing on family offices

Guernsey’s recently published Financial Services Policy Framework sets out an approach to capitalise upon a range of global specialisms to ensure that Guernsey remains a strong, and stable financial centre servicing sophisticated clients from around the world. Financial services and the associated professional services that support them account for more than half of the jurisdiction’s […]

Real estate business fined under consumer protection legislation

By Louise Power What do real estate businesses need to know? We have reported recently on the Competition and Markets Authority’s investigation into potential breaches of consumer protection law within the leasehold housing market.  We have also published various earlier briefings [1] in which we have: flagged to housebuilders/developers and other businesses operating within the real estate industry, the […]

MHCLG call for evidence on tenancy deposit reform

By Karl Anders, Deborah Brown Walker Morris’ Housing Management & Litigation specialists Karl Anders and Deborah Brown explain the UK Government’s call for evidence on potential tenancy deposit reform in the private rented sector. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has launched a call for evidence which seeks to inform the UK […]

Duty of care to protect customers? Legal and practical considerations for lenders

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Getting the Deal Through: Public Procurement 2019

Ana Marta Castro and Raul Mota Cerveira, partners, contribute for the international publication Getting the Deal Through: Public Procurement, a comparative guide that analyses Public Procurement legislation on 34 jurisdictions from all over the world. The lawyers are responsible for the Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe chapters, where they explain relevant […]

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*Norwich Union Life Insurance Society, advised by its in-house legal department, has bought the freehold interest in the 21 acre Merton Industrial Park, London SW19 for u23.35m from Electricity Supply Nominees, advised by Eversheds Jaques & Lewis.

“No win no fee” looks set to get rubber stamp

LAWYERS will be entitled to work on a “no win no fee” basis within months if plans put to Parliament are approved. The scheme will establish conditional fee agreements for personal injury and insolvency cases and those before the European Court of Human Rights and European Commission. In successful cases lawyers will be entitled to […]

Union condemns CPS job plans

THE CROWN Prosecution Service’s ability to review cases before trial could be “significantly” compromised because of plans to halve the numbers of assistant chief crown prosecutors, warns the Association of First Division Civil Servants (FDA). And the Law Society fears that problems, including delays and extra paperwork caused by poorer reviews, will be exacerbated after […]

All change as Pannones loses a son but gains a daughter

PANNONE & Partners newest equity partner Neil Gerrard has left the Manchester practice to join rival firm Dibb Lupton Broomhead in the city. Gerrard, who started with Pannones in 1989, took partnership in 1993 and was made up to equity status a year ago. His switch to Dibbs has been negotiated over the past three […]

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