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Cyprus adopts e-signatures

The EU Regulation 910/2014, known as eIDAS (the Regulation) is directly applicable to the Member States of the European Union since 1st July 2016 and it aims to establish common standards for electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions across European Union. Cyprus adopted to this regard Law 55(I)/2018 (the Law), which regulates the use of e-documents, e-signatures, e-identifications, e-seals etc, complying with the requirements of the Regulation.

Data protection – another Covid-19 casualty?

To lengthen the odds of a second infection wave, countries have been exploring how to harness technology to automate contact-tracing of those potentially infected with the virus, releasing the remainder of the population to go about daily life. Though simple-sounding, such technology is far from straightforward.

HNW divorces – can you enforce the terms of an English order in Jersey?

Many practitioners will appreciate that Jersey is a self-governing Crown Dependency with constitutional rights of self-government and judicial independence. It follows that orders made in the courts of England and Wales are not enforceable as of right in this jurisdiction. We focus in this article on three common scenarios we see when such cross-jurisdictional considerations arise and the steps you can take to ensure that the terms of such an order are honoured.

Cayman Islands: Update on automatic exchange of information and country-by-country reporting

In this advisory, we provide a round-up of recent updates to the Cayman Islands framework for automatic exchange of information (“AEOI”) and country-by-country reporting (“CbCR”), including the new universal DITC portal, the AEOI reporting deadline extension, the authorising person and principal point of contact and the CRS compliance form.


Ex-Cabinet minister takes partnership at Beachcroft Stanleys

CONSERVATIVE MP David Hunt, who was dropped from the Cabinet after last July’s reshuffle, has become senior partner at City firm Beachcroft Stanleys. Hunt, the only solicitor to serve in the Cabinet since the 1970s, returns to Beachcrofts after five years. He became a partner with Stanley Wasbrough & Co in Bristol in 1970. The […]

Clients 'increasingly concerned' about Immigration Bill proposals

THE BUSINESS community is being caught unawares by unworkable immigration reforms which will place a heavy burden on companies, says a leading immigration lawyer. Cameron Markby Hewitt partner Julia Onslow-Cole, who heads the firm’s immigration group, said her business clients are increasingly concerned about the Asylum and Immigration Bill, currently at committee stage in Parliament. […]

Reflecting the right image

Most chambers have pictures on their walls. This is not surprising since each interior is designed as, or has been deli- berately kept to resemble, a 19th century gentleman’s sitting-room. Of these pictures, around half are antique prints in varying stages of decomposition. Some are quite striking, but many need reframing or even restoration. The […]

LCF launches attack on new Housing Bill

THE GOVERNMENT’S new Housing Bill has been greeted with dismay by the Law Centres Federation (LCF). The Bill, which the Government says gives wider choice and better quality of life to home owners and tenants, has been criticised by the LCF as “damaging” many people’s rights and security. The LCF’s housing development project worker Matthew […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Colin Troup

A Proposed flagship Solicitors Property Centre (SPC) has collapsed and the opening date of the others has been postponed once again to next January. SPC plans to get groups of local solicitors to band together to sell property in 40 centres across England and Wales while it, as the parent company, takes on the marketing. […]

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