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The solvency test in Guernsey: Are you sure your company is solvent?

By Bryan De Verneuil-Smith, Mathew Newman What is the Guernsey solvency test? The solvency test, found in section 527 of the Companies (Guernsey) Law 2008 as amended (“the Law”), is used to determine whether a Guernsey company is solvent. For non-regulated companies, it is a two-part test. For regulated companies there is a third part to the […]

Regulatory investigations: A survival guide

By Natalie Barton-Howes, Emma Bufton Natalie Barton-Howes provides practical advice to help you to understand the enforcement powers companies face and how to navigate a regulatory investigation in order to minimise the disruption to your business.

Data protection: GDPR – Where are we now?

By Alex Ha Kyung Kim, Emma Bufton Alex Ha Kyung Kim provides an update on the key developments in regulatory guidelines and enforcement actions, sharing key takeaway points and his outlook for the near future.

The Queen’s speech sets out what’s next for building safety reforms

By Sue Ryan, Lindsay Hammond Our article, back in December 2018, “The Ban on combustible Materials in the External Wall of Buildings – what you need to know” identified that since the publishing of the Hackitt Interim Report in December 2017 and the Final Report in May 2018, the Government has been under increasing pressure to […]

Your property journey

By Edward Pitt Start-up series part 6 At inception, your business may consist of one or two people and have no ‘fixed abode’. Mobile technology allows us to work remotely and has enabled countless start-ups to be created from the kitchen table, coffee shop and students’ union. Meetings can be held via Skype, desks can […]

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Law Society raises European profile

THE LAW Society is increasing its profile in Europe, with contact between the profession, politicians and officials growing during the past six months. A half-yearly report released by the Brussels office of the Law Societies of England, Wales and Scotland shows the office now has more input in European issues, and members of the profession […]

North East gears up for CCT

Tim Miller reports TWO North East authorities are ringing in the changes at the top as they prepare for competitive tendering. Peter Watts has taken over as head of legal at Northumberland following Henry Warne’s switch to Newcastle. The combined legal and administration department at Newcastle has been split in two with Valerie Dodds heading […]

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LONDON-BASED international practice Linklaters & Paines has appointed its first solely US-qualified partner. Stephen Thierbach, formerly a senior associate with New York practice Sullivan & Cromwell, starts work in Linklaters’ London office this week. The firm follows other UK-based international practices, such as Clifford Chance, in appointing US lawyers to handle financial work. A graduate […]

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