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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.

What are the benefits of employee engagement?

By Chris Shenton Reading Time: 5 minutes Employee engagement is the central topic here at Weekly10. Whether we’re talking about the latest employee engagement strategies, how to improve employee engagement or simply what exactly employee engagement is, it’s fair to say it is always a focus for us. Yet, we still often get asked the […]

BVI economic substance requirements 2020 update

The framework that the British Virgin Islands (“BVI”) government has created to enable BVI ‘legal entities’ to report prescribed economic substance information’ is now operational. New reporting and (in some cases) economic substance requirements now apply for BVI ‘legal entities’ that conduct certain defined ‘relevant activities’ under the Economic Substance (Companies and Limited Partnerships) Act, 2018 and the Rules on Economic Substance (together the “Economic Substance regime”).

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Dibbs loses managing partner to IT company

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City accusations send sparks flying

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“It’s a bit overwhelming. It’s all happened so quickly.” – Denton Hall assistant solicitor Patrick Redmon, who is to give up his job after securing a £100,000 deal for his first novel, a thriller set in a boys’ boarding school.

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“We were at Yale together in the ’70s. There were a number of promising young lawyers there at the time, including Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham and Clarence Thomas.” Freshfields international arbitration head Jan Paulsson casually drops a name or two.

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