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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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Linklaters raises stakes in war for talent

Linklaters has thrown down the gauntlet to its City rivals by hiking the Legal Practice Course (LPC) maintenance grants the firm pays to its future trainees by 40 per cent. The magic circle firm currently pays its LPC students an annual maintenance grant of £5,000 if they study in London or Oxford, and £4,500 if […]

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The Lawyer’s recent exposé of Herbert Smith senior partner David Gold potentially being forced to stand down, or even leave the country, come 2012 if the organisers of the London Olympics have their way is causing widespread concern among lawyers with metallic-sounding names. Indeed, the article, entitled ‘Gold to be fingered by London 2012?’ prompted […]

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Peter Leathem: Phonographic Performance and Video Performance Limited

PPL may have slimmed down its legal spend, but its vigour for catching the rulebreakers has not waned – it has a legal team and it’s not afraid to use it. By Steve Hoare Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) and Video Performance Limited (VPL) are responsible for collecting royalty fees on behalf of artists from businesses […]

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