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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”).


Ashurst Paris star makes an exit

Ashurst’s French office is set to lose highly-rated international finance partner Jonathan Nabarro. It is understood that Nabarro, who has been a partner with Ashurst since 1997, resigned from the firm last week but will continue to work for a number of weeks completing deals. As yet it is not clear where Nabarro is moving […]

Hoogstraten in court for asset appeal

Nicholas van Hoogstraten will appear at the Court of Appeal today (15 Marc) as a litigant-in-person in his ongoing appeal to reverse asset-freezing orders made against him, having put his solicitors and counsel off record claiming he cannot afford to pay them. Hoogstraten, whose assets were frozen when he was in Belmarsh Prison in 2002 […]


Tite & Lewis Breaking Boundaries” boasts the website of Ernst & Young’s (E&Y) law firm. Well, messrs Tite and Lewis broke a few boundaries by spending £22m in the four years it took to build up an 11-partner law firm for E&Y. For a law firm, £22m sounds a lot. After all, you could probably […]

Mori hands MBO work

Osborne Clarke has usurped Mori’s regular corporate adviser, Speechly Bircham, to advise the research company on its secondary management buyout (MBO). Osborne Clarke corporate partners Ray Berg and Tim Birt won a beauty parade in May 2003 to win the firm its first instructions from Mori. The auction process has dragged on until completion last […]

No 5 Fountain Court raid creates 150-tenant set

Birmingham mega-set No 5 Fountain Court has become the first set to reach 150 tenants with the hire of a five-strong personal injury (PI) team from local rival St Philips. The set is also poised to launch a Bristol office, its third site in the UK after London and Birmingham. Graham Cliff, formerly head of […]

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