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The Changing Face of Digital ID in Jersey and Guernsey

The problem of confirming identity without face-to-face meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic has brought digital systems for the verification of identity (“Digital ID”) into focus, and may well accelerate the transition from paper based to digital systems as the default means of verifying identity. The Guernsey Financial Services Commission (“GFSC”) and Jersey Financial Services Commission […]

Irish High Court directs remote hearing of witness action

COVID-19 and the associated social distancing and other public health measures have had far-reaching practical consequences for court hearings. From the outset of the pandemic, the courts adapted quickly by introducing full remote hearings – initially for appeal hearings that did not require witnesses to give evidence, but also more recently for hearings involving witnesses. […]

How to develop your emotional intelligence?

In this article, Andrea Cardillo, Managing Partner TPC Leadership Italy, explains in an interview with TPCL Global team, the need to understand and develop your Emotional Intelligence (EQ) to help manage our relationships in a digital age. Question – by TPCL Global: Why talk about Emotional Intelligence today? Answer – by Andrea Cardillo (AC): Said […]

What is Emotional Intelligence (EQ)?

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a set of emotional and social skills that influence how we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain relationships, manage changes and challenges, and use the information provided by emotions to make good decisions.

Ireland Update: Strategy on Remote Working Strives to Keep Up

Ireland’s Department of Trade, Enterprise and Employment (“Department”) recently published a strategy paper outlining its vision for remote working entitled “Making Remote Work – National Remote Work Strategy” (“Remote Working Strategy”). The Remote Working Strategy confirms the Government’s intention to legislate for employees to have a right to request remote working. While recognising the many […]



The Lawyer Management: Matthew Arnold & Baldwin

Michael Oberwarth, legal information manager Michael Oberwarth has been legal information manager at Matthew Arnold & Baldwin since August 2003. He previously worked at Baker & McKenzie and Nabarro. How has your role changed during your time at the firm? When I first joined MAB nearly 10 years ago the firm was much smaller and […]


Scottish bar launches dispute resolution service

Scotland’s Faculty of Advocates has launched a dispute resolution service to provide advice on arbitration, mediation and adjudication. The group, known as the Faculty of Dispute Resolution (FDRS), is made up of 28 advocates, including 15 QCs, and can be accessed by anyone seeking resolution of a dispute. According to the FDRS the move is […]


BHP Billiton appoints new chief counsel from Herbies

BHP Billiton has appointed Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) litigator Geoff Healy as its new chief legal counsel, succeeding incumbent David Williamson who is returning to Ashurst Australia after three years at the mining company. Healy has been HSF and legacy Freehills’ client relationship partner for BHP Billiton for some years and regularly advises the mining […]

Neil Coulson

EU know it makes sense for patents

If it comes to fruition, the single EU patent system will be of tremendous benefit to small businesses For what now seems like decades the member states of the EU have been debating the concept of a single patent system to cover the whole of the union, with a single court to hear cases. Now […]


Speechly ‘outgrows’ Luxembourg base following CC hire

Speechly Bircham is to move to larger offices in Luxembourg in a bid to “pursue future growth plans” in the financial services centre, a move that follows the hire of Clifford Chance corporate counsel François Lerusse as a partner. Lerusse, who joins the firm with Clifford Chance senior associate Hélène Arvis, will become the third […]

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