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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 […]

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Lusophone Africa: Sweet talk

Despite restrictions on foreign lawyers setting up shop in Mozambique, the region’s historical and linguistic links with Portugal offer a host of international benefits In some ways, Angola and Mozambique are two of the most international-facing jurisdictions in Africa, with firms in both jurisdictions maintaining solid and long-standing relationships with Portuguese outfits. Of the two, […]

Walker Morris set to hold employment breakfast seminar in Leeds

Walker Morris will hold the first of its new programme of employment breakfast seminars in Leeds on 7 April 2014. The seminar will cover key developments over the last six months with a focus on: ‘need to know’ recent changes including ACAS early conciliation, financial penalties for employers and practical implications of case law developments; […]

No5 Chambers’ Chelvan interviewed for news item about gay asylum claims

S Chelvan of No5 Chambers has been interviewed for a news item that was broadcast on Channel 4 News on 28 March.  The news item — ‘Is the UK doing enough for gay asylum claims?’ — was able to announce that, as a result of recent media attention regarding inappropriate interview techniques that asked sexually explicit […]

Proposed IORP Directive would cost UK pension schemes £328m, says Eversheds

According to Eversheds, the proposed new Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision (IORP) Directive is far too detailed and prescriptive and would cost UK pension schemes £328m. Francois Barker, head of pensions at the law firm, said: ‘Commissioner Barnier has been stressing for some time the need for the European Union to reduce red tape, but […]

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African in-house market set for rapid expansion, predict GCs

In-house counsel in African companies are quickly gaining prominence and control over their businesses’ legal function, The Lawyer research has shown. General counsel at major African organisations believe that like their counterparts in the UK and US, they are increasingly able to control their legal spend and bring work in-house. ”Across the board, in-house teams […]

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