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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 […]



When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg declared in ­January 2010 that privacy was no longer a social norm he was articulating a profound shift in attitude over information. This, along with the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 which requires public bodies to be more transparent, makes it clear that lawyers are operating in a changed […]

IP rights: Locog

Alex Kelham, Farisha Constable When it was announced that ­London had been successful in its bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games Farrer & Co ­solicitor Alex Kelham ­(pictured, on left), just back from secondment with the British Olympic Association, was ­eager to be involved. “I’d got the bug and wanted to work in sport; […]

Workplace: Old Mutual

Meekal Hashmi The issue of City bonuses has ­become political dynamite, so a lot was ­hanging on the ­publication of the FSA’s ­remuneration code on 17 ­December 2010. Despite ­trepidation in the City, the new code retains a certain level of flexibility, but the challenge for the companies affected is clear: to ­implement the ­regulations […]

Bribery/Anti-corruption: BAE Systems

Philip Bramwell While the appointment of external ­corporate monitors in corruption investigations is now commonplace in the US, it has taken a lot longer to catch on in the UK. Recent activity by the ­Serious Fraud Office (SFO), however, suggests it is ­becoming an increasingly ­popular option for the ­watchdog, after external ­monitors were appointed […]


Spit and Polish

With Poland having ridden out the downturn admirably, firms are flocking there with a view to making it their CEE launch pad. James Swift reports Poland has distinguished itself from the rest of the former communist bloc since the downturn and is now focused on becoming a hub for banking and capital markets transactions in […]

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