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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 […]


Robert Lewis

China Watch: A Foreign Lawyer’s View from the Inside

“Cloud computing” is a hot topic here in China now, as it is everywhere.  It sounds very sexy but in reality cloud computing in China is just another form of e-commerce where foreign parties have to try to fit the proverbial square peg of the practical e-commerce business model in the round hole of China’s […]


News Group officially dumps Farrers for Olswang in all hacking matters

News Group Newspapers (NGN) has replaced Farrer & Co with Olswang as official adviser on all phone-hacking claims made against defunct tabloid News of the World. The firm had advised the newspaper group on more than 60 actions relating to the phone-hacking scandal that engulfed the tabloid. Olswang will now take over those cases. In […]

David Bradley

DLA Piper reassures partners as it lays ground for all-equity model

DLA Piper last week unveiled its long-awaited plans to move over to an all-equity partnership model in the non-US side of its business. Market speculation immediately centred on the amount of extra money DLA Piper is likely to ­generate from what the firm’s official sources ­stoutly maintain is not a revenue-raising exercise. At the end […]

A view from the Bar: Pupillage and the Bar’s need to adapt

The legal profession is changing but some may say that the Bar hasn’t adapted to that change quickly enough. The legal profession is  changing but some may say that the Bar hasn’t adapted to that change quickly enough. More than 20 years ago the then Lord Chancellor published a green paper on resisting change. We now […]

A&O dispatches top man to Hong Kong to shore up energy practice

Allen & Overy (A&O) is sending a senior oil and gas partner to Hong Kong in a bid to boost the firm’s Asia Pacific energy practice. Oil and gas partner Paul Griffin, who joined A&O from Herbert Smith in November 2010 and has been working in the sector for more than 25 years, will move […]

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