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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 […]


US pair scout City for London launches

Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell and Troutman Sanders are gearing up for London launches, joining the ranks of US firms intent on conquering the City market. Texas-based Locke Lord is understood to be talking to a team at Salans, with a view to a City raid of corporate, commercial and consumer finance lawyers. The energy […]

Dominic Harvey

Norton Rose loses four partners in Middle East after “challenging” trading conditions

Norton Rose has lost four partners and made a new hire from Clifford Chance as part of a major reshuffle of its Middle East practice. Abu Dhabi-based projects partners Dominic Harvey and Jonathan Brufal are defecting to rival Vinson & Elkins, Dubai-based banking partner Anthony Pallett is leaving for Latham & Watkins and Dubai corporate […]

Anthony Hurndall

Centre for Justice appoints panel of silks

Centre for Justice, an adjudication service for business, government and the public, has established a barristers panel for its insurer service users. The panel is made up of four insurance silks: 7 King’s Bench Walks’ Julia Dias QC and Adam Fenton QC, Devereux Chambers’ Colin Edelman QC and Hardwicke Chambers’ Paul Reed QC. Anthony Hurndall, […]


Tulkinghorn: Spy-rise location

In the past, James Bond has taken on arch-­enemies Le Chiffre in a casino, Goldfinger in Fort Knox and Dr No in his underwater lair. So it will be interesting to see who 007 will be pitted against if rumblings prove correct and Pinsent Masons’ trendy lodgings are used as a location in the super-spy’s […]

Philip Rodney

Burness pays staff bonus after strong set of financials

Scottish firm Burness is awarding all staff members a 10 per cent bonus after posting rises in turnover and profits for the 2010-11 financial year. The firm, which has a July year-end, has confirmed that its turnover for 2010-11 was £23.4m, a rise of 10 per cent on the previous year’s figure. Net profit rose […]

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