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Carey Olsen advises on ground-breaking Jersey security enforcement

Carey Olsen has acted in a successful application to the Jersey Royal Court, in which the Court showed its willingness to provide certainty and protection to security trustees who are looking to enforce Jersey security interests. The application was the first of its type in the context of Jersey security enforcement. While there is no […]

Updates to Guernsey’s economic substance legislation

The Guernsey Revenue Service has today announced some amendments to Guernsey’s economic substance legislation. Guernsey’s economic substance legislation is contained in The Income Tax (Substance Requirements) (Implementation) Regulations, 2018, as amended (the Regulations), which took effect in Guernsey on 1 January 2019. Broadly, the Regulations apply to companies that are tax resident in Guernsey and […]

General Counsel Barometer reveals major expansion of legal operations in Europe

The General Counsel Barometer 2019, published with The Lawyer, shows that GCs are expected to play a more strategic role in their organisations, a trend that has increased since it was reported in the General Counsel Barometer 2017. The study explores how the role of a GC has changed to adapt to the evolving complexities […]

From Heathrow to Newport – Legal complexity in consenting major schemes

By Richard Kimblin, Oliver Lawrence The Westminster government’s plans for a new runway at Heathrow have received a green light from the Planning Court.  The Welsh Government’s plans for major improvements to the M4 have been given a red light from, well, the Welsh Government.  We attach a summary of the main issues in each case […]

Legal update: Section 73 applications

By Leanne Buckley-Thomson In this legal update which was first published in RTPI’s Summer Newsletter, Leanne Buckley-Thomson considers section 73 applications exploring recent case law which may help planners to further navigate this tricky area of law. The planning permission is secured, the conditions are in place, now all that’s left is to commence development, […]

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St Johns’ three-way merger creates UK’s biggest chambers

Manchester set St Johns Buildings (SJB) is to become the largest chambers in the country following the completion of its merger with Liverpool’s India Buildings Chambers and an agreement to combine with Sheffield’s Paradise Chambers by December. SJB head of chambers Michael Redfern QC unveiled the talks in ­January, stating that the broader base would help the set ­target public sector work […]

Beachcroft-DAC tie-up halts trainee intakes

Beachcroft and Davies Arnold Cooper (DAC) have both put their trainee recruitment schemes on hold indefinitely just before their merger goes live on 1 November. After the merger the combined firm will make a decision about the future of its graduate recruitment campaign. A Beachcroft spokesperson said: “Our training contract recruitment process is currently on hold […]

Map to mediation

Paul Randolph lays out a roadmap for a new mediation world. The mediation landscape for the Bar is likely to change dramatically over the next twelve months. The Government is proposing to introduce reforms of the civil justice system in England and Wales which are intended to significantly increase the take-up of mediation, and barristers […]

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Diverse action

New work streams are emerging alongside regulatory work in Norway, Denmark and Sweden as the countries’ finance sectors face tighter controls. As the global financial crisis affects the volume of transactions across Europe, lawyers in Scandinavia are by no means twiddling their thumbs. New areas of work are starting to emerge alongside fields that at one time were […]

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