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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 […]


Case of the week: Insolvency

Wright Hassall LLP v D Morris (sued in his personal capacity and as Administrator of Market Balance Ltd and as Administrator of Phoenix Insurance Management Ltd) (2012) EWHC 188 (Ch). Chancery Division District Registry (Birmingham). Cooke J. 9 February 2012 9 February 2012 Where two companies had been ordered to pay damages and costs, an […]

Honorary QCs: clarity before parity

Every year in Westminster Hall a small group of honorary QCs line up to get an award alongside the real ones. Except no one knows how they got there; we don’t know who nominated them and we don’t know who’s on the selection panel. They don’t know, either. What’s more, the criteria can be most […]


City of Westminster wins illegal subletting case against tenant

An in-house local authority legal team has won a breakthrough case against unlawful council tenant subletting. City of Westminster Council’s legal services solicitor Michael Carson instructed 9-12 Bell Yard barrister Adrian Chaplin in the authority’s first successful prosecution relating to the illegal subletting of a council house under the Fraud Act 2006. Herminio Nascimento, who […]


King & Spalding hires partner duo from Bird & Bird

King & Spalding has boosted its London office with the hire of two litigation partners from Bird & Bird. Jane Player and Sarah Walker are both partners in Bird & Bird’s London international disputes team, with Player serving as joint head of the practice. They will join partner Tom Sprange, who moved from Steptoe & […]


Team of Withers litigators quits to launch City office for Australia’s Lipman Karas

Australian litigation boutique Lipman Karas is set to launch an office in London after taking a team of lawyers from Withers. Withers partners Jeremy Scott and Andrew Ford – along with a team of solicitors comprising Peter Leckey, Oliver Stokes and Caroline Stripp – are all set to join Lipman Karas, which is expected to […]

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