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Practical insight into Land Registration Act 2002 proposed amendments

By Erin Keating In April 2016, Walker Morris considered the Law Commission’s Consultation Paper which detailed proposed amendments to the Land Registration Act 2002 (the Act). Following an extensive review with industry professionals, a draft bill seeking to implement a wide range of amendments has now been placed before Parliament. Walker Morris’ Louise Power and Erin Keating […]

Jersey employers – brace yourself for extended maternity leave reforms

By Helen Ruelle, Laura Shirreffs Extended maternity and paternity leave provision comes into force from the start of next month and employers need to have updated handbooks, policies and contracts in time for the change. The new rights offer 26 weeks of leave to parents with no qualifying period, with six weeks paid at the employee’s usual full rate […]

New streamlined procedure for pre-application planning advice in Guernsey

By Claire Smith, Martyn Baudains Guernsey’s Development Control team has launched a new, more streamlined procedure for providing pre-application planning advice. The pre-application service, which is free of charge, provides advice and guidance prior to the submission of a planning application on all types of development such as exemptions queries, larger scale projects such as replacement dwellings and works to […]

Pension schemes – staying on the right side of new GDPR rules

By Ellie Taylor New data protection laws mean that employers and pension scheme Trustees need to have a formal agreement in place to swap personal data. The legal landscape for data protection laws in Europe changed significantly on 25 May 2018, when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force.  The running of pension schemes […]

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TOP LOCAL government specialist Anna Forge is understood to be leaving Berwin Leighton for Rowe & Maw. The move will bring two of the best-known local government lawyers, Forge and Tony Child, together. Rowe & Maw’s six-lawyer department has a strong reputation in local government law and Child’s name is synonymous with local government auditors. […]

New York giants clash in Paris banking melee

SULLIVAN & Cromwell, Rogers & Wells and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, three of New York’s top corporate law firms, are acting as global legal advisers in the three-way French banking battle between Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP), Societe Generale (SocGen) and Paribas. Most of Paris’s leading merger and acquisition specialist boutique firms are involved […]

Conveyancer accuses regulatory body

Roger Pearson reports on a conveyancer with grievances against his regulating body, the Council for Licensed Conveyancers. The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) is on course for a High Court confrontation with conveyancer Bryan Thompson, of Rowlands Castle, Hampshire. Thompson, who is represented by London firm Marks Miller & Co, is claiming damages in respect […]

NSPCC lawyer attacks Evidence Bill

The NSPCC’s in-house lawyer has attacked a Government Bill for failing to protect child witnesses. Barbara Joel-Esam complains that the Youth and Criminal Evidence Bill – currently in its Lords report stage – takes away the automatic right of a child to give video evidence, leaving it instead to the court’s discretion. According to the […]

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