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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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No5 Chambers barrister Gordon Wignall will be speaking at an event that the British Institute of International and Comparative Law is holding on 8 December 2014, which is being chaired by Mr Justice Dove. The event will examine the phenomenon of collective redress and mass claims in the environmental sphere, from English, comparative and international law perspectives.

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Clifford Chance EU public policy head and competition partner Oliver Bretz is to leave the firm in the New Year to set up an independent competition law boutique. Bretz will set up the boutique in 2015, 16 years after joining the firm. The partner was formerly Clifford Chance’s antitrust head and became head of EU […]

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Eversheds is set to continue in its role as Tyco’s sole legal provider for the next few years, proof that a deal once seen as controversial is reaping benefits for both sides. When Eversheds first won the mandate to be the only legal provider for engineering conglomerate Tyco back in 2006 on a fixed-fee basis […]

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