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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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Tesco faces potential legal battle over £250m profit error

Tesco landed in hot water earlier this year after overstating its half-year profits by £250m and could now face claims from a raft of shareholders represented by Stewarts Law. The supermarket giant has already called in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to investigate the overstatement, determine whether any rules were broken by the chain and advise management […]

Tchenguiz brothers continue court battles with fresh lawsuit

Businessman brothers Vincent and Robert Tchenguiz must know their way around the Royal Courts of Justice pretty well by now. Their battles with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) began in 2011 when the body conducted dawn raids on the Tchenguiz’s businesses. But the SFO dropped its investigation into the pair’s affairs in 2012 and was […]

Shoosmiths up for Best Regulatory Law Firm award

Shoosmiths has been shortlisted for Best Regulatory Law Firm at the 2015 Women in Compliance Awards. The awards criteria stipulate that entrants must demonstrate that their compliance team is either led by a woman or has a diverse make-up with female team members being integral to its function and success. Manchester-based senior associate Andrea James, Nottingham-based […]

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The thing about London – as has been noted by observers many times over the years – is its resilience. Traumatic events quickly fade into hazy memory. The riots of 2011 sparked by the shooting of Mark Duggan, so shocking at the time, are barely mentioned now: the news agenda has moved on and guests […]

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