Financial fraud rises but the fight-back also continues

The consequences of Covid-19 appear to have played a significant part in the escalation of financial fraud.

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The steps to take if you suspect abuse of a power of attorney

A Power of Attorney has more than one function, enabling another person to assume responsibility for another person’s affairs when that person, known as the doner, has lost the capacity to make lucid decisions; or act for a donor when they are unable to be physically present themselves, for example, when conducting a commercial transaction abroad or temporarily restricted whilst in hospital.

Do you know who keeps data on you? Where it is kept? And who can access it?

In a recent survey, individuals considerably underestimated the number of commercial enterprises that hold personal data on them with a view to making it available to others.  Most people who responded to the survey believed that their data was held on up to 20 data sources whereas it is closer to 50.

Thinking of Investing in Cryptocurrency?

A cryptocurrency or crypto is a digital asset that is secured by cryptography. It is designed to work as a medium of exchange where individual coin ownership records are stored in a ledger in a form of a database. It allows for online payments that are denominated in terms of virtual “tokens”.

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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. […]

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 […]

The Dangers of Joint Property

“How is your joint property held” is a question Shakespeare Martineau ask every client undertaking estate planning or making a will.


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