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Technology in legal transactions

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown have thrown into sharp relief the benefits of a robust IT infrastructure and the ability to work flexibly to provide smooth client services in times which are anything but ordinary. In this article, partner James Fox looks at the technology being used to support clients.

European Parliament adopts the Taxonomy Regulation

Another milestone on the EU’s path to achieving the goal of a climate neutral union was reached on 18 June 2020, as the EU Parliament adopted new legislation on sustainable investments, one of the key features of the European Commission’s action plan on sustainable finance in the domain of capital markets (including the ESG Disclosure Regulation and the ESG Benchmarks Regulation.

What your Chinese private clients want to know and why

A number of questions that are frequently asked by Chinese clients which are often the product of specific cultural and social factors. Private wealth advisors should be aware of these questions, not only to ensure they have answers prepared, but also as a key to understanding the culture and background of their client.

Migration of foreign limited partnerships into Jersey

It will shortly be possible to migrate (continue) foreign limited partnerships into Jersey using the statutory migration process set out in new regulations, the Limited Partnerships (Continuance) (Jersey) Regulations 202- (the Regulations) which will be debated by the States of Jersey on 14 July 2020.

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Medicinal Cannabis: What the Nation Needs?

David Hardstaff and Ami Amin discuss an in-depth report on policy developments in the UK by the Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group (the CDPRG) In Part A: why is it still so hard for patients to access the drugs they need? On 23 April 2020, the Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group (CDPRG) published Part A […]

Approval of liquidator’s remuneration: a tale of two reporters

A recent Sheriff Court judgment is the latest decision to consider the role and remit of the court reporter in a liquidation which, unusually, involved the court appointing two reporters. In Scotland, the Insolvency (Scotland) (Receivership and Winding Up) Rules 2018 provide that where there is no creditors committee, the remuneration of a liquidator shall […]

Variation to an office lease to allow use as a private members’ club

The Upper Tribunal has allowed a variation to a lease that restricted the use of a property to office use (with minor residential use) so that the tenant could implement a planning permission to convert the property into a private members’ club. Background A user clause in a lease is a restrictive covenant. If the […]

Tax now payable much sooner following a disposal of residential property

From 6 April 2020 significant changes will be made to the deadline for paying capital gains tax (CGT) and filing tax returns in respect of disposals by individuals and trusts of UK residential property. Taxpayers and advisers need to be aware of these changes now. UK property disposals prior to 6 April 2020 Previously, UK […]

Coronavirus job retention scheme: pensions aspects

When considering how to use the coronavirus job retention scheme (CJRS), employers may be wondering what this means for pension contributions and auto-enrolment obligations. This update considers some of the issues. How the CJRS works To access the CJRS an employer will need to designate affected employees as furloughed workers, notify the employees of this […]

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