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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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BLM, Clarke Willmott and Penningtons Manches among new appointments to second HALA panel

BLM, Clarke Willmott and Penningtons Manches are among the firms to have been newly appointed to the Housing Associations’ Legal Alliance (HALA) refreshed panel. HALA completed the review process and established its second legal panel in September. All the successful firms have been appointed for three years with an option to extend for one year. […]

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Irwin Mitchell most successful firm online, but Taylor Wessing is top Tweeter

Irwin Mitchell is the best top 50 firm in the UK at marketing itself online, particularly through social media – although firms’ online presence remains minimal. Research carried out by content marketing platform Passle said that Irwin Mitchell was the most active firm when it came to publishing articles and blogs online, and also had […]

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Freshfields partner Wills appointed financial institutions group co-head

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has named retail sector group head Claire Wills as co-head of its financial institutions group (FIG) to replace banking partner Sean Pierce.  Pierce is standing down after six years at the helm of the group. He was appointed co-head of the FIG group following the departure of Perry Noble in 2008 (13 […]

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White & Case wins first-time mandate from HM Treasury to advise on UK tax changes

White & Case has advised HM Treasury on its proposal for new tax legislation, which would help to provide new finance for business and infrastructure projects. The proposal, which was announced as part of the government’s Autumn Statement last Wednesday (3 December), would see interest accrued on private placement investments become exempt from withholding tax.  […]

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