To support our IHL community, we hosted a webinar on Fraud where we discussed the recent upsurge in fraud due to home working, general awareness of fraudulent activity and what businesses can do to protect themselves.
In this latest podcast from Shoosmiths’ planning team, partners Kathryn Jump and David Mathias discuss the private rented sector (PRS) and the opportunities that exist for developers as we emerge out of lockdown and new planning changes take effect.
The government is consulting on a proposal to introduce a new UK-wide tax for residential property developers from 2022, with a view to generating revenue to cover the costs associated with the removal of unsafe cladding.
In recent years the Charity Commission has concentrated on its statutory objective to increase public trust and confidence in charities and many in the charity sector consider it has dwelt unduly on the negatives. However the Commission has four other objectives set out in the Charities Act 2011 and we now see more attention paid to promoting compliance by charity trustees with their legal obligations and the effective use of charitable resources.
Shoosmiths recently hosted a roundtable debate with various stakeholders to discuss these issues and more, analysing what is really required to deliver the town of tomorrow.
Finance parties in a transaction frequently use structured vehicles using a borrower orphan as an instrument to secure their position.
This briefing explains Guernsey’s adoption of rigorous international tax and regulatory standards, which, in conjunction with its local tax law, make it an ideal location for investment funds and other investment vehicles.
Earlier this year, the Jersey Royal Court handed down its decision in In the Matter of the Noor Trust. The judgment highlighted important findings in relation to the concept of mistake in trusts law and, in particular, it affirmed that a mistake may be voidable in certain circumstances.
On May 3, 2021, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) announced that it will begin accepting requests for expedited examination of trademark applications along with other new measures to reduce delays in examination.
This snapshot outlines the process and grounds upon which an appeal can be made in respect of a civil judgment by the Royal Court of Guernsey. It also mentions recent developments in appealing judgments of the Guernsey Court of Appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.
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Baker McKenzie has returned its newly-qualified (NQ) salaries to normal rates, after a reduction during the pandemic last year. The firm crunched salaries by £2,500 (3 per cent) to £87,500 and dropped the sign-on bonus last June. The announcement came a week after Bakers had said it had no plans to reduce salaries for trainees […]
The past year has been one of disruption for businesses everywhere. Daily team catch-ups migrated to Zoom and progress meetings once rewarded with a pint are now paired with anxiety around job security. Responses to the pandemic, such as switching to remote working, have exposed the considerable inefficiencies of conventional working practices. Confronted with this […]
Asset manager Omers Infrastructure has appointed a new director for legal in its London base, almost a year after the exit of former head John Guccione to Latham & Watkins. The company has brought in Marly Ohlsson, who was previously a senior associate at Herbert Smith Freehills. She will work with Abigail Farrelly, another director […]
Winston & Strawn’s Shanghai managing partner Brinton Scott has joined HFW’s Shanghai office, after the US firm closed its own Shanghai base. China veteran Brinton Scott has joined HFW’s Shanghai office as a partner in the Greater China transactional practice. He was previously the managing partner of Winston & Strawn’s Shanghai office, where he practised […]
DWF has taken on a five-lawyer team in a bid to boost its UK corporate and real estate practices, with the majority of the group hailing from DLA Piper. The firm has taken on Leeds-based DLA Piper senior corporate partners Wendy Harrison and Jonathan Procter. In addition, it has brought in DLA partner and Leeds […]
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