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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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Walker Morris advises Mibelle on majority stake purchase of Quantum Beauty

A multidisciplinary team from Walker Morris has advised private label manufacturer Mibelle Group on its acquisition of a majority shareholding in Quantum Beauty Company.  QBC is the owner and creator of brands including Lee Stafford Haircare, Arganoil from Morocco and Salon Science Haircare. While QBC continues consolidating the global success of its own brands, the two companies […]

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What legacy will be left by the leading GCs of today? Experienced GCs know how fast time flies – but what happens next when they hang up their running shoes? What will stand out when they look back at their successes and what things would they have done differently? What advice springs to mind for […]

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European moves: 22 January 2015

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Baltics Baltic firm Sorainen has appointed Toomas Prangli and Laimonas Skibarka as co-managing partners. The duo will also continue to lead the firm’s M&A and private equity practices in Estonia and Lithuania respectively. The firm has also promoted Sergej Butov to […]

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