As the number of Islanders vaccinated against Covid-19 increases and the number of people infected remains at a low figure, Jersey is progressing with its reconnection plan, which means that the restrictions on the workplace continue to reduce.
In Ireland, The Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Act 2021 has been signed into law by the President and is expected to be commenced shortly.
There is no doubt that as a consequence of the pandemic, the way we work and live has changed. Our attitudes, our priorities – they have all shifted slightly. They say the days of people working in the office are over, commentators speak of people moving west to work remotely, of hotels being repurposed, of the retail experience fundamentally changing. So yes, the world has changed, but the hard truth is that the pandemic cannot change the world retrospectively. Meaning, if you agreed to something in 2018 you cannot necessarily get out of the agreement because in 2020, the rug was pulled out from under all of us.
The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) has issued a new Regulatory Policy on Licensing for Class B Insurers, effective immediately, which sets out CIMA’s expectations and licensing requirements for applicants of class B insurer’s licences.
This report covers key developments for asset management and investment funds during the quarter.
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.
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.
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.
Legal claims can only be brought within the applicable limitation period prescribed by the Limitation Act (1996 Revision). A defendant to any claim that is time-barred has a complete defence.
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