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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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On 6 May 2014, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co partners Kieron Dwyer and David Ponsford joined Gilbert Porter and Brad Richards, partners at US firm Haynes and Boone, to host an international webinar entitled ‘Update on shale gas exploration and development’. Porter and Richards opened the presentation by outlining the rise of shale production in […]

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We’ve all done something so embarrassing that we’d like to crawl into a hole and disappear. In other words, from time to time we’d all like to invoke the right to be forgotten – or at least for part of our history to be forgotten. But in public policy terms, should we be allowed to […]

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China’s Fangda poaches second Freshfields partner

Chinese firm Fangda has hired Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s China antitrust head Michael Han as a partner in Beijing, its second lateral hire from the magic circle firm in two years. Han joined Freshfields’ Beijing office in November 2007 as a senior counsel after spending a year and a half with the firm’s US antitrust practice […]

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RPC appoints Boswall as new senior partner

RPC’s partnership has elected commercial litigation partner Rupert Boswall as its new senior partner with immediate effect.  Boswall, who joined RPC in 1991 as a newly-qualified lawyer, has been a partner in the firm’s London office for almost 20 years. He succeeds Robert Hogarth, who stepped down from his non-executive chairman role after six years […]

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