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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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Addleshaws: where is it going and what does it want to be?

It’s been an era-defining year at Addleshaw Goddard, as today’s analysis explains, but managing partner John Joyce has the potential to turn the firm’s fortunes around by unveiling the right strategy later this week. The Lawyer has explored the firm’s various options. Merger, reducing London service lines, and bulking up the transactional services team are […]

Corporate specialists from Shoosmiths advise Prowting Investments on Bargate investment

Shoosmiths has advised family-backed private equity firm Prowting Investments on the strategic investment in bespoke property developer Bargate Homes. A team of corporate specialists, led by corporate partner Adam Dowdney, worked on the multi-million-pound deal. The Shoosmiths team also included banking partner Linda Williams, corporate associate Lisa Sigalet and paralegal James Arnold. Additional specialist legal […]

No5 barrister to speak at British Institute of International and Comparative Law event

No5 Chambers barrister Gordon Wignall will be speaking at an event that the British Institute of International and Comparative Law is holding on 8 December 2014, which is being chaired by Mr Justice Dove. The event will examine the phenomenon of collective redress and mass claims in the environmental sphere, from English, comparative and international law perspectives.

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Matrix turns to Doughty Street for hire of Plebgate star Gavin Millar QC

Matrix has continued to build its media team with the hire of Doughty Street Chambers’ Gavin Millar QC. Millar starts work at Matrix tomorrow (3 December). The move follows Matrix’s recruitment last year of three media juniors from Doughty Street (7 November 2013). Matrix also hired human rights silk Richard Hermer from Doughty Street in […]

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