The fatal Application Test: BVI Court of Appeal strikes out derivative appeal as a nullity

“Final” decisions of the BVI Court come with an automatic right of appeal to the ECSC Court of Appeal (CoA), whereas “interlocutory” decisions (other than in respect of injunctions and receivers) require permission.

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Luxembourg tax authorities issue a circular on interest deduction limitation

On 8 January 2021, the Luxembourg tax authorities (LTA) issued highly anticipated guidance with respect to the application of article 168 bis of Luxembourg income tax law (LITL), which was introduced in 2018 through the implementation in Luxembourg law of the EU Directive 2016/1164 Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive 1. According to article 168 bis LITL, Luxembourg […]

Economic substance: clarification of COVID-19 concession in Jersey

Since the Taxation (Companies – Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 2019 (the Law) came into force on 1 January 2019, Jersey tax resident companies carrying out certain ‘relevant activities’ have had to comply with the substance requirements set out within the Law.

Channel Islands funds quarterly update: Q4 2020

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Five myths about marriage and divorce

January typically sees a spike in divorce enquiries for many solicitors – and 2021 is expected to be no different, with the additional stresses and strains COVID-19 has placed on couples and families.

Shall we be exclusive?

The government is currently seeking views on a very specific proposal to ban the use of exclusivity clauses in contracts where the workers’ guaranteed weekly income is less than the Lower Earnings Limit, currently £120 per week.

Redundancies during COVID-19: Coronavirus job retention scheme extension provides some relief

In comparison to the US, there is a stricter redundancy process in the UK. For UK businesses faced with the prospect of making 20 or more staff redundant, there is an obligation to undertake a collective consultation process, which should consider ways to avoid or reduce the number of employees to be made redundant and mitigate the consequences of the redundancies.

The implications of Maughan: the Chief Coroner’s Law Sheet #6

The new Chief Coroner, HHJ Teague QC, has just published his first legal guidance in the form of “Law Sheet 6” addressing the impact of the case of R (on the application of Maughan) v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire [2020] UKSC 46 on coronial practice.

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Digital bank Monzo has hired a senior member of Barclays’ legal team as its next general counsel and company secretary. Stephanie Pagni, currently UK GC and chief legal counsel for the global consumer banking and payments division of Barclays, will leave the bank after 15 years. She will become general counsel and company secretary for […]

Webinar: How data could be silently killing your business

This free to watch webinar was part of the Marketing Leadership virtual conference that took place on 11th – 12th November. Complete the form below to access the 35-minute recording of this presentation.   While maintaining accurate marketing data may be the last thing on your to-do list, it’s a practice your business cannot afford to ignore. Not only can bad data lead to poor compliance standing and associated fines—It could also cost your business hundreds of thousands of pounds a year. The worst part? You may not even know this problem exists. In this presentation David Brady, CEO of Vuture covers how to find the data that’s killing your marketing efforts, the importance of maintain accurate contact data files and shares the best way to power client experiences with data. Fill in the below form to hear how detrimental not having a system to measure what the firm is doing with data could be to your business and gain an understanding of the biggest challenges that your peers are facing in this area through the poll results that David shares in this webinar.

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UK Government sets out panel timeline after Covid-19 delays

The UK Government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has set out a timeline for when it will resume its panel reviews, after they were put on hold earlier this year amid Covid-19. The CCS has confirmed it will issue a tender on the Official Journal of the European Union for its legal services panel in May […]

Roundtable: The growing influence of litigation funding and managing London’s reputation

This year’s Litigation Team of the Year, sponsored by Gallagher’s Dispute Resolution/Major Risks Practice, shows the strength and breadth of London’s disputes market and the shortlisted litigation teams joined The Lawyer for a discussion in the lead up to this year’s virtual awards. Representatives from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Freeths […]

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