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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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Khaitan advises Yes Bank on term loan facility

Khaitan & Co has advised Yes Bank in relation to term loan facilities availed in multiple tranches by Transcon-Sheth Creators and aggregating to approximately $146m (£95.5m) for the purpose of constructing and developing residential project Auris Serenity at Malad (W). Auris Serenity will comprise four residential luxury towers. Partner Shishir Mehta and associate partner Kumar […]

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MoD panel set to be finalised within a fortnight

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) panel review is expected to conclude within the next two weeks in time for a January 2015 unveiling, with firms vying for spots on the larger panel. The MoD launched its first panel review in five years in the summer. It decided not to ditch a panel altogether in favour […]

Solution to campylobacter challenge lies with consumer education, says Eversheds

David Young, partner and health and safety expert at Eversheds, has commented on the prevalence of campylobacter in supermarket chickens. He said: ‘There will undoubtedly be some outrage and surprise surrounding the statistics about campylobacter in supermarket chickens. We should not lose sight of the basic facts before we as consumers declare we are never […]

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Linklaters warms up to lockstep flexing as part of US plan

A high-level source at Linklaters has said the firm could flex lockstep in the future as a way of building up its US practice, marking a key attitude shift within the firm. On the day of a firm-wide vote on issues including the firm’s US strategy and make-up of its international board, a senior partner […]

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