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Employers should prepare for long-term changes to the world of work

There are of course many negatives arising from the crisis presented by COVID-19. However, there could be real benefits for businesses and their staff if we take some of the opportunities that have been presented and do not just look to revert to the old ways of doing things.

EU-US Privacy Shield for data transfers ruled as invalid

The Office of the Data Protection Authority in Guernsey (ODPA) has warned companies in the Bailiwick to be aware of the recent Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) judgment which affects all businesses who transfer personal data outside of the Bailiwick and the European Union (EU).

Tale of three funds

This article explores the collapse of three funds across three different jurisdictions and then sets out some of the lessons to be learnt by directors and fund managers.

Guernsey injunctions in aid of foreign proceedings

Where a potential judgment debtor in “onshore” proceedings threatens to dissipate its assets, the plaintiff may face a Pyrrhic victory with no assets against which to enforce its judgment. Where the defendant is a Guernsey company or has assets in Guernsey, the Royal Court of Guernsey has a statutory jurisdiction to grant an injunction in aid of those foreign proceedings including freezing injunctions to prevent defendants dealing with the relevant assets in Guernsey.

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FCA test case ruling – welcome news for businesses

The High Court has handed down the long-awaited judgment in the coronavirus business interruption insurance test case brought by the FCA. Whilst the judgment may be appealed by the insurers, it is a very positive outcome for most businesses.

Can SECR fill the void where ESOS failed?

Whilst Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR) could be seen at first glance as a watered down ESOS without the site audits, it has the ability to deliver a wide range of energy efficiency and carbon reduction measures for organisations for years to come in a way that ESOS alone will never achieve.

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Norton Rose among three firms dropped from National Grid’s new panel

Three firms have been dropped from National Grid’s latest legal panel after a six-month review process. Norton Rose Fulbright, Irwin Mitchell and BDB Pitmans have lost their places on the FTSE 100-listed company’s legal panel, which has been reduced from 12 firms to 10. Over 60 firms applied for a place. Womble Bond Dickinson is […]

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Products or Presents? Can law firms monetise data?

Data is the new oil. The question facing law firms is whether they should sell it, give it away or use it to make themselves more efficient. How firms answer this question in the context of their market, as well as their effectiveness in matching investment to their strategic priorities, will be the difference between […]

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