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Jersey lodges the draft Taxation Law 201

Jersey has lodged the draft Taxation (Companies – Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 201- (the “Law”). The Law, once adopted, is intended to meet the commitment made by Jersey to address certain concerns raised by the EU Code of Conduct Group on Business Taxation (the “Code Group”) in relation to the need for relevant businesses to […]

Bulgaria: Companies required to register their beneficial owners by February 2019

By Gergana Roussinova Companies have until 1 February 2019 to register their beneficial owners in the Bulgarian Commercial Register and Register for Non-profit Legal Persons (the “Commercial Register“). This obligation comes as a result of the adoption of a new Law on the measures against money laundering in March this year (the “AML Law“). Who is obligated under […]

Importance of prohibition on the collateral use of disclosed documents

By Sonia Tolaney, Sandy Phipps CPR 31.22 provides that disclosed documents may be used only for the purpose of the proceedings in which they were disclosed without the consent of the disclosing party or the Court’s permission. It is well established that this rule, known as the collateral use prohibition, applies both to the disclosed documents themselves […]

Supreme Court’s refusal on Barnardo’s switching to CPI

By Ian J Gordon, Simon Davies, Chris Edwards-Earl The Barnardo’s scheme’s rules stated that uprating of benefits must be based on the “general index of retail prices or any replacement adopted by the trustees without prejudicing approval”. While the retail price index (RPI) continues to be published (i.e. not “replaced”), the Supreme Court found it is not open […]

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Litigation Recent Decisions 17/2/98

Decisions are taken from Lawtel’s Case Law database. LTL: Lawtel report; TLR: Times Law Reports; ILR: Independent Law Report The question of land ownership in damages claim Alfred McAlpine Construction v Panatown (1998) Court: CA (Evans LJ, Hutchison LJ and Mantell LJ) 5/2/9Text: Appeal against the decision of the Official Referee reversing the decision of […]

In brief: Olswang appoints ex-Denton Hall specialist

Olswang has hired planning law specialist and former Denton Hall managing partner Geoffrey Searle to head its planning team. Searle, who was managing partner at Denton Hall between 1988 and 1992, left the firm to persue a solo career as a sole practitioner. He said that Olswang would provide the back-up that he had lacked […]

Shoosmiths joins mortgage giant

Shoosmiths & Harrison has broken new legal ground by joining with Barclays Mortgages to pilot a new conveyancing service for home buyers. For months, title insurers and solicitors’ organisations such as Solicitors Property Centres have been trying to get lending institutions to enter joint ventures. But Shoosmiths appears to have beaten them by being the […]

In brief: Susan Ward elected as new Bacfi chair

Bacfi the Bar Association for Commerce Finance and Industry has elected Susan Ward, in-house counsel at the banking body APACS, as its chair. Ward (pictured), who takes over from Express Newspapers legal adviser Stephen Bacon, called for a lifting of all the restrictions preventing in-house lawyers from appearing in the higher courts.

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