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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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Bar sponsorship numbers on increase

More than 200 Bar School students are taking part in this year’s mini-sponsorship scheme. Numbers are up on last year when the twinning idea was first pioneered by the Council of Legal Education (CLE). Students are linked to sponsors who have recently completed the year-long course. Christine Rees, CLE information officer, says: “The sponsors give […]

LCD 'pleased' with judge ads response

THE LORD Chancellor has received 250 applications for positions of district judge from lawyers answering the first ever judicial advertisements in the UK. Another 50 applications for the job of circuit judge on the North Eastern, Wales and Chester and Western circuits have also been received as a result of the advertising campaign. A spokesman […]

Self-regulation condemned

Self regulation in the investment markets has failed and should be replaced with a statutory regime tough enough to enforce the law, according to leading City figure John Henderson, chairman of investment management house Capel-Cure Myers. Speaking to a group of City and media guests at an event celebrating Capel-Cure Myers’ 200th anniversary, Henderson said: […]

Action threat on silk refusal

THE SOLICITORS’ Association of Higher Court Advocates is understood to be pressing the Law Society to take legal action against the Lord Chancellor for his refusal to allow solicitor advocates to apply for silk. The association is taking counsel’s advice on its chances of taking action, probably in the form of judicial review. The association’s […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 01/11/94

Legal Aid Act 1988 s.18 Keller v Keller and Legal Aid Board (1994) (CA 20.10.94.) (Neill LJ, Wilson J) Summary: Costs to a successful and deserving non-assisted party will not be awarded against the legal aid fund unless such an order would be made if neither party was assisted by legal aid. Wife’s appeal against […]

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