Litigation Recent Decisions 02/08/94

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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 […]

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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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Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 02/08/94

SHEILA VALERIE MAISIE TENNANT, solicitors clerk, who worked for Lister Croft, Wakefield, banned from working for any further solicitors without written consent from Law Society and ordered to pay u727 costs. Tribunal told Tennant received a suspended two year jail sentence at Wakefield Crown Court on October 16, 1992, for theft. Sentence imposed after she […]

Would-be Bar students lose CLE battle

Four students rejected from Bar School have lost their legal battle against the Council for Legal Education’s selection process. They brought judicial review proceedings against the CLE on the grounds that the selection process was flawed because it failed to take into account degree results and post-graduate qualifications. A CLE spokesman said after the hearing: […]

Court puts accident line rival on hold

A Law firm has been forced to suspend its new accident line service after being accused of deliberately trying to poach Law Society clients. The Sunderland-based practice was operating a freephone service with “a confusingly similar” number to the recently-launched Accident Line. But court action brought by the society last week forced the firm to […]

MCC's multi-million bills

FEES for the UK lawyers acting for the Maxwell administration – mainly Norton Rose and Herbert Smith – have come to $12 million, so far. US lawyers’ fees, largely for Millbank Tweed, were $10 million. The figures were revealed as the second report was issued to Maxwell Communication Corporation (MCC) creditors, by administrators Price Waterhouse. […]

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