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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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“The problem was more psychological than fundamental.” Veil Jourde managing partner Jean Veil succumbs to the national stereotype while shrugging off a series of partner losses. News “The commitment to performance we require is not for everyone and some people have left.” Blake Dawson Waldron managing partner John Atkin proves himself the king of understatement […]

Paraskeva secures post-Law Soc role at Civil Service

Law Society chief executive Janet Paraskeva is to succeed Baroness Usha Prashar as the First Civil Service Commissioner. Paraskeva will take up the part-time role next year, as her work at the Law Society winds down in the wake of its regulatory and representative split in January 2006. The Law Society said that she will […]

Deals round-up

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, led by Tobias Muller-Deku, has strengthened its relationship with Deutsche Bank after advising on the bank’s acquisition of Russian investment bank United Financial Group (UFG).

SJ Berwin strategists freed up as Blake secures top job

SJ Berwin is to refocus on its strategic review and international links after Jonathan Blake was confirmed as the firm’s next senior partner. Blake, currently head of European corporate finance and private equity, will take over as senior partner at the silver circle firm in May 2006, replacing outgoing senior partner of 13 years David […]

A good innings

On 27 June, in a story concerning the cricketing exploits of St Philips Chambers junior tenant Ed Williams, Tulkinghorn confidently predicted an England Ashes victory. “And by 2015, it wants to create a viable squad, capable of taking on the mighty English cricket team,” said the story of Williams’ project, “which Tulkinghorn confidently predicts will […]

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