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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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Coal Authority looks outside for legal advice

The newly-established Coal Authority, which this month took over as the industry’s regulatory body, has recruited Ian Cartwright as its in-house lawyer. Cartwright, who has switched from the Potato Marketing Board, is the authority’s solicitor and secretary with responsibility for farming out legal work to private practice. He confirms he is in discussion with English […]

Software saves eye test fees

FIRMS struggling to comply with EU directives on health and safety – whereby they have to pay for their employees’ eye tests – are being targeted by a new service. Supplier Screen Vision and City University have developed a software package which can perform an eye test at the user’s premises. Carried out by a […]

Employment not union

Further to your article entitled “Employment partner joins 15 Old Square” in The Lawyer 8 November 1994 I feel that your description of my Chambers as “a leading union applicant set” is slightly misleading. While we are proud of our union and applicant work, I think it would be more accurate to describe us as […]

Stein cleared of fraud

WELL-KNOWN sports lawyer Mel Stein has been acquitted of mail fraud and money laundering charges by a New Orleans court. Stein, consultant at London firm Finers, avoided extradition when he flew out to the US to face the charges along with a US lawyer a month ago. The US lawyer was also acquitted. He had […]

TRADE MARKS ACT 1994

English law up to now on the protection of trade marks stems from the Trade Mark Act of 1938. To some extent, and with increasing implications for retailers and other brand owners slugging it out in the supermarkets, the legislation was out of tune with present day commercial realities. The recent spate of squabbles over […]

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