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The Bermuda Private Trust Company Guide

Private trust companies (‘PTCs’) may be described as companies established to act as trustees for one or more trusts that are related in some way e.g. made in connection with the same family group, philanthropic or charitable organisations, business or investment funds. Bermuda has a stellar international reputation and is a popular jurisdiction in which […]

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The reach of the Supreme Court’s decision in the goods and services discrimination complaint of Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd [2018] IRLR 1116 is starting to reveal itself. In the recent EAT decision in Gan Menachem Hendon Ltd v Groen UKEAT/0059/18/OO the Tribunal’s finding of direct discrimination on grounds of religion or belief was overturned on the basis […]

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2019 Gender Pay Gap Reporting

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