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Jersey: The Trusts Law 2018 – An insight

By Siobhan Riley, Andreas Kistler The Trusts (Amendment No. 7) (Jersey) Law 2018 (the Amendment Law), which came into force on 8 June 2018, reÊnes and further enhances Jersey’s trusts legislation, the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984 (the Law). Since its introduction in 1984, the Law has been amended and updated periodically, the last changes having been made […]

Trust legislation in Guernsey

By Russell Clark Much of Guernsey’s economic success over the past 50 years or so has been largely due to its adaptability and flexibility to react to changing market situations and conditions. This adaptability is no better illustrated than by the island’s willingness to amend and review legislation to ensure that it retains its position within […]

Jersey lodges the draft Taxation Law 201

Jersey has lodged the draft Taxation (Companies – Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 201- (the “Law”). The Law, once adopted, is intended to meet the commitment made by Jersey to address certain concerns raised by the EU Code of Conduct Group on Business Taxation (the “Code Group”) in relation to the need for relevant businesses to […]

Bulgaria: Companies required to register their beneficial owners by February 2019

By Gergana Roussinova Companies have until 1 February 2019 to register their beneficial owners in the Bulgarian Commercial Register and Register for Non-profit Legal Persons (the “Commercial Register“). This obligation comes as a result of the adoption of a new Law on the measures against money laundering in March this year (the “AML Law“). Who is obligated under […]

Importance of prohibition on the collateral use of disclosed documents

By Sonia Tolaney, Sandy Phipps CPR 31.22 provides that disclosed documents may be used only for the purpose of the proceedings in which they were disclosed without the consent of the disclosing party or the Court’s permission. It is well established that this rule, known as the collateral use prohibition, applies both to the disclosed documents themselves […]

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Paul Matcham, head of construction, Maples Teesdale What was your first ever job? While at school, delivering Christmas mail for the Post Office. What was your worst experience as a trainee?Being asked by leading counsel, who was on his feet about to open the case, to pour him a glass of fizzy mineral water and […]

Bevan Ashford – UK 100

Turnover: £50.5m Profits per equity partner: £235,000 Equity spread: £104,000-£359,000 Net profit: £16.6m Profit margin: 33 per cent Salaried partner remuneration: £75,000-£95,000 Revenue per lawyer: £163,000 Revenue per partner: £555,000 Revenue per equity partner: £935,000 Cost per lawyer: £109,000 Profit per lawyer: £54,000 No of partners: 91 No of equity partners: 54 No of female […]

Knight & Sons – Rising 50 – 2005

Turnover: £6.2m Revenue per partner: £364,700 Revenue per lawyer: £163,200 Total number of partners: 17 Total number of fee-earners: 65 Total number of fee-earners (excluding consultants, paralegals, trainees etc): 38 Total number of support staff: 67 Office: Newcastle-under-Lyme Equity structure: Merit Core business: Commercial, commercial litigation, commercial property, corporate, tax, trust and private client Clients: […]

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