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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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Discrimination & privacy. A third sex ruled out by tribunal

Transsexuals who are treated equally to members of their original sex cannot claim ‘discrimination’, writes Ruth Bamforth. Ruth Bamforth is a barrister at the DSS solicitor’s office. Views expressed are the author’s own. A recent industrial tribunal case has examined whether an occupational rule that a pension scheme that allows a survivor’s benefits to be […]

Obscenity claims halt domain name scheme

TURKMENISTAN has called a temporary halt to a London company’s bid to set up Internet domain names under the country’s top level domain name, ‘.tm’, because some of the addresses it is registering are regarded as obscene in that country. NetNames – a domain name registering company – began promoting the top level domain name, […]

The Lawyer awards

The Lawyer/HIFAL Awards is entering its fourth year. Now recognised as the premier award ceremony for the legal marketplace, it recognises excellence across the entire profession. This year, the calibre of entries is higher than ever and it is rewarding to see that so many people are putting so much effort in to taking part. […]

Cartwrights has new PET project

Bristol firm Cartwrights has formed a spin-off company, Practical Employment Training, to train personnel managers in employment law. The firm has also recruited two employment lawyers – Glynis John, a senior solicitor from Eversheds, and Peter Woodhouse, a solicitor-advocate from Hepherd Winstanley & Pugh in Southampton. John and Woodhouse, to-gether with head of employment Geoffrey […]

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