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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 […]

Companies to register their beneficial owners in the Bulgarian Commercial Register and Register for Non-profit Legal Persons 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 […]

Supreme Court’s refusal on Barnardo’s switching to CPI

By Ian J Gordon, Simon Davies, Chris Edwards-Earl The Barnardo’s scheme’s rules stated that uprating of benefits must be based on the “general index of retail prices or any replacement adopted by the trustees without prejudicing approval”. While the retail price index (RPI) continues to be published (i.e. not “replaced”), the Supreme Court found it is not open […]

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Merger leads to Bedfordshire's biggest firm

Bedfordshire commercial firms Gareth Woodfine & Partners and Batcheldors have merged to create the largest firm in the county. The new practice, Woodfine Batcheldor, will have 16 partners and 43 other fee earners. Senior partner at the merged firm Nicolas Davies said that it was now in a position to expand into other markets. He […]

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Litigation Recent Decisions 28/04/98

Conditional fee agreements in arbitrations not champertous Bevan Ashford v Geoff Yeandle (Contractors) Ltd (in liquidation) (1998) ChD (Sir Richard Scott V-C) 8/4/9In the context of an application by Originating Summons, the respondent firm, a company in liquidation, had a substantial claim available in arbitration proceedings, but no resources to finance those proceedings. The liquidator […]

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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