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Debra Powell QC and James Berry represent core participant in Child Sexual Abuse inquiry

Debra Powell QC and James Berry represented the National Police Chiefs’ Council at the first hearings in the Internet and Child Sexual Abuse strand of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. The Inquiry, chaired by Professor Alexis Jay, is comprised of thirteen investigative strands. The Internet and Child Sexual Abuse strand is inquiring into institutional responses to […]

Angus Moon QC and Aaron Rathmell win costs award for Chief Constable of Northumbria Police

Angus Moon QC and Aaron Rathmell acted for the Chief Constable in successfully persuading the Employment Tribunal to make a very unusual costs award of £15,000 against the Claimant in this long running employment litigation. The order was made against the Claimant on 15th January long-running basis that she never had a reasonable prospect of succeeding in her […]

Adam Creme, Unison

Creme, Adam – Unison

Adam Creme, head of Unison Legal Services, is a tenacious man. In 2017 he led his team to victory on one of the most important employment cases in recent years. R (on the application of Unison) v Lord Chancellor will change the face of employment tribunals after the Supreme Court ruled that the level of […]

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I’m divorced, that’s it, right?

By Miranda Nairn There is a common misconception that once in possession of a decree absolute (the final decree dissolving a marriage), your divorce is done and dusted and you and your ex-spouse can walk off into the sunset, in opposite directions, never to see or hear from each other again. In fact, unless you […]

An easement or a lease – the court decides

By Deborah Gordon Brown and Michael Callaghan The High Court has decided that a document purporting to grant a lease of a right of way in fact created an easement. Background An easement is a right over one property that benefits another property, such as a right of way or a right to use a […]

The signing of instruments (Miscellaneous Provisions) Jersey law 2018

A law has been passed in Jersey to enable people to validly execute legal documents, such as a Will and a Power of Attorney, when they aren’t physically capable of signing their name the Will must be read aloud to the person making the Will and they must declare, in the presence of two witnesses, […]

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Current themes in private wealth structuring

At Ogier we continue to see Jersey trust companies winning substantive mandates for new private wealth structures. Plainly this bodes well for the future of the sector on the island. The purpose of this article is to consider the key drivers as to why ultra-high net worth families are choosing to structure now and ultimately […]

Maintenance, eroding capital and a ‘second bite of the cherry’

By Sarah Green Today, the Supreme Court is considering the appeal of a Court of Appeal order to increase the maintenance payments received by a wife, 16 years after the original financial settlement was reached. In the case of Mills v Mills, the Supreme Court is limited to consider one specific issue: given that provision was […]

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Cyber attacks: Driven to change or driving change

By Jennifer Michael Being Driven to Change during a crisis can often be haphazard, fast-paced and incredibly stressful. It usually comes about because an event you haven’t planned for happens suddenly. If this event is a cyber attack, as a priority you will need to put measures in place to stop your private and confidential […]

Bermuda’s new privacy legislation: Are you prepared?

By Kathleen Moniz For any organisation, personal information about customers, clients, employees and suppliers is a valuable asset. But it is also a responsibility. Protecting the privacy of personal information is not just a hot topic on the internet, it is now every Bermuda organisation’s legal duty…

Metro rail seen travelling accross the Dom Luis I bridge that lies over river Douro in Porto city. This is a popular tourist destination and declared a UNESCO world heritage site. The cityscape seen on above and below the bridge.

Why Portugal is becoming attractive to business

By Tiago Marreiros Moreira and João Riscado Rapoula Increased competitiveness and a more business-friendly environment are putting Portugal firmly on the radar for investors and high-achievers…

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Is test for unfair dismissal in conduct cases going to change?

Does Burchell face an uncertain future? Arnold J’s ruling in British Home Stores Ltd v Burchell has been followed and applied for nearly 40 years but are things about to change following Baroness Hale’s obiter comments in Reilly ­v­ Sandwell Metropolitan Council? Anthony Korn highlights some of the problems, explores the options and assesses the […]

Landmark disability discrimination decision

By Kenny Scott The dismissal of an English teacher for showing 18-rated film Halloween to a class of 15 and 16-year-olds was fair, however it did amount to discrimination arising from his disability under section 15 of the Equality Act 2010 (the EqA). The Court of Appeal decision in City of York Council v P […]

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