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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 […]

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 […]

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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City firm that settled sex discrimination claim out of court faces two new suits

Sinclair Roche & Temperley has paid £30,000 to a former assistant solicitor in settlement of a sex discrimination claim and is facing action from two former secretaries for alleged sexual discrimination and unfair dismissal. Sinclair Roche agreed in August last year to pay a £30,000 out of court settlement to Tania Merrin, who had worked […]

Time to practise what is preached

The latest survey revealing that sexual discrimination and harassment is widespread among law firms is unlikely to cause any great surprise in the legal profession. However, most cases never come to light so the extent of the problem can, at best, only be guessed at. What we can say, however, is that the legal profession, […]

Property group slams 'dinosaur' society

The Law Society has been slammed as a “dinosaur” by the Solicitors Property Group (SPG), which says it will set up its own property shop rather than wait for conveyancing regulations to be relaxed. In a closed meeting last Thursday the Law Society Council agreed to send out a consultation paper on scrapping restrictive conveyancing […]

Japanese airline brings Denton Hall on board

Denton Hall has been appointed to advise a new Japanese airline on all “international aspects” including financing a fleet of aircraft. The airline will be based in Sapporo, capital of the Hokkaido region in northern Japan. A name for the airline is yet to be decided but the consortium behind it is called Hokkaido Operations […]

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