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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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Ian Clark is a partner in aviation law firm Clark Ricketts – the firm was incorrectly named Clark Richards in The Lawyer, 22 July 1997. Harmonisation of aviation regulation in Europe is well advanced. The European Economic Area (EEA) and member states are standardising aspects of their flight rules. On 1 April 1997 the final […]

Strike while the iron's hot

Roger Pearson looks at how changing advisers during a High Court action can delay litigation and affect the outcome of a case. The case of Mohammed Al Fayed’s fake candelabra, reported in The Lawyer, 22 July 1997, ended in defeat for Al Fayed. However the case carries important messages for the profession, says Philip Rubens, […]

In brief: First Law Soc stand at Welsh Eisteddfod

The Law Society has for the first time run a stand at the Welsh National Eisteddfod. The stand was officially opened at the beginning of last week’s cultural festival at Bala in North Wales by the Welsh-speaking Attorney General, John Morris QC. It was jointly staffed by the Law Society regional offices in Wales, Gwynedd […]

In brief: Law Soc to survey views on conveyancing

Solicitors are being asked this month whether they want the Law Society to amend its regulations to restrict conveyancing solicitors in acting for both lenders and borrowers. The Law Society’s policy committee has issued a questionnaire to all firms asking them to choose between four options: leaving the rules as they are; amending them so […]

Lawyers are the stars of courtroom drama

Chris Fogarty witnesses the defence and prosecution unite in the case against trial by media in the US justice system. For us attorneys the history of the world can be divided into two distinct eras: pre-OJ and post-OJ. The Simpson trial has radically altered the legal landscape. No longer is it enough to win over […]

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