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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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Contempt over release of info

The House of Lords is considering whether to give leave for appeal in Propend Finance Property and ors v Sing and anor. Propend, an Australian company, has so far failed in its moves to bring contempt proceedings over the release of confidential information, which it claims was obtained from documents originally seized under search warrants […]

In brief: Conditional fee agreements figure doubles

A record number of conditional fee agreements are being struck – two years after they were legalised. Law Society figures show 1,500 conditional fee agreements are being approved each month by Accident Line Protect, the society’s “no win no fee” insurers, compared to 750 a month two years ago. David Hartley, the society’s head of […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 19/8/97

Secretary of State’s decision to grant a CPO upheld (1) Chesterfield Properties plc (2) Kwik Save Group v (1) Secretary of State for the Environment (2) Secretary of State for Transport (3) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council (1997) Court: QBD (Laws J) 24/7/9Appearances: Timothy Straker QC for the first appellant. Anthony Dinkin QC for the second appellant. […]

New scheme set up to rival Solicitors Property Centres

One of the pioneers of the solicitors property shop concept is to establish a rival to the planned Solicitors Property Centres (SPC) chain. Solicitor Michael Garson, who in February this year organised one of the first conferences calling for solicitors to band together and sell property, has now set up the Independent Property Solicitors Organisation […]

In brief: Foy & Co partner heads Doncaster Law Soc

Foy & Co commercial partner Glyn Jones has been elected president of the Doncaster and District Law Society. A solicitor for nearly 20 years, Jones has been at the society for 12 years. Northamptonshire Law Society also has a new president – commercial property lawyer Peter Cooch. A partner at the Northampton branch of Hewitson […]

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