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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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Harbottle & Lewis advised a consortium of businessmen with Falmouth interests on their purchase of the undeveloped part of the town’s residential marina complex, Port Pendennis Village, from Falmouth Developments, represented by Falmouth firm Preston Goldburn. Eversheds advised English Partnerships, which part-funded the purchase through the Urban Regeneration Agency.

Hodge: legal aid to be licensed

HENRY Hodge, the vice-chairman of the Legal Aid Board (LAB), has confirmed the worst fears of many legal aid lawyers by warning that soon only franchised firms will be able to do legal aid work. At the Labour Party conference last week, Hodge also revealed that the LAB “confidently expected” personal injury cases to be […]

Linklaters in full-time pro bono move

Linklaters & Paines is considering following Lovell White Durrant by employing a full-time administrator to co-ordinate its pro bono work. Linklaters’ partnership secretary, John Ledley, said the firm had appointed a pro bono group, consisting of himself and three or four partners, chaired by property partner Christopher Coombe, six months ago. The group was set […]

In brief: Quality mark launched by Law Society

The Law Society has launched a new quality mark for solicitors. The Lexcel standard will be awarded to firms that have implemented the Law Society’s Practice Management Standards, which are designed to improve client care. A kit, which will become available from February, has been developed to help solicitors achieve a Lexcel certification.

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Toby Kempster says regional barristers are now focusing on service and expertise. Toby Kempster is a barrister at Old Square Chambers, based in the Bristol annexe. Statistics disclosed by Labour Market Trends for the most recent year surveyed (to 31 March 1995), show that approximately 70,000 complaints were presented to industrial tribunals and just under […]

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