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Coming to America: Jersey approves US-style LLCs

Jersey’s decision to allow the creation of limited liability companies (LLCs) will allow the island to attract more US-based clients and offer more flexibility than the current partnership status based on English law. Here, partner James Willmott and associate David Patterson examine the options. In a move aimed at catering to Jersey’s growing pan-Atlantic business, […]

Jersey – Practical Guide to Property Law

Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands and is a self-governing British Crown Dependency with its own financial and legal systems and its own courts of law. Jersey property law is derived from a mixture of local statute and customary (common) law. Jersey’s customary law has evolved from Norman-French law and is primarily contained […]

Changes to Guernsey’s corporate tax residence rules

Guernsey’s rules on corporate tax residence changed at the beginning of 2019 following amendments to its existing tax law brought into effect by a combination of the Income Tax (Guernsey) (Amendment) (No 2) Ordinance 2018, the Income Tax (Substance Requirements) (Implementation) Regulations, 2018 and the Income Tax (Substance Requirements) (Implementation) (Amendment) Regulations, 2018, all passed […]

Bombay High Court refuses anti arbitration injuncton against arbitration proceedings on the question of appointment of the tribunal

On 17 December 2018, the Hon’ble Bombay High Court (Court), in Ravi Arya & Ors v. Palm View Overseas Limited & Ors, passed an important order in relation to an antiarbitration injunction sought by the Plaintiffs in the matter, against an arbitral proceeding seated in Mumbai. The Court held that a challenge to the constitution […]

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In brief: Hants solicitor new chair of WaterAid

Hampshire solicitor John Isherwood has been named as the new chair of the Council of WaterAid, the UK water and sanitation charity. Isherwood, a consultant with Barker Son & Isherwood is a founder trustee of the body and has served as chair of its overseas committee for more than four years.

Brussels gives green light to European law diploma in UK

THE EUROPEAN Commission has expressed provisional support for plans to educate UK lawyers in European law. Directorate General 15, the commission body responsible for the internal market, last week told the Law Society that it agreed with the objectives of the Solicitors Diploma in European Law, which is expected to start in some teaching institutions […]

Property lawyers furious over 'silly little children' treatment

A BITTER row has broken out over new guidelines for conveyancing firms after property solicitors accused the Law Society of treating them like “silly little children”. The Solicitors’ Property Group says the society imposed its new conveyancing code of practice on them. They claim that they were offered just two weeks to produce a considered […]

Labour courts controversy on MMC plan

LABOUR proposals to refer the legal profession to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission (MMC) and to establish multi-disciplinary partnerships (MDPs) will be thrashed out this weekend at the party’s National Policy Forum. The plans, part of a raft of proposals focusing on legal aid, the judiciary and the legal profession, have already caused debate in […]

Get wired or get lost

As partner in charge of the information technology law practice at Chicago’s Freeborn & Peters, Craig Bradley regularly meets prospective new technology clients. At one recent meeting, Bradley listened attentively as a potential client discussed a desire for access to on-line billing from the firm. But it was when the client mentioned the possibilities of […]

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