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Practical insight into Land Registration Act 2002 proposed amendments

By Erin Keating In April 2016, Walker Morris considered the Law Commission’s Consultation Paper which detailed proposed amendments to the Land Registration Act 2002 (the Act). Following an extensive review with industry professionals, a draft bill seeking to implement a wide range of amendments has now been placed before Parliament. Walker Morris’ Louise Power and Erin Keating […]

Jersey employers – brace yourself for extended maternity leave reforms

By Helen Ruelle, Laura Shirreffs Extended maternity and paternity leave provision comes into force from the start of next month and employers need to have updated handbooks, policies and contracts in time for the change. The new rights offer 26 weeks of leave to parents with no qualifying period, with six weeks paid at the employee’s usual full rate […]

New streamlined procedure for pre-application planning advice in Guernsey

By Claire Smith, Martyn Baudains Guernsey’s Development Control team has launched a new, more streamlined procedure for providing pre-application planning advice. The pre-application service, which is free of charge, provides advice and guidance prior to the submission of a planning application on all types of development such as exemptions queries, larger scale projects such as replacement dwellings and works to […]

Need for formal agreement to swap personal data under GDPR

By Ellie Taylor New data protection laws mean that employers and pension scheme Trustees need to have a formal agreement in place to swap personal data. The legal landscape for data protection laws in Europe changed significantly on 25 May 2018, when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force.  The running of pension schemes […]

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In brief: NaCAL and Bristol Law Soc's DIY law scheme

A do-it-yourself law scheme offering members of the public low-cost jargon-free workshops on how to bring and present cases in the small claims and county courts has been launched by the National Council for Access to Law (NaCAL) in association with the Bristol Law Society. NaCAL hopes the scheme will eventually develop nationwide.

Tale of the anti-SIF mariner

As an in-house solicitor, I am relatively divorced from unfolding events at SIF. However, my employer is a fully mutual marine liability insurer which has survived and prospered for well over a century. It makes no profit but is run in a financially prudent manner, which is the only reason it still exists (shipowners are […]

Taking innovation to the regions. Rebecca Towers takes a look at the range of companies attending this year's Northern Legal Office Exhibition

Manchester’s G-Mex centre is to play host to the Northern Legal Office Exhibition for the second year running from 21-22 October. The two-day legal showcase will be organised by Truemist Professional Exhibitions, which launched the first Solicitors’ and Legal Office Exhibition in London 15 years ago. The exhibition promises a wide range of products – […]

Surfers' paradise

Will lawyers embrace the online future and become flexible hot-deskers and happy home-workers or will they resist and risk being left in the wake of their most wired rivals? Rebecca Towers investigates. Okay. So you have work due today and you are just too busy to think about tomorrow. But what about your competitors? Do […]

IBA tones down draconian MDP regulation list

The IBA has bowed to the inevitable and agreed a list of suggested rules to regulate MDPs. The IBA’s original proposals on MDPs, drafted this summer and sent to the World Trade Organisation, contained draconian rules which would have imposed more restrictions on MDPs than currently exist in many jurisdictions. But the IBA ruling council […]

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