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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 […]

Pension schemes – staying on the right side of new GDPR rules

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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The Court of Appeal (CoA) has overturned a first instance decision to award an actor £1.7m following the break-up of his civil partnership to a City analyst. The ruling is believed to be the first reported civil partnership case. The CoA reduced the award to actor Donald Gallagher by £320,000. JPMorgan Asset Management analyst Peter […]

CC to plug funds practice gap

Magic circle firm aims to boost partner count as associate ranks thin Sometimes it is not just about the partners. Clifford Chance’s investment funds practice has had a torrid year, with four partners – one a tax lawyer – quitting for Weil Gotshal & Manges last summer. Six funds associates and a tax associate then […]

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Blackstone silk seals small victory for Tesco ahead of CAT hearing

Blackstone Chambers’ Dinah Rose QC has helped Tesco rebut an OFT request for cheese-pricing information in the build up to a major appeal. Next month sees Tesco appear before the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) to appeal a £10m fine issued last July by the OFT for the supermarket giant’s role in fixing the price of […]

All go, for Collyer Bristow

’There’s no such thing as bad publicity’ might be the mantra inside Collyer Bristow towers this morning after another busy week at the firm. It hit the headlines on Monday by knocking off the winning runs in the first-ever Twitter libel case on behalf of cricketer Chris Cairns. Partner Rhory Robertson was even interviewed on […]

Job Watch: Telecommunications

With the ongoing rise of the mobile telecoms market, this fast-paced sector is an exciting place to work right now. But are there many opportunities for lawyers? Absolutely, says Rachael North, a director at Laurence Simons. “Due to the explosion of smart phones and other connected devices on networks, which represent a major new potential […]

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