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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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Male-dominated lateral market hits gender diversity at US firms

Women made up just 16 per cent of partners across the top 30 international firms in London last year, with sources pointing to a male-dominated lateral hiring market as one of the areas blocking gender diversity. The UK offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Edwards Wildman Palmer and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher recorded the […]

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Harper Macleod posts 9.5 per cent revenue jump to £21m

Scottish firm Harper Macleod has posted record financial results that reveal solid growth in what continues to be a tough local market. The firm’s turnover for the 2012-13 year ending 31 March was £21m, a 9.5 per cent increase in fee income on 2011-12. Harper Macleod also saw its number of fee-earners rise by 8 […]

Verisona Solicitors and DLA Piper advise on the purchase of Portsmouth Football Club

Verisona Solicitors and DLA Piper have advised Pompey Supporters’ Trust (PST) and Portsmouth City Council respectively on the purchase of Portsmouth Football Club, rescuing it from administration and creating the largest community-owned football club in the country. Portsmouth City Council and South Point Finance have provided PST with the extra funds required in order for […]

Fighting counterfeit trade in Dubai

There is an area in one of the older districts in the emirate of Dubai that is well known for an abundance of ‘genuine fakes’ (as the vendors refer to it), ranging from Swiss watches and smartphones to practically all conceivable brands of high-end fashion goods. This area — Al Karama — is in fact […]

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