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Social Housing Monthly Law Update – November 2018

By David Isaacson TLT provides monthly law update on all things affecting social housing. Key highlights of this month include:  New ICO GDPR guidance: Passwords and encryption in online services and websites  Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs): important changes  Government announces new generation of council housing  Continuity of planning (environmental) requirements when the UK leaves […]

Romania: Supreme Court renders decision on the point of law

By Dana Rădulescu, Anca Băițan Supreme Court’s Decision highlights The Supreme Court rendered the Decision no. 53 rendered on June 18, 2018, recently published in the Official Gazette on November 5, 2018, on the point of law (the ”Decision”). To put things in context, we mention that the Supreme Court renders a Decision on the […]

Impact of UK property changes on Jersey and Guernsey structures

The UK Government has announced that with effect from April 2019, it intends to bring non-UK investors into scope for either capital gains tax (“CGT”) or corporation tax (“CT”) on any direct or indirect gains made in relation to investments in UK property. Jersey and Guernsey have responded to the public consultations and liaised with […]

Switzerland – Proposed new class action procedure

By Dr Urs Feller, Nina Lim In Switzerland, typical class actions as known in many other jurisdictions are not available. However, ‘Dieselgate’ and similar cases also affect consumers in Switzerland. If a large number of people suffer the same or similar damage, each has to file their claim individually. While total damages are usually large the individual […]

Making a will by foreign domiciled persons to cover Jersey based movable assets

By Victoria Grogan This briefing has been prepared for clients domiciled outside Jersey who are considering making a will to cover their Jersey based movable assets. This briefing attempts to answer some of the more common questions that are asked by people who are not domiciled in Jersey, but hold assets here and are concerned about […]

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Silk round 2014: 100 promoted to QC

The latest round of silk appointments has been announced. Of the total 225 applicants who embarked on the process last September, filling in a gruelling 70-page application form and securing the support of 12 judicial referees in the process, 100 will line up to be formally appointed on 14 April. It’s a rise on the […]

Misrepresentation claims cannot be adjudicated

In the case of Hillcrest Homes Ltd v Beresford and Curbishley Ltd (Feb 2014), the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) decided that claims that had been advanced in negligent misstatement and misrepresentation could not be adjudicated. Hillcrest was a property developer. It entered into a JCT Design and Build Contract 2005 (the ‘Building Contract’) with […]

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Banks under pressure as demand for HMRC loans soars

The UK’s leading banks are struggling to cope with the demand for new loans from fixed-share partners (FSPs) in the run-up to tax law changes on 6 April. Industry sources suggest that up to 8,000 individuals are looking to borrow money from UK banks in an attempt to inject new capital into their firms ahead […]

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What comes to mind when you think of a lawyers’ paradise? Maybe a world where clients pay what you ask without quibbling, or where your board grants you all the resource you need to meet their needs and you have a great work-life balance? If you ask Ralf Jansen, general counsel of the European Stability […]

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