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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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Former Court of Appeal judge Sir Philip Otton of 20 Essex Street is to chair a new construction mediation panel following the merger of two mediation groups. ResoLex and Construction Contracts Mediators Group (CCMG) have merged to create ResoLex CCMG Panel. The linkup comes as the construction industry is inundated with work due to the […]

A&O does speedy work on canary wharf deal

Allen & Overy (A&O) has advised the lead arrangers on the latest securitisation of the Canary Wharf Estate. The firm advised Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers on the £726m tap issue and the redemption of £574.6m worth of existing bonds that are backed by seven properties on the Canary Wharf Estate. Partner David Shearer led […]

Latham bags Germany’s biggest IPO

Latham & Watkins has scooped a lead role on Germany’s largest IPO so far this year, with its first piece of major corporate work for telecoms company Versatel. Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom advised Apax as selling shareholder in the €829m (£565.8m) flotation, with Holme Roberts & Owen’s Munich office advising on some German-law […]

Growing your own

The growth of owner-managed businesses in the South East has opened up opportunities for law firms servicing the region. By Matt Newman A major challenge for law firms in the South East is to understand how they can work with the owner-managed business (OMB) market to capitalise on the opportunities in the region.The rest of […]

Raid masquerade

It was panic stations at The Lawyer last week when news broke that Freshfields had been dawn-raided. The police made a surprise raid on Freshfields in the early hours of 1 May and The Lawyer‘s reporters were feverish with anticipation of the front page the story could bring. Tulkinghorn is wide in girth and long […]

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