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Legal technology: Looking past the hype

Did the expression “UK Legal Tech Landscape” once make you excited and now make you groan? Increasingly you are not alone. Overblown promises and a lack of clear solution-based thinking has driven confusion and disillusionment with legal technology. This is due, in part, to the fast pace of change in the legal industry and the […]

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers represents patient undergoing CJD treatment

In a novel case, the Court of Protection has endorsed the human administration of a potential treatment for sporadic CJD, before the product has undergone any clinical trials. Bridget Dolan QC, instructed by the Official Solicitor, represented the incapacitous patient at the centre of this case. He is now to be the first human recipient […]

Approval of changes in Debt Arrangement Scheme in Scotland

By Rob Aberdein In August 2018 Rob Aberdein explained proposed changes to the Debt Arrangement Scheme (DAS) in Scotland. The legislation enacting those changes has now been approved by Parliament and the new regime will come into force on 29 October 2019.  The legislation and guidance can be viewed here.

Opening a family office in Jersey

What is a Family Office? Whilst by no means the sole definition, a very useful one is provided by the Family Office Council, a membership group for single family offices, which defines a single family office (and our focus here is on those and not multi-family offices) as a private organisation that manages the investments […]

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E&Y Mauritius links with Jersey

Jersey private client specialist firm Bailhache Labesse has completed a tie-up with accountancy firm Ernst & Young in Mauritius

Jersey bows

As one of the most famous offshore financial centres, Jersey is subject to much scrutiny by the regulators. Matthew Thompson reports on how it is coping with all the new laws The fastest growing area in Jersey today is the regulatory field. We are now seeing the Jersey regulator, the Jersey Financial Services Commission and […]

Deals summary

Clifford Chance (Iain Morpeth) advised UBS principal finance group on its acquisition of Kingsway Property Investments, owner of CAA House, Kingsway, London WC2, for £88.2m from the Blackmoor Partnership, advised by DLA (Richard Crossfield). Acquisition financing was provided by the Royal Bank of Scotland, advised by Berwin Leighton Paisner (Mark Waghorn). Howard Kennedy (Michael Chapelow) […]

Securing the rules

The Securities Investment Business Law will introduce tough sanctions on white collar fraudsters in the Cayman Islands. Aoife O’Sullivan discusses who’s exempt and who’s not Having for many years applied modern and effective regulation to aspects of the financial services industry such as mutual funds, banking and insurance, the Cayman Islands have recently completed this […]

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