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Jersey: The Trusts Law 2018 – An insight

By Siobhan Riley, Andreas Kistler The Trusts (Amendment No. 7) (Jersey) Law 2018 (the Amendment Law), which came into force on 8 June 2018, reÊnes and further enhances Jersey’s trusts legislation, the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984 (the Law). Since its introduction in 1984, the Law has been amended and updated periodically, the last changes having been made […]

Trust legislation in Guernsey

By Russell Clark Much of Guernsey’s economic success over the past 50 years or so has been largely due to its adaptability and flexibility to react to changing market situations and conditions. This adaptability is no better illustrated than by the island’s willingness to amend and review legislation to ensure that it retains its position within […]

Jersey lodges the draft Taxation Law 201

Jersey has lodged the draft Taxation (Companies – Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 201- (the “Law”). The Law, once adopted, is intended to meet the commitment made by Jersey to address certain concerns raised by the EU Code of Conduct Group on Business Taxation (the “Code Group”) in relation to the need for relevant businesses to […]

Bulgaria: Companies required to register their beneficial owners by February 2019

By Gergana Roussinova Companies have until 1 February 2019 to register their beneficial owners in the Bulgarian Commercial Register and Register for Non-profit Legal Persons (the “Commercial Register“). This obligation comes as a result of the adoption of a new Law on the measures against money laundering in March this year (the “AML Law“). Who is obligated under […]

Importance of prohibition on the collateral use of disclosed documents

By Sonia Tolaney, Sandy Phipps CPR 31.22 provides that disclosed documents may be used only for the purpose of the proceedings in which they were disclosed without the consent of the disclosing party or the Court’s permission. It is well established that this rule, known as the collateral use prohibition, applies both to the disclosed documents themselves […]

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The breathtaking pace of development in information technology available to lawyers brings enormous opportunities for small firms. Improvements in the speed with which documents can be drafted and turned around, in the availability of legal and marketing information, and in communication with clients, domestic and international, have been dramatic. But these opportunities also bring dangers, […]

City firm calls in stress busters

City firm DJ Freeman is offering its staff a new confidential counselling service, as a means of combating stress. The service is being run by Counselling in Companies, an external independent organisation. It offers staff and their spouses a telephone advice service and up to five free counselling sessions. The service is confidential and details […]

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Law Soc council probe on Mason membership

All 75 members of the Law Society Council are to be asked whether or not they are Freemasons for a report to the Home Affairs Select Committee. Derek Sands, chair of the Law Society’s courts and legal services committee, and Robert Roscoe, chair of the Criminal Law Committee, agreed to undertake the survey when they […]

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