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Coming to America: Jersey approves US-style LLCs

Jersey’s decision to allow the creation of limited liability companies (LLCs) will allow the island to attract more US-based clients and offer more flexibility than the current partnership status based on English law. Here, partner James Willmott and associate David Patterson examine the options. In a move aimed at catering to Jersey’s growing pan-Atlantic business, […]

Jersey – Practical Guide to Property Law

Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands and is a self-governing British Crown Dependency with its own financial and legal systems and its own courts of law. Jersey property law is derived from a mixture of local statute and customary (common) law. Jersey’s customary law has evolved from Norman-French law and is primarily contained […]

Changes to Guernsey’s corporate tax residence rules

Guernsey’s rules on corporate tax residence changed at the beginning of 2019 following amendments to its existing tax law brought into effect by a combination of the Income Tax (Guernsey) (Amendment) (No 2) Ordinance 2018, the Income Tax (Substance Requirements) (Implementation) Regulations, 2018 and the Income Tax (Substance Requirements) (Implementation) (Amendment) Regulations, 2018, all passed […]

Bombay High Court refuses anti arbitration injuncton against arbitration proceedings on the question of appointment of the tribunal

On 17 December 2018, the Hon’ble Bombay High Court (Court), in Ravi Arya & Ors v. Palm View Overseas Limited & Ors, passed an important order in relation to an antiarbitration injunction sought by the Plaintiffs in the matter, against an arbitral proceeding seated in Mumbai. The Court held that a challenge to the constitution […]

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TEXT The introduction of measures to combat sexual harassment at the Bar is to be welcomed. However, the battle has only just begun. The reaction of chambers to the Equality Code will determine how successful the proposals will be. There is still much scepticism from some of those involved in running chambers that such a […]

Matrimonial juniors set up own body

JUNIOR-RANK matrimonial lawyers have opened an offspring group for younger members of the profession, established under the auspices of the Solicitors Family Law Association. The Young SFLA Group (London) will be officially launched on 19 October to provide regular training, educational and social events for family lawyers under partnership level. Devised by Charles Russell solicitor […]

UK lawyers support ECJ powers

UK LAWYERS have condemned the UK Government for attempting to curb the powers of the European Court of Justice, saying the move is ambitious and fraught with difficulties. They say plans by the Foreign Office to demand a restriction of the court’s right to dictate domestic law run contrary to the ethos of the Treaty […]

Anthony Gold, a partner at Eversheds, Manchester, is unconvinced by conditional fees

Although not yet available to the commercial client, no win no fee arrangements undoubtedly appear attractive, offering, it seems, risk-free litigation and a carrot and stick incentive for the lawyers. However, the proposition that lawyers will try harder if their own money is at stake ignores the competitive instincts of litigators. Instead, the commercial pressures […]

Rowe & Maw clinches first Unilever deal

LONDON firm Rowe & Maw celebrated taking over property work for the Unilever Group by negotiating terms on the exchange of a subsidiary’s Bedford premises. The firm last month won the tender to supply legal services for all Unilever operating companies. Unilever’s in-house property solicitor Ralph Harwood retired and assistant Nicola Morris joined the firm. […]

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