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Jersey: Privy Council upholds disclosure notices in leading tax case

The Privy Council has confirmed that the powers of the Comptroller of Taxes and the Attorney General to require the production of pre-existing documents do not violate the privilege against self-incrimination under Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Pursuant to the Taxation (Exchange of Information with Third Countries) (Jersey) Regulations 2008, the […]

Employing International students : Part 2

By Rachel Harvey The rules around employing international students whilst they are still studying, the position when their course has finished and the steps needed to be able to retain them are complex. We consider these areas, the common pitfalls and how to avoid them! The number of international graduates seeking to remain in the […]

Court of Appeal indicates TVGs now a less effective weapon against development

By Andrew Beck Walker Morris’ Andrew Beck explains that developers will welcome a recent Court of Appeal decision which is likely to result in Town and Village Green (TVG) applications becoming a less effective weapon against development. TVGs – The story so far In our previous briefing, we explain in some detail TVG registrations and the […]

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Simmons & Simmons saw turnover rise by 12.6 per cent to £176.9m, but is set to post average profits per equity partner of around £300,000, representing a drop of some 20 per cent. It is the second year in a row that average profits have fallen: in 2002, they fell to £375,000 from 2001’s high […]

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Being Christian Aid’s sole lawyer is no conventional role. Advocacy officer Matt Hobson is on the front line of the reconstruction of post-war Afghanistan. Husnara Begum reports Even though Matt Hobson, Christian Aid’s advocacy officer for Afghanistan and Central Asia, is the only lawyer at the not-for-profit organisation, he spends very little time drafting documents […]

All abroad

Offshore outsourcing is booming and UK law firms are waking up to that fact. Matt Byrne looks at the progress of the key players, including Bird & Bird, Barlows and Simmons Later this year, Bird & Bird will go public with one of its most ambitious foreign adventures to date. The technology firm with a […]

Speaking out

Christopher Braganza says that welcoming whistleblowers is one of the few ways to ensure the smooth running of a company. Corporate malpractice is high on the business agenda. Companies are keen to ensure that they do business ethically, that they are seen to do business ethically and that any suspicion of malpractice is rooted out. […]

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