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Starting Point Employment Law Guide – Jersey Update – September 2018

By Siobhan Riley, Huw Thomas, Tarina Le Boutillier Whilst in the UK changes to employment legislation generally happen in April, major changes to Jersey employment law have in recent years occurred in September. September 2018 is no exception and will arguably be the busiest September for Jersey HR professionals for some years. There is a raft of changes […]

Video: How to health check the anatomy of your legal matters

By Rob MacAdam With clients expecting more efficiency, transparency and value from their lawyers, it’s time for law firms to re-engineer their legal service delivery into real competitive advantage. In this video, Rob MacAdam, Director of Legal Solutions, identifies six elements that make up the anatomy of a legal matter, and discusses what improvements can be […]

Updates on proportionality of costs in court proceedings

By Gwendoline Davies, Claire Acklam Anyone involved in the conduct of litigation will be aware that the ‘overriding objective’, at rule 1.1 (1) of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), requires cases to be dealt with “justly and at proportionate cost”. Unfortunately, the question of what is proportionate continues to cause confusion and dispute.  In this latest […]

Women on Boards – As they progress, businesses thrive

By Susana Almeida Lopes Women represent 50% of the working population and are as much or more educated and qualified as men are. However, the problem of gender diversity (or lack of it), especially in top positions in organisations, is a persistent societal problem, and there are (many) studies that, if concrete measures are not taken, […]

Franchise resales – should franchisors be involved?

By Emma Lusty It is a common misconception that a franchise network with a high level of resales is a bad sign. In fact, a healthy resale market is a good sign. It means that franchisees are able to build up profitable businesses which can be sold to recover a return on their initial investment and […]

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IBM launches voice recognition system

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Not actuary their fault

Your lead story, which was headlined: “SIF shortfall now nearly £500m” (10 June 1997) reminded me of the slings and arrows that can befall even the most seasoned of election campaigners. Let us be clear as we enter another contested presidential election: the indemnity problem (an understatement, I know) is no more the fault of […]

Personal injury awards

Taylor v Sutton and Wandsworth Health Authority – QBD 12 May 1997 Claimant: Samuel Taylor, nine years Incident: Medical negligence Injuries: Claimant admitted to hospital after he stopped breathing at age of 11 weeks as result of acute bronchiolitis. Resuscitation was too late to save him from brain damage. Although his intellectual abilities are “relatively […]

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Simmons & Simmons advised the receivers (DTZ Debenham Thorpe) of the IRA-bombed Docklands site South Quay Plaza Phase II on a £22.9m management contract with Laing Management to rebuild the development. Laing was advised in-house.

Constitutional study group lures Pinsents senior partner

The managing partner of Pinsent Curtis’ London office, Graeme Brister, has been elected as a director of the Institute for Citizenship Studies, a body that promotes the constitutional rights of UK citizens. Brister said the issue of individual rights was becoming increasingly important in UK law. “This is why we want to be involved,” he […]

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