The Lawyer Inquiry: Susan Burnell was born in Witney, Oxfordshire in 1947. She is senior partner at Charles Lucas & Marshall, Thames Valley.

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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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Poach the books

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Two more quit Knight & Sons

Staffordshire-based firm Knight & Sons is losing two partners, bringing the number of partners who have quit to five in nine months. Nick Davenport, senior partner in the corporate finance department at Knight & Sons’ two-year-old Manchester office, has left after 26 years to join local practice Turner Parkinson. Stephen Belshaw, who headed the litigation […]

Barrister to query role of Chancellor

A barrister is to mount a legal challenge against the Lord Chancellor’s control of judiciary members, such as magistrates and recorders, when the Human Rights Act is introduced in England and Wales. Neil Addison announced his plan after a challenge by Livingston law firm, Keegan Smith, on the validity of Scotland’s 130 temporary sheriffs, failed […]

B&M looks out-of-house in hunt for Australian chief

Baker & McKenzie has broken with tradition and drawn up a short-list containing external candidates in its search for an Australian managing partner. The firm has been looking for a successor to the present partner, Paul Malliate, since he announced his resignation this year. The global practice has earned a reputation for promoting its own […]

Will merger reforms create red tape?

Alex Nourry, head of competition law, Clifford Chance John Davies, managing partner, Freshfields Garth Lindrup, partner, Addleshaw Booth & Co The government is attempting to shake up the UK merger market with major reforms. As part of a consultation document released last week, Trade and Industry Secretary Stephen Byers hopes to make two main changes. […]

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