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Practical insight into Land Registration Act 2002 proposed amendments

By Erin Keating In April 2016, Walker Morris considered the Law Commission’s Consultation Paper which detailed proposed amendments to the Land Registration Act 2002 (the Act). Following an extensive review with industry professionals, a draft bill seeking to implement a wide range of amendments has now been placed before Parliament. Walker Morris’ Louise Power and Erin Keating […]

Jersey employers – brace yourself for extended maternity leave reforms

By Helen Ruelle, Laura Shirreffs Extended maternity and paternity leave provision comes into force from the start of next month and employers need to have updated handbooks, policies and contracts in time for the change. The new rights offer 26 weeks of leave to parents with no qualifying period, with six weeks paid at the employee’s usual full rate […]

New streamlined procedure for pre-application planning advice in Guernsey

By Claire Smith, Martyn Baudains Guernsey’s Development Control team has launched a new, more streamlined procedure for providing pre-application planning advice. The pre-application service, which is free of charge, provides advice and guidance prior to the submission of a planning application on all types of development such as exemptions queries, larger scale projects such as replacement dwellings and works to […]

Pension schemes – staying on the right side of new GDPR rules

By Ellie Taylor New data protection laws mean that employers and pension scheme Trustees need to have a formal agreement in place to swap personal data. The legal landscape for data protection laws in Europe changed significantly on 25 May 2018, when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force.  The running of pension schemes […]

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Strategic council post

Chelmsford solicitor Gay Hollebon has been appointed assistant chief executive at the borough. His role will be to manage the council’s public relations and marketing, as well as to head a new strategy and programme management unit, with the task of over-seeing the council’s long-term strategy. Hollebon has been with the council for nine years.

Litigation Recent Decisions 11/02/97

Duty of care only owed to relevant parties (1) BCCI (Overseas) (in liquidation) (2) BCCI Holdings (Luxembourg) (in liquidation) (3) BCCI (plaintiffs) v (1) Price Waterhouse & ors (2) Ernst & Whinney & ors (defendants) (1997) Summary: An auditor does not owe a duty of care to the world at large when performing an audit.

Chief declines post

Chris Fogarty reports M Lambeth Council chief executive Heather Rabbatts has been forced to give up a £60,000 private directorship job after objections from councillors. Rabbatts, a barrister, wanted to take up an offer to sit on the board of Centrica, the gas supply and trading arm of British Gas, for a three-year term. However, […]

Anniversary seminar focuses on high street

THE HOME Secretary Michael Howard was the guest of honour at a high street crime prevention seminar held by Southampton firm Hepherd Winstanley & Pugh. The conference, held by the firm to mark its 350th anniversary, saw the firm’s senior partner, Tony Askham, call on the government to continue making the prevention of high street […]

Personalities book their days in court

After a two-week hearing which saw literary personalities including Tom Stoppard and Auberon Waugh, and former Liberal leader Sir David Steel take the witness box to argue in favour of keeping the 96-year-old Net Book Agreement, the Restrictive Practices Court has reserved judgment. Mr Justice Ferris, Mr J A King and Mr D B Colgate […]

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