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Social Housing Monthly Law Update – November 2018

By David Isaacson TLT provides monthly law update on all things affecting social housing. Key highlights of this month include:  New ICO GDPR guidance: Passwords and encryption in online services and websites  Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs): important changes  Government announces new generation of council housing  Continuity of planning (environmental) requirements when the UK leaves […]

Romania: Insolvency – Supreme Court renders decision on the point of law

By Dana Rădulescu, Anca Băițan Supreme Court’s Decision highlights The Supreme Court rendered the Decision no. 53 rendered on June 18, 2018, recently published in the Official Gazette on November 5, 2018, on the point of law (the ”Decision”). To put things in context, we mention that the Supreme Court renders a Decision on the […]

Impact of UK property changes on Jersey and Guernsey structures

The UK Government has announced that with effect from April 2019, it intends to bring non-UK investors into scope for either capital gains tax (“CGT”) or corporation tax (“CT”) on any direct or indirect gains made in relation to investments in UK property. Jersey and Guernsey have responded to the public consultations and liaised with […]

Switzerland – Proposed new class action procedure

By Dr Urs Feller, Nina Lim In Switzerland, typical class actions as known in many other jurisdictions are not available. However, ‘Dieselgate’ and similar cases also affect consumers in Switzerland. If a large number of people suffer the same or similar damage, each has to file their claim individually. While total damages are usually large the individual […]

Making a will by foreign domiciled persons to cover Jersey based movable assets

By Victoria Grogan This briefing has been prepared for clients domiciled outside Jersey who are considering making a will to cover their Jersey based movable assets. This briefing attempts to answer some of the more common questions that are asked by people who are not domiciled in Jersey, but hold assets here and are concerned about […]

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It was entirely fitting that one of the last cases heard in the House of Lords was one which could redefine the litigation industry. After Norton Rose and IM Litigation Funding lost the Stone & Rolls case last week, some commentators have characterised the entire episode as a setback for litigation funders everywhere. Norton Rose […]

Opinion: Banking recommendations will make life tougher at top

The dust may be beginning to settle ­following the shocks to the banking ­system over the past 18 months or so, but the appetite for analysis shows no sign of abating. The latest addition is Sir David Walker’s report ‘A Review of Corporate Governance in UK Banks and Other Financial Industry Entities’, published on 16 […]

UKIBC appoints Eversheds partner

Eversheds partner Gauri Advani has been appointed to the board of the UK India Business Council (UKIBC). Advani, the head of Eversheds’ India group, joins Mishcon de Reya ­consultant Toby Greenbury and Pinsent Masons chairman ­Martin Harman as legal members of the board. The UKIBC is an organisation set up to promote trade, business and […]

Fees for expertise

News that the Law Society has hiked the cost of practising certificates by 18.6 per cent will have incensed many in the public sector (see story). Local authorities have long campaigned for an exemption or, at least, a reduction in the fee, which is charged to all working solicitors. Now, cash-strapped councils will have to […]

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Goodbye House of Lords

Today, for the very last time, the law lords are sitting to hear appeals and give final judgments. Always keeping up with the times, the House of Lords is screening the demise of hundreds of years of appeal hearings on the internet. We’ve been watching the live feed and, frankly, it’s not going to win […]

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