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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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Gouldens partner wins case

A leading defamation partner from City firm Gouldens has successfully persuaded the Court of Appeal to throw out a libel claim against him. Barton Taylor, one of London’s top libel lawyers, has fought off a claim by the editor of now defunct magazine Scallywag for comments he made to a Welsh paper about it after […]

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Denis Petkovic tells Sean Farrell his reasons for leaving Mayer Brown & Platt for Chadbourne & Parke. “I’ll shut the door. Tell someone I’m having a haircut or something,” Denis Petkovic tells his secretary as he seals his office from his partners at Mayer Brown & Platt. The reason for the secrecy is that Petkovic […]

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Allen & Overy represented Schroder Exempt Property Unit Trust on the £40m purchase of Phase 1 of Kensington Village, a business park, from Marylebone Warwick Balfour subsidiary, Rysbridge Estates. Nick Bird, property partner at Allen & Overy led a team of eight. Andrew Sanders, property partner at Lovells, acted for the vendors.

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