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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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Rise and rise of the 'm' word

Marketing used to be a dirty word to many lawyers, mentioned in the same breath as “undignified” or “inappropriate”. And when regulations on advertising by law firms were relaxed in 1984, solicitors were reluctant to use the opportunity to sell themselves. A letter to The Lawyer in August 1988 read: “I sincerely hope The Law […]

Shoosmiths' seeks out new estate agency links

Shoosmiths & Harrison has opened its long-planned conveyancing link-up with Hambros Countrywide estate agents – and is already in talks with other estate agents and lenders about forming new associations. Last week, the Northampton firm opened a new department, Property Direct, which will take referrals from the neighbouring Hambros’ in-house Midlands conveyancing centre. Partner Andrew […]

When the PIA flexes its muscles

Just as there are signs that the Personal Investment Authority (PIA) is about to establish itself as a regulator with teeth, once again there is a proposal for a shake-up in the regulation of the financial services industry. The PIA will undoubtedly continue with its enforcement of the Pensions Review by bringing charges against pension […]

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