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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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Dentons' Tully makes tracks to Pirelli in Milan

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The practice of Murphy's law

It was a baptism of fire for Ken Murphy when he took over the role of director-general of the Irish Law Society two months ago. Solicitors advising on tax were included in the so-called “snitchers” law, section 153 of the Finance Bill, to the society’s horror. Murphy’s task was to fight the clause. And fight […]

Nabarros set for Polish recruitment

LONDON firm Nabarro Nathanson has moved to larger premises in the Polish capital of Warsaw, further expanding its presence in the country. The firm, which opened in Poland more than four years ago, recently relocated to offices in the centre of Warsaw, upgrading from 500 to 670 sq metres of office space. Practice head Michael […]

Firm aims for football club clients

LAW firm Memery Crystal is pitching for work from professional football clubs in an attempt to expand its portfolio of sports clients. The partnership has already been in contact with several interested teams after displaying its legal skills at an exhibition for football clubs’ commercial managers this month. A spokeswoman says there have already been […]

In brief: Linnells moves offices to allow IT growth

Oxford practice Linnells is leaving its King Edward Street premises after 60 years to move to offices in Norfolk Street’s Greyfriars Court. The new base, more than twice the size of the firm’s previous premises, is designed to accommodate Linnells’ plans for expansion and investment in information technology.

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