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Article 1 Protocol 1 of Human Rights Law: Royal Court of Jersey confirms that the Jersey police’s powers of consent are human rights compliant

In Prospective Applicant v Chief Officer v States of Jersey Police [2019] JRC 161, the Royal Court of Jersey refused an application for judicial review in respect of the Chief Officer of Police’s decision to refuse consent in respect of certain funds despite there being no current criminal investigation at the time of the decision. […]

Written by Howard Sharp

Posted on October 16, 2019

Mr Sharp QC wins in Privy Council as their Lordships redefines the Article 6 privilege against self incrimination in landmark trust case.

Volaw Trust v The Attorney General of Jersey and Comptroller of Income Tax. Privilege Against Self Incrimination and Article 6. Mr Sharp QC wins is this landmark case that redefines the ambit of the privilege against self-incrimination as defined by Article 6 of human rights law [PSI] in both Jersey and the United Kingdom and […]

Written by Howard Sharp

Posted on June 17, 2019

Substance over Style?

Substance over Style? Understanding Jersey’s Economic Substance Requirements. Effective from January 2019, the Crown Dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man, will have new tax legislation in place to ensure that tax resident companies of each of those jurisdictions have a real operational presence or ‘substance’ in the relevant jurisdiction. If a Jersey […]

Written by Caroline Dutot

Posted on May 07, 2019

Closing the Gender Pay Gap

Why transparency and enforcement are equal partners in helping move the debate forwards   From actors to accountants it doesn’t matter what area you work in; there’s a good chance if you’re female, you will be paid less than a man.   Take Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg, two actors with the same initials … […]

Written by Caroline Dutot

Posted on June 04, 2018

GDPR SME Guide – Practical Steps to Compliance in Jersey

Why GDPR is like clearing out the ‘man drawer’? GDPR guide for SMEs in Jersey. By Caroline Dutot If you have ever seen Michael McIntyre’s sketch on the ‘man drawer’ you will know it is that drawer/box/space in every household where items of complete randomness are kept – just in case we should need them.  […]

Written by Caroline Dutot

Posted on April 16, 2018

Legal Privilege: Tread with care

Privilege and Corporate Investigations Tread with care   A Board of Directors faced with information that raises regulatory issues or suspicions about corrupt practices might decide to conduct an internal inquiry and/or self-report. Equally, a company may become caught up in a criminal or regulatory inquiry and are required by investigators to produce relevant documentation. […]

Written by Howard Sharp

Posted on March 06, 2018

Criminal Finances Act Offences – Your Jersey Legal Rights…Or Not?

A LOOPHOLE in Jersey law seems likely to mean that the Island’s financial services providers have less protection against arrest and removal to face criminal charges in the United Kingdom than almost anyone else on the planet. Matthew Jowitt explains why Criminal Finances Act 2017 The recently enacted UK Criminal Finances Act 2017 creates a […]

Written by Matthew Jowitt

Posted on December 05, 2017

Billions: 22nd February 2018

Ardent Chambers and BDO Sator are proud to present their second regulatory seminar on 22nd February 2018 at the conference rooms at the Royal Yacht Hotel. This is a CPD accredited event that follows on from the highly successful ‘Untouchables’ conference that generated £2,250 for charity. Any profits from the ‘Billions’ event will also be […]

Written by Howard Sharp

Posted on November 29, 2017

12th Geneva Forum on Fraud and Asset Tracing: March 2018.

Ardent Chambers is pleased to confirm its sponsorship of this leading international fraud and asset recovery conference in Geneva in 2018. This event is often described as the key seminar of the year in this area of law.  Mr Howard Sharp QC will be speaking to a distinguished audience at the event on Thursday 15th […]

Written by Howard Sharp

Posted on November 29, 2017

Workplace sexual harassment: “Me Too”

“Me Too”, two simple terms that have stormed social media in the last week, raising awareness around sexual assault and harassment in a big way.

Written by Caroline Dutot

Posted on November 03, 2017

Civil Recovery of International Criminal Property – So far so good

Jersey’s long –running bid to recover Nigerian government corruption money from Island financial institutions received a boost last week when a Court of Appeal judge refused leave to the corporate holder of stolen money to pursue an appeal against a civil freezing order to the Privy Council in London.

Written by Matthew Jowitt

Posted on July 04, 2017

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