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How to steal $300 million…and not get away with it

Nigeria, the most populated county in Africa, was ruled by President General Mohammed Abacha from 1993 to 1998. During that time, he stole hundreds of millions of dollars of Nigerian public money with help from his second son, Mohammed Sani Abacha, and their associate Abubakar Atiku Bagudu. They stole this money through a number of […]

Written by Caroline Dutot

Posted on June 22, 2020

Planning to re-open?

We all know that employers, have a duty of care to their employees. This means they have to make sure they’re prioritising the health, safety and welfare of their employees whilst they’re at work.  If you’re a business that has recently re-opened or are planning for this to happen soon, it’s important to understand that […]

Written by Caroline Dutot

Posted on May 15, 2020

10 Easy Employment Mistakes to Make in a Crisis

If you’re a business owner currently faced with a substantial drop in income whilst your outgoings remain the same, you’ll be thinking about your bottom line and how to reduce costs.  Government measures are focused on helping some businesses retain their employees.  But, the uncomfortable reality is that others may have no option but to reduce […]

Written by Caroline Dutot

Posted on April 08, 2020

Coronavirus Q&A 1-5

As local Advocates we want to do our bit to support as many people as possible during this difficult time. We asked local forums what business or employment law questions coronavirus had them asking and we got an amazing response. We’ve been answering the questions on LinkedIn and Twitter. Here is a round up of […]

Written by Caroline Dutot

Posted on April 01, 2020

It’s time to re-think your policies and procedures

With the ever-evolving challenges presented by Covid-19, many businesses are hunting out and dusting off their business continuity plans and their employee handbooks, only to find that their policies and procedures aren’t fit for a global pandemic. The latest Government of Jersey statistic is that up to 50% of the population will contract the virus and […]

Written by Caroline Dutot

Posted on March 20, 2020

Think Robo-judges are a million years away? Think again.

When you ask someone to think of a judge, they’ll probably imagine  a stern-looking, middle aged man or woman, in red robes and a  white wig or perhaps a sombre suit. The kind of judge you see on Law and Order or, if you’re a similar age to me, Judge John Deed! Whatever you imagine, chances are […]

Written by Caroline Dutot

Posted on March 05, 2020

10 Essential Data Protection Questions Every Board Should Ask

“Good governance never depends on laws but on the personal qualities of those who govern”  – Frank Herbert, American Author Good leaders know it is the responsibility of a Board to lead by example and set the tone from the top. With an increasing focus on the protection of individuals’ personal data, it is the responsibility […]

Written by Caroline Dutot

Posted on January 28, 2020

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

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