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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

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

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