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The benefits of using Guernsey companies

January 1 2015 Guernsey offers a pragmatic and responsive regime for the incorporation and day-to-day administration of companies. These features have made Guernsey…

Can a partnership at will be dissolved simply on notice?

August 14 2015 Imagine that your partnership is on the cusp of concluding a large transaction which has the potential to be immensely profitable. The partnership…

Emailing confidential information home: one for the employer

May 10 2011 In a recent UK case, an employee emailed large amounts of confidential information from her work email address to her private email account.

Working in Guernsey: an overview

January 8 2015 Guernsey is a separate legal jurisdiction from the UK. It has its own employment laws and, due to its size, controls are in place regulating who can…

Execution blocks: why you shouldn’t take shortcuts

June 10 2011 From time to time, cases come across our desks that make you feel very sorry for one of the parties involved, for there would never have been litigation had the parties taken ever so slightly more care, and not taken a shortcut on something fundamental.

Maternity and maternity support leave – new developments

August 14 2015 At their July 2015 meeting, the States of Guernsey passed resolutions in relation to bringing in maternity, maternity support and adoption leave…

Can a partnership at will be dissolved simply on notice?

August 14 2015 Imagine that your partnership is on the cusp of concluding a large transaction which has the potential to be immensely profitable. The partnership…

Digital ‘currency’ as trust property – what are the legal issues for trustees?

July 14 2015 Digital (or “crypto”) currencies continue to make the global news. Although not yet recognised by UK regulatory authorities/lawmakers as “currency”…

Enforcement of foreign judgments in Guernsey

April 27 2015 The method of enforcing foreign judgments in Guernsey varies, depending on the jurisdiction (and indeed court) in which the original judgment is…

Protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights in Guernsey: an overview

February 18 2015 Historically, the offshore world has been known largely for its financial services industries. In recent years, many offshore financial centres have…