The Banking Business (Depositors Compensation) (Amendment and Miscellaneous Provision) (Jersey) Regulations 2012 came into force, with the exception of Regulation 23, on 2 October 2012. The Regulations amend the Banking Business (Depositors Compensation) (Jersey) Regulations 2009 to introduce an annual administration levy.

The Banking Business (General Provisions) (Amendment No. 3) (Jersey) Order 2011 came into force on 25 January 2012. The Order amends the Banking Business (General Provisions) (Jersey) Order 2002 in relation to deposit taking.

The Banking (Depositors Compensation Supplementary Provisions) (Jersey) Regulations 2012 came into force on 6 November 2012. The Regulations supplement the Banking Business (Depositors Compensation) (Jersey) Regulations 2009 by prescribing offences in relation to the Depositors Compensation Scheme. The Regulations will remain in force for a period of three years and replace the previous Triennial Regulations.

The Civil Partnership (Jersey) Law 2012 came into force on 2 April 2012. The Law will permit same-sex couples to enter into a Civil Partnership giving them, so far as is possible, the same rights and responsibilities as married couples.

The Collective Investment Funds (Amendment and Validation) (Jersey) Law 2012 came into force in part on 27 October 2012, with the remainder coming into force on 23 November 2012. The Law amends the Collective Investment Funds (Jersey) Law 1988 with regard to the publication and validation of fees.

The Collective Investment Funds (Certified Funds - Fees) (Jersey) Order 2012 came into force on 18 February 2012. The Order prescribes fees in relation to certified funds.

The Collective Investment Funds (Certified Funds - Fees) (No. 2) (Jersey) Order 2012 came into force on 1 July 2012. The Order replaces the Collective Investment Funds (Certified Funds - Fees) (Jersey) Order 2012 to prescribe fees in relation to certified funds.

The Collective Investment Funds (Certified Funds - Prospectuses) (Jersey) Order 2012 comes into force on 17 November 2012. The Order updates the requirements for prospectuses for the sale of units in certified funds and extends their application to closed-ended funds which are constituted as companies or unit trusts, and to open-ended or closed-ended incorporated limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, limited partnerships and separate limited partnerships.

The Control of Borrowing (Amendment No. 15) (Jersey) Order 2012 came into force on 5 September 2012. The Order amends the Control of Borrowing (Jersey) Order 1958 to insert an Article 12A, which makes provision as to fees.

The Employment (Amendment No. 5) (Jersey) Law 2010 came into force in part on 1 January 2011 and in part on 1 June 2012. The Law amends the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003 to establish a right to a redundancy payment equivalent to one week's wages per year of employment (subject to a cap and certain conditions) for those employees who have completed at least two years' continuous employment with the employer. It also sets out detailed new consultation obligations to apply in redundancy situations and makes a number of other changes.

The Employment (Amendment No. 6) (Jersey) Law 2012 came into force in part on 21 March 2012 and in part on 1 June 2012. The Law amends the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003 in relation to redundancy.

The Employment (Amendment No. 7) (Jersey) Law 2012 came into force in part on 21 March 2012 and in part on 1 June 2012. The Law amends the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003 in relation to redundancy, in particular, with regard to fixed shortterm contract workers.

The Income Tax (Amendment No. 38) (Jersey) Law 2011 came into force on 1 January 2012, with the exception of Part 4, which will come into force on 1 January 2013. The Law amends the Income Tax (Jersey) Law 1961 by repealing those provisions which impose a liability to tax on certain individuals who own shares in companies taxed at 0% or 10%, either by deeming the individual to have received taxable dividends ("deemed dividends") or by attributing the profits of the company to the individual, as if they were the individual’s profits ("full attribution").

The Money Laundering and Weapons Development (Directions) (Jersey) Law 2012 came into force on 13 January 2012. The Law allow for directions to be made, to those carrying out a financial services business, in response to threats from abroad to the interests of Jersey relating to money laundering, terrorist financing or weapons development and for related and incidental purposes.

The Money Laundering and Weapons Development (Directions) (Amendment) (Jersey) Law 2012 came into force on 2 November 2012. The Law replaces Article 10 of the Money Laundering and Weapons Development (Directions) (Jersey) Law 2012 (the "Law"), which Article concerns applications to set aside decisions of the Chief Minister relating to the giving of a direction or the grant of a licence under the Law.

The Taxation (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Jersey) Regulations 2012 came into force on 2 October 2012. The Regulations amend a number of pieces of legislation relating to the exchange of tax information in order to resolve issues identified by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes' peer review report on Jersey.

The Trusts (Amendment No. 5) (Jersey) Law 2012 came into force on 2 November 2012. The Law introduces a variety of amendments to the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984, including amendments to confirm that the ownership of assets constitutes a sufficient purpose for a non-charitable purpose trust; to amend the provisions in relation to the application of Jersey law to Jersey trusts; to provide for the remuneration of professional trustees (as defined) where a trust instrument contains no charging clause; to confirm that a trustee may contract with itself in respect of two or more trusts; to allow for a former trustee to enforce a term of a contract which extends or renews the security (such as an indemnity) provided to him, even though the former trustee is not a party to the contract; and to introduce a longstop provision in relation to the limitation of actions.