The old conundrum about whether art imitates life or life imitates art may have no ultimate answer but sometimes life hands us a set of facts which we would expect to see only in the pages of a novel or on the Hollywood screen. A bond issue bought by reputable investors world-wide and backed by the Mafia would qualify
In 2016, the UK government announced that hundreds of UK properties, suspected of belonging to corrupt individuals, would be seized by enforcement agencies under a tough new tool: Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs)
News Team on 30/07/2020
The new Hong Kong BN(O) Visa will give British National (Overseas) citizens the ability to come to the UK to make a new life
News Team on 29/07/2020
As temporary measures put in place by the UK government due to COVID-19 are due to come to an end between 24 August 2020 and 30 September 2020, property consultants Landlord Advice UK is offering free legal support to landlords dealing with evictions
News Team on 22/07/2020
The UK government has said that it will amend legislation that will allow individuals to have their wills witnessed via video links
News Team on 21/07/2020
The Bermudan government has announced that the Ministry of Labour will amend the eligibility for a One (1) Year Residential Certificate to allow persons who are able to work remotely from Bermuda, such as Digital Nomands and to allow Non-Bermudian Post-Secondary Students to complete their higher education from Bermuda starting August 1, 2020
Directors and shareholders of businesses who have built up a cash pile intended to help ride out the COVID-19 lockdown and its aftermath, need to be aware of the tax implications
Jersey compliance teams need to prepare for virtual JFSC examinations, Walkers' senior counsel warnsNews Team on 06/07/2020
A lawyer in offshore law firm Walkers’ Jersey regulatory and risk advisory group has said that the JFSC’s plans show that financial services professionals – and compliance teams in particular – need to start preparing for examinations
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many couples have been forced to cancel or postpone their plans to get married or enter a civil partnership. Even with the recent announcement that ceremonies will be permitted in England from 4 July, the restriction to 30 people attending and the concerns about social distancing may still cause couples to decide to delay.
Three-quarters of family lawyers see increase in couples seeking advice on cohabitation agreement in past yearNews Team on 03/07/2020
More than three-quarters of family lawyers have seen an increase in couples seeking advice on setting up a cohabitation agreement in the last 12 months, new research from Direct Line Life Insurance has revealed
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