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Articles & briefings

Corporate

Articles

Corporate / Article
Employee Benefit Trustees Await Developments
There are plenty of circumstances in the world of commerce where the flexibility of a discretionary trust and the gap between an employer as settlor and its chosen trustees have also proven useful. Employee Benefit Trusts (“EBTs”) are an excellent example of this.
Corporate / Article
Registration of Charities in Jersey
From 1st January 2019, a charity active in Jersey will have to be registered with the Charity Commissioner in order legally to call itself a charity, and to enjoy tax relief in Jersey by virtue of its charitable status.

Briefings

Employment

Articles

Employment / Article
Sickness in the workplace
It is essential that employers have a sickness absence policy that ensures absences are dealt with consistently and effectively.
Employment / Article
Constructive unfair dismissal
Constructive dismissal is arguably the most contentious kind of dismissal, what matters is that the employee should be entitled to terminate the contract without notice because of the employer’s conduct.

Briefings

Employment / Briefing
When is a PILON clause correctly exercised?
Calculating the level of statutory redundancy payment due to an individual and the amount of any compensation that may be due in the event of a finding that they have been unfairly dismissed.
Employment / Briefing
Transgender discrimination case
Since 1 September 2015, paragraph 5 of schedule 1 of the Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013 (the “Law”) states that transgender reassignment is a protected characteristic under the Law.

Family

Articles

Family / Article
Viberts Partner recognised in Top 35 Under 35 Channel Islands List
Family / Article
Keeping Divorce Costs Down
Senior Legal Assistant, Alexandra Cohen, reveals her top tips on how to keep divorce costs to a minimum

Briefings

Family / Briefing
Family law jargon buster
Are you confused what certain legal terms mean? This helpful family law jargon buster guide explains what most of the commonly used legal terms mean.

Litigation

Articles

Litigation / Article
Brexit: EU Citizen Living in Jersey?
Despite Brexit, EU citizens that live in Jersey are able to apply to Jersey Customs and Immigration Service for 'settled status' or 'pre-settled status'. This new system will be introduced pursuant to the Jersey EU Settlement Scheme.
Litigation / Article
Parents: Let’s Talk About Sex
The new Sexual Offences (Jersey) Law 2018 is coming into force on the 23rd November 2018 and this law introduces some new offences which may interest you.

Briefings

Litigation / Briefing
Litigation jargon buster
This jargon buster aims to provide clarity on some of the litigation terminology used in Jersey law cases.

Property

Articles

Property / Article
A Helping Hand through the Door
Shaun O’Connor, Senior Conveyancing Manager at Viberts Legal Services, explains the legal aspects of a local property transaction: -

Briefings

Property / Briefing
Tout tel under scrutiny
How far does the tout tel clause in a contract protect a vendor when selling their Jersey property?

Personal

Articles

Personal / Article
Providing for pets in a will
People with pets count them as part of the family. It makes sense to think about who you want to care for them following your death.

Briefings

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