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.
Litigation / Article Making a claim for a holiday ruined by illness
Was your holiday ruined by illness? If you want to make a claim, you must prove it.
Litigation / Article Boundary dispute
Legal principle of implied rights saves homeowner from forced demolition.
Litigation / Article Who is liable for storm damage to property?
What if damage is caused by something from your neighbour’s property being blown onto your property?
Litigation / Article Liability when an airline crashes?
German airline Lufthansa and its Germanwings subsidiary could be liable for hundreds of millions of pounds in compensation claims unless they are able to prove that the crash was not their fault.
Litigation / Article David & Goliath – round 3 the battle between the developer, the planning department and the home owner
Planning matters often give rise to lengthy acrimonious disputes between planners, developers and aggrieved neighbours.
Litigation / Article Royal court decision empowers the court to order damages for a neighbours’ encroachment
A dispute between neighbours can be the most stressful and upsetting experience a person encounters in his or her lifetime. Home owners expect stability and security; they expect their home to be their castle.
Litigation / Article Privacy – an issue for all levels of society
This is not merely an issue of importance to those in the public eye who can expect to be the subject of comment. Everyone is being watched.
Litigation / Article Turning an injury into compensation
Many people put off making a personal injury claim because they are uncertain about the process and worried about the possible cost.
Litigation / Article The customer is always right: returning faulty goods
We are told that customer service employees pride themselves on the adage that ‘the customer is always right’. Yet when it comes to returning faulty goods, it appears this saying does not always ring true.
Litigation / Article What is privilege?
The word “privilege” joins together two ideas; that of privacy and that of having a special rule or regime.
Litigation / Article Do you need planning permission?
This definition is extremely wide and, subject to certain exceptions, will cover the majority of development activity. As such we would advise that you should, as a general rule, always assume permission will be required.
Litigation / Article How to appeal a planning decision
In March 2015 Jersey’s planning laws were substantially amended in an attempt to make the planning appeal system easier, cheaper and more accessible for those aggrieved by planning decisions.
Litigation / Article Expert medical reports: to disclose or not to disclose?
Often the first tactical decision a Plaintiff must make in a personal injury claim is when to disclose their medical report to the Defendant.
Litigation / Article Do I have a case? Don’t get caught with your pants down
Many people have their own preconceived notions about lawyers and how we do business.
Litigation / Article Above your neighbour’s land? You’re not above the law when it comes to neighbourly duties
Every home owner wants to protect their own property. Unfortunately for the owners of several huts at Rozel, they quickly learnt that finding a way to force their neighbour to fix a potential hazard on their land was far from easy.
Litigation / Article Breach of an illegal contract: enforcable or not?
An interesting case came before the UK Supreme Court this year whereby the court was effectively asked to consider whether it had the power to apply the remedy of restitution for a breach of contract when the subject matter of the contract was illegal.
Litigation / Briefing The necessary elements required for an indecent assault
Indecent assault conviction overturned on the basis that the necessary intent was not made out and no indecency was proved to take place.
Litigation / Briefing Jersey’s HSS failures contribute to death of resident
States of Jersey found criminally accountable for failures in its health and safety procedures.
Litigation / Briefing Litigation jargon buster
This jargon buster aims to provide clarity on some of the litigation terminology used in Jersey law cases.