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  • DQ authors Isle of Man chapter of Data Protection Guide

    DQ authors Isle of Man chapter of Data Protection Guide

    Hazel Dawson and Sinead O’Connor of DQ’s data protection team have co-authored the Isle of Man chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Data Protection 2017. DQ authors Isle of Man chapter of Data Protection Guide Read more »

    Posted in Trusts & Private Client, Regulatory & Compliance, Employment, Dispute Resolution, Commercial on 11th December 2017

  • When Harry met Meghan…The fairy tale pre-nup?

    When Harry met Meghan…The fairy tale pre-nup?

    The long anticipated engagement of HRH Prince Harry and Rachel Meghan Markle was announced by Clarence House via Twitter on Monday morning with the couple being at the centre of a media frenzy ever since. When Harry met Meghan…The fairy tale pre-nup? Read more »

    Posted in Trusts & Private Client, Dispute Resolution on 30th November 2017

  • Have Data Protection laws changed trust law on disclosure?

    Have Data Protection laws changed trust law on disclosure?

    A landmark decision was handed down by the Court of Appeal (England and Wales) on 16 February 2017 in respect of beneficiaries using subject access requests under data protection law to obtain information from trustees. The consequences of the decision may result in a new route by which beneficiaries could attempt to gain information in relation to their interests in a trust which would otherwise be subject to the trustee’s discretion. Have Data Protection laws changed trust law on disclosure? Read more »

    Posted in Trusts & Private Client on 29th November 2017

  • Marriage and Civil Partnership Discrimination in Employment: A Summary

    Marriage and Civil Partnership Discrimination in Employment: A Summary

    After 40 years of steady decline, statistics have confirmed that marriage rates across the UK are back on the rise. It seems appropriate therefore that in the space of a year the Isle of Man has witnessed the coming into force of two major pieces of legislation pivotal to the rights of persons of same sex or opposite sex couples. The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Amendment) Act 2016 took effect on 19 July 2017, making provision for the marriage of same sex couples as well as the partnerships of opposite sex couples. In an employment context, employees who exercise their right of marriage and civil partnership will be afforded protection pursuant to the Equality Act 2017 (“EqA 2017”), which received Royal Assent on 18 July 2017 and which builds upon and consolidates the existing law in this regard pursuant to section 5 of the Employment (Sex Discrimination) Act 2000. Marriage and Civil Partnership Discrimination in Employment: A Summary Read more »

    Posted in Employment on 22nd November 2017

  • Equality : Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination

    Equality : Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination

    According to a UK Government report, 77% of mothers surveyed had a negative or possibly discriminatory experience during pregnancy, maternity leave and/or on return from maternity leave. Equality : Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination Read more »

    Posted in Employment on 15th November 2017

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