06 June 2019Insight

Guernsey: Litigation (2nd Edition)

The Legal 500: Litigation 2nd Edition Country Comparative Guide has just been launched. Ferbrache & Farrell, which is ranked in The Legal 500, is an exclusive contributor to the guide. This country-specific Q&A, authored by partner and head of Dispute Resolution...

Guernsey Substance Requirements: A Detailed Overview

On 1 January 2019 new economic substance requirements came into force in key offshore jurisdictions. The new regulations, implemented in response to concerns raised by the EU’s Code of Conduct Group on Business Taxation, are...

22 May 2019

A Guernsey guide to probate

What is the purpose of probate? Probate gives someone the legal authority to take control of a deceased person’s finances.  It is a judicial process whereby an official document called a grant of representation is issued. The...

30 April 2019

GDPR One Year on: A guide for local businesses

Introduction The Data Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law 2017 (the Law) came into force on 25 May 2018. Figures published recently show that the reporting of data breaches has increased, with forty five being reported in...

29 March 2019

Demolishing and Rebuilding a Part A Open Market Property

The Guernsey Open Market is a very important sector in our island’s property portfolio. It is excellent to see it flourishing with a great deal of local and distant interest in it. Originally conceived in the 1980s as a...

29 March 2019

Protected trees on your Guernsey property

An ancient Chinese proverb states that "the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." Trees are very important to all of us for many different reasons, but how are they protected by the planning...

25 March 2019

2018 - A year of continued growth

After just two full years of trading, we at Ferbrache & Farrell are delighted to report an excellent 2018 on a number of fronts. Our teams continue to grow from strength to strength, combining the highest quality staff...

25 March 2019

A guide to applications for liquor licences in Guernsey

When is a Liquor Licence required? The sale and supply of alcohol in Guernsey and Herm is regulated by the Liquor Licensing (Guernsey) Ordinance, 2006 (the Ordinance). It is an offence under the Ordinance for a person to sell...

24 March 2019

A guide to Guardianships in Guernsey

1. What is Guardianship? Guardianship allows a sworn Guardian control over a person’s (the Patient’s) affairs when it is deemed that the Patient is no longer capable of managing them. You can only apply for Guardianship if the...

Ferbrache & Farrell in the running for leading industry award

Ferbrache & Farrell has been shortlisted for International Boutique Law Firm of the Year in the 2019 Citywealth Magic Circle Awards. It’s the second year running that we have reached the final stage of the awards, which...

19 March 2019

Case Study: The Purchase of Alderney Realty by Non-EU Citizens

As an important pillar within the structure of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, the jurisdiction of Alderney has some unique characteristics concerning property and the treatment of it. We at Ferbrache & Farrell are very well...

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