10 November 2022News

Document duty changes in Guernsey

Effective from 2 November 2022, buyers of Guernsey residential property need to consider whether they may, or may not, need to pay more document duty tax. Two main changes to the tax have been implemented since the States’ approved budget this month. The first is to...

25 February 2022

Outdoor drinking and al fresco licensing

If a business wants to use its outdoor area for serving drinks an al fresco licence is required. This short guide looks at the law and the application process. Who can be an Applicant? The Al Fresco Licence can be held by a...

Changes to the GFSC enforcement process

Ferbrache & Farrell LLP field a recognised team of expert lawyers with a proven track record of dealing with some of the most significant regulatory matters published in Guernsey. We set out an update below, but the key...

25 October 2021

A guide to English residential conveyancing

Our UK Real Estate team specialises in advising on all aspects of security work for private offshore banks and individual investors in the refinance of English property portfolios and any associated advice relating to...

09 March 2020

Capacity Law - what it means

Islanders in the Bailiwick of Guernsey will soon be able to plan for a time when their mental capacity may be impaired. The current legal position has not been refreshed for many years and does not allow for someone to decide...

27 February 2020

Capacity Law moves a step closer

Mental capacity is very much front and centre in our community today. Back in March 2016, an important policy letter was laid before the States of Deliberation.  It related to the introduction of a new ‘Capacity Law’ and was...

07 February 2020

Do I need to make a will?

In the latest in a series of columns to appear in the Guernsey Press business pages, Alastair Hargreaves looks at the need, or not, for a will. You do not need to make a will, but if you don’t, you would be what is termed...

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...