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...

16 May 2022

A guide to eviction proceedings

A landlord is entitled to an Eviction Order (possession of their premises) if there is a legal basis for the eviction, to the satisfaction of the Royal Court. Such reasons include:  expiry of a fixed term tenancy agreement...

11 May 2022

Who to notify when you're moving

Even the best list-writers can feel a little overwhelmed when it comes to moving house - there is so much to remember. So, the property team at Ferbrache & Farrell has put together a handy checklist of who you need to...

27 April 2022

Is it the end of privacy? Update on Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 and the Register of Overseas Entities

The Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 has been on the UK’s agenda since 2016. It is fair to say that with the recent developments in Ukraine and Russia, it has become an increasing priority for the UK...

05 April 2022

Considerations for directors – the “zone of insolvency”

As we know, the past two years have been a difficult time for many businesses and with such continuing uneconomic uncertainly, it seems there is precious little light at the end of the tunnel yet. In this article, we consider...

30 March 2022

A step-by-step guide to buying your first home

If you're looking to enter the property market, there are a few things to be considered - it's exciting, but it can also be a little daunting. Our property team at Ferbrache & Farrell LLP has put together this guide which...

22 March 2022

Jamie Ferbrache joins Ferbrache & Farrell as Finance Manager

As part of its strategic growth plans, Ferbrache & Farrell has appointed a new Finance Manager. Jamie Ferbrache, who has 20 years’ experience in the finance industry has already worked with the law firm since its inception...

Ferbrache & Farrell acts as sole counsel on new Guernsey open-ended Class B ICC fund

The Corporate Team of Ferbrache & Farrell LLP (“F&F”) recently acted as sole legal counsel for Mauritius-based PIM Capital Management and South Africa-based Global Independent Administrators advising on all corporate and...

17 March 2022

Recovery of external lawyers’ costs

Dispute resolution in Guernsey is commonly international in its nature, frequently involving parties outside of this jurisdiction.  However, Guernsey is a distinct legal jurisdiction and only Guernsey Advocates are qualified 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...

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