Jersey approves assisted dying in principle in first for Britain – The Independent

Posted November 26th, 2021 in assisted suicide, Jersey, news by tracey

‘Jersey looks set to become the first place in Britain to approve assisted dying after a landmark vote by the island’s States Assembly. Law-makers supported a proposal that people should, in principle, be allowed to choose to die.’

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The Independent, 25th November 2021


New Judgment: Routier v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs [2019] UKSC 43 – UKSC Blog

‘The issue in this appeal was whether a movement of capital between the United Kingdom and Jersey should be regarded as an internal transaction taking place within a single member state for the purposes of article 56 of the Treaty Establishing the European Community; and if not, whether the refusal of relief under section 23 in respect of the gift to the Coulter Trust is justifiable under EU law.’

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UKSC Blog, 16th October 2019


Routier and another v Revenue and Customs Commissioners – WLR Daily

Posted October 31st, 2014 in charities, inheritance tax, Jersey, jurisdiction, law reports, trusts, wills by sally

Routier and another v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2014] EWHC 3010 (Ch); [2014] WLR (D) 449

‘For a transfer under a will to be exempt from inheritance tax because it was to be “held on trust for charitable purposes” within the meaning of section 23(6) of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984 the relevant trust had to be subject to the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom courts.’

WLR Daily, 18th October 2014


Sex abuse victim has post traumatic stress from court questioning – BBC News

‘A sex abuse victim says a cross-examination in court in Jersey was so aggressive she has been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2014


Government Response to the Justice Select Committee’s Report ‘Crown Dependencies: developments since 2010’ – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 17th, 2014 in Crown, Guernsey, Jersey, parliamentary papers by tracey

‘Her Majesty’s Government welcomes the Justice Select Committee’s latest report on the relationship between the UK and the Crown Dependencies. This relationship is a valuable, historical and special one and the Government accordingly takes its responsibilities towards the Islands very seriously.’

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Ministry of Justice, 17th March 2014


In re Tambrook Jersey Ltd; HSBC Bank plc v Tambrook Jersey Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted May 24th, 2013 in appeals, insolvency, Jersey, jurisdiction, law reports by tracey

In re Tambrook Jersey Ltd: HSBC Bank plc v Tambrook Jersey Ltd: [2013] EWCA 576; [2013] WLR (D) 193

“The English court could ‘assist’ a foreign insolvency court for the purposes of section 426(4) of the Insolvency Act 1986 where there were no existing insolvency proceedings in the foreign jurisdiction.”

WLR Daily, 22nd May 2013


HSBC Bank plc v Tambrook Jersey Ltd – WLR Daily

HSBC Bank plc v Tambrook Jersey Ltd [2013] EWHC 866 (Ch); [2013] WLR (D) 146

“The English court could not “assist” a foreign insolvency court for the purposes of section 426(4) of the Insolvency Act 1986 where there were no existing insolvency proceedings in the foreign jurisdiction or any intention to commence such proceedings.”

WLR Daily, 12th April 2013


Tax crackdowns threaten Channel Islands’ haven status – The Guardian

Posted June 27th, 2012 in banking, financial regulation, Guernsey, Jersey, news, tax avoidance by sally

“The Jimmy Carr tax avoidance case has thrown the spotlight on Jersey and Guernsey, where the days of aggressive tax loopholes may be numbered.”

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The Guardian, 26th June 2012


Channel Islands VAT loophole closed to CD and DVD retailers – The Guardian

Posted March 16th, 2012 in electronic commerce, Guernsey, Jersey, news, VAT by tracey

“Some of UK’s most popular online retailers will be forced to stop selling VAT-free CDs and DVDs after high court ruling.”

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The Guardian, 15th March 2012


Michel v The Queen – WLR Daily

Posted November 5th, 2009 in bias, Jersey, judiciary, law reports by sally

Michel v The Queen [2009] UKPC 40; [2009] WLR (D) 312

“A defendant’s right to a fair trial was absolute and he was entitled to explain his case, however improbable, without constantly being subjected to the judge’s sarcasm and hostility. When the impropriety of a judge’s interventions and interruptions in a trial were so extreme as to render the trial unfair, an appeal court had no alternative but to set the conviction aside even when the evidence against the defendant was overwhelming.”

WLR Daily, 4th November 2009


Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Jersey agrees to pass tax evasion data to UK – The Guardian

Posted March 10th, 2009 in Jersey, news, tax evasion by sally

“Terry Le Sueur, chief minister of the Channel islands tax haven of Jersey, is due in London today to sign a novel agreement which will share information about offshore tax dodging.”

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The Guardian, 10th March 2009


Government ‘must intervene in Jersey abuse case’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 26th, 2008 in child abuse, Jersey, news by sally

“The Government is legally obliged to intervene in the investigation into the Jersey child abuse scandal, according to an MP challenging ministers in the High Court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd August 2008


High Court challenge over Jersey child abuse case – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 19th, 2008 in child abuse, Jersey, news by sally

“British ministers have been challenged in the High Court to intervene in the child abuse investigation in Jersey.”

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Daily Telegraph,


Court bid for UK action in Jersey – BBC News

Posted August 14th, 2008 in child abuse, Jersey, news by sally

“The UK government is facing a legal bid to compel it to appoint judges and prosecutors to deal with cases arising from the Jersey child abuse inquiry.”

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BBC News, 14th August 2008


Jack Straw urged to send judge after Jersey pair are freed – The Times

Posted June 26th, 2008 in child abuse, Jersey, news, police by sally

“Jack Straw faced pressure yesterday to appoint an independent judge to oversee the child abuse investigation in Jersey, after police were prevented from charging two suspects.”

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The Times, 26th June 2008