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Business & Finance Law

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Copyright / Patents in Jersey

What is copyright? Copyright protects the work you have made so that other people cannot generally copy, publish, play, show or broadcast or put it on the internet until you have given your consent. There are some exceptions to copyright that allow people to use your work in limited ways without your consent. You get […]

Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority

The JCRA was set up under the Competition Regulatory Authority (Jersey) Law, 2001. In Jersey, the telecoms and postal sectors are regulated by the JCRA, which is also in charge of and enforces the Competition (Jersey) Law 2005. For more information or to make a complaint, please visit their website or contact them via the […]

Legal Tender and Coinage

Small change The following amounts of change are accepted as legal tender. Neither a trader nor a bank is obliged to accept more than the following number of coins – 1p and 2p coins up to the value of 20p 5p and 10p coins up to the value of £5 20p and 50p coins up […]

Liquor Licensing and Licensed Premises

How to apply Applications for the grant of a liquor licence are made to the Treasurer of the States and are then sent on to the Parish where the licence is going to be needed, as the Connétable must call a Parish Assembly to allow parishioners to put forward their views on the application. The […]

Security Interests

What are security interests? Security interests over intangible movables.  These are assets that cannot be touched and have no physical substance.  The best examples of intangible movables are bank accounts, shares in a company or rights in a contract or agreement.   There are certain intangible movables that, under Jersey law, cannot be secured. Does not […]

Stopping Cheques

You can ask the bank to stop a cheque you have written. If this happens it means that the person or company whose name appeared on the cheque will not get paid. However, you cannot stop a draft. While it is not illegal to stop a cheque, it is a criminal offense to hand over […]
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