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  • 07-Apr-2017

    Charles Gomez Talks Relationships Between UK & Spain: University of Cadiz

    Charles Gomez was one of the key note speakers in a seminar at the Algeciras Campos of the Department of Public International Law and Relations of the University of Cadiz. The topic was the effect of BREXIT in the region of Gibraltar and gener..

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  • 14-Mar-2017

    Military Officers Released Without Charge

    Three senior military officers arrested by the Royal Gibraltar Police on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and conspiracy to do so were released without charge on the 10th March 2017. On the 8th February the RGP stopped a A400M Ai..

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  • 24-Feb-2017

    A Welcome Change in Clinical Negligence: The Rehabilitation Code

    At any given time, our Chambers deal with about a dozen clinical negligence claims. These relate mainly, but not exclusively, to the principal provider of health services, the Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA). The pre-action protocols of the Civ..

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  • 17-Feb-2017

    Congratulations Hayley & Maxine

    Charles Gomez & Co would like to congratulate two of our rising members of staff for their excellent achievements in the University of Gibraltar’s AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) course. The AAT is a professional body for v..

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  • 23-Jan-2017

    Don’t prejudice thousands of Gibraltar jobs by using border as ‘choke point’

    As seen in the Olive Press (http://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2017/01/23/dont-prejudice-thousands-gibraltar-jobs-using-border-choke-point/) THE UK’s only continental border is with the Southern Andalucian town of La Linea de la Concepc..

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  • 05-Jan-2017

    Economies of UK and Gibraltar After Brexit

    As Seen in the Olive Press (http://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/category/columnists/brief-by-charles-gomez/) “HOW many angels can dance on the head of a pin?” is said to have been the subject of scholastic debate in the Middle..

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  • 05-Jan-2017

    Is Your Home Legal?: Planning Permission

    Home owners intending to carry out works to their properties should remember that certain alterations and modifications require planning permission (https://www.gibraltar.gov.gi/new/planning-permission). Depending on the location of the property..

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  • 21-Dec-2016

    Merry Christmas!

    On behalf of the team at Charles Gomez & Co, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and may the new year bring you new opportunities, success and an abundance of happiness! Merry Christmas from Charles Gomez & Co (https://www.face..

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  • 12-Dec-2016

    Careful what EU wish for

    As Seen in the Olive Press (http://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/category/columnists/brief-by-charles-gomez/) PARADIGM is a fine word bequeathed to us by our Greek cousins, the ancestral defenders of Europe (watch the Battle of Thermopylae ..

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  • 03-Nov-2016

    Can Parliament Stop Brexit?

    As seen in The Olive Press: Brief by Charles Gomez (http://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2016/10/01/can-parliament-stop-brexit/) SOME 801 years ago the Magna Carta set in motion the gradual erosion of the English monarchy’s absolute p..

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  • 12-Oct-2016

    Charles Gomez Delivers Keynote on Brexit in Rabat

    Gibraltarian barrister and Professor Charles Gomez (http://www.lawequitygibraltar.com/news-details/charles-gomez-talks-brexit-at-think-tank-in-rabat) was the key-note speaker at a recent conference on Brexit held by the prestigious Moroccan think..

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  • 15-Sep-2016

    This Green and Pleasant Land: Brexit Bulletin

    Featured Column in the Gibraltar Olive Press (http://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2016/09/16/why-is-greenland-relevant-to-brexit/) The poet William Blake was extolling England, not Greenland. Here we look at both in the c..

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  • 12-Sep-2016

    Who was Bob Peliza?

    The Gibraltar Government’s new housing development is named after one time Chief Minister Sir Robert Peliza KBE (1920-2011). So who was Bob Peliza? He was born in 1920 at Demaya’s Ramp overlooking Casemates, then a barracks an..

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  • 23-Aug-2016

    Meet Corrine Bossino

    In this edition we introduce to you Corrine Bossino. Corrine is a member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX) and a very valued member of the Conveyancing department at Charles Gomez & Co. In her latest professional ..

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  • 22-Aug-2016

    Gibraltar, Brexit and Trans-Frontier Relationships

    This year's Cadiz University seminars in San Roque and Gibraltar attracted massive media attention. However, probably the most thought provoking intervention was that of Dr. Martin Guillermo of the European Association of Frontier Regions, based ..

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  • 22-Aug-2016

    Intelligent Approaches to Dispute Resolution

    Lawyers have always been obliged, in the interests of their client to try to resolve issues amicably. Unless a point of principal is engaged Court action should be the last resort. Negotiations will normally be conducted on a ..

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  • 17-Aug-2016

    Banking on Gibraltar

    In the 1990’s heyday of banking there were 28 licensed banks. Since then the numbers have dwindled not just in Gibraltar but in most small financial centres. Now there are 14 banks and building societies and there was a period recently when..

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  • 06-Jun-2016

    Brexit or Bremain

    One way or another June 2016 is a watershed. Gibraltar faces challenges whatever the referendum result. It was ever thus. Gibraltar has never been a place for the faint-hearted. From the sieges of the 1700s or the Napoleonic wars, to the Evacuati..

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  • 19-May-2016

    Meet the Newest Member of Our Team

    Recently we welcomed Barrister Natalie Crome. Natalie qualified as a Barrister and was called by Lincoln's Inn in London in November 2014. She has a law degree from the University of Nottingham and is currently completing a Masters Degree in Inte..

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  • 18-May-2016

    How an Employer can be Held Responsible for the Wrongful Activities of Employees

    The law has long pinned responsibility on business owners for the acts of employees carried out in the course of their work, but a recent judgement has extended boundaries in a way which will concern many. The Supreme Court in England and Wales h..

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  • 02-May-2016

    Why Should I Make a Will?

    There used to be a time when only a small minority of people made Wills; now, 1 in 3 residents of Gibraltar have done so. The reasons are simple: to specify who to provide for in terms of money and assets and often in respect of care..

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  • 02-May-2016

    Off Plan but Not Necessarily Plain

    Purchasers of luxury homes have often been struck by the contrast between some of the glossy marketing materials and brochures issued by developers and the stark exclusions contained in many if not most agreements for sale. One such exclusion..

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  • 16-Mar-2016

    Charles Gomez Appointed Honorary Professor of Spanish University

    Local barrister Charles Gomez has been appointed an honorary professor of law by the University of Cadiz (http://www.uca.es/en/). This is understood to be the first time that a Gibraltarian lawyer is honoured in this way by a Spanish universi..

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  • 19-Feb-2016

    Quay 29 Launched

    Quay 29 Launched The newest phase of the King’s Wharf development, known as “Quay 29” was launched recently and solicitors acting for buyers have been asked to comment on the draft documentation by no later than the 26 Feb..

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  • 21-Jan-2016

    Charles Gomez & Co Hand over First Keys for Beach View Terraces

    Charles A. Gomez & Co. (https://www.facebook.com/CharlesAGomezCoGibraltarLawyers/) are proud to have handed over the first set of keys for the new Gibraltar Government Housing Developments at Beach View Terraces. Our dedicated team of 8 h..

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  • 03-Dec-2015

    Government Housing 2015/16 Reflections and Advice from Our Expert

    Many buyers will have met or spoken to our Corrine Bossino (/legalteam/corrine-bossino), the team leader for Mons Calpe and Beach View transactions at Charles A. Gomez & Co. (https://www.facebook.com/CharlesAGomezCoGibraltarLawyers/) ..

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  • 15-Oct-2015

    Ana Rosa Quintana; Telecinco Rectification

    Following on a rectification published by the ABC (http://www.abc.es)newspaper in May 2015 in respect of an article referring to Gibraltar as an uncooperative tax jurisdiction, Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has obtained a further re..

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  • 15-Sep-2015

    Friends of the British Overseas Territories Visit Charles Gomez & Co - National Day 2015

    Visiting Gibraltar for National Day 2015 was a delegation from the ‘Friends of The British Overseas Territories’ (FOTBOT). FOTBOT was founded in 2013 by Phillip Smith with the object of promoting the interests of the territories and s..

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  • 05-Sep-2015

    Mons Calpe & Beach View Completion Guide

    The term “Snagging” refers to the repair of any minor defects which might be obvious from a careful inspection of your new home. This process refers to minor defects such as cracks in the paint work, problems affecting flooring or..

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  • 28-Aug-2015

    JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE: Schofield revisited.

    Six years after Chief Justice Schofield’s removal from office, a proposed amendment of the Judicial Service Act 2007 seems to partly vindicate his concerns. The circumstances leading up to Schofield’s CJ removal can be found in R..

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  • 25-Aug-2015

    £150 Billion from Offshore to UK

    Offshore: Good or Bad but maybe not so Ugly £150 BILLION from "Offshore" to UK In the wake of David Cameron’s promise to expose “anonymous shell companies” used to buy properties with “plundered or laundered cas..

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  • 11-Aug-2015

    6 Essentials to Land a Job in an Overcrowded Market

    Reading Time: 2mins The world’s largest law firm by revenue, Baker and McKenzie (http://goo.gl/HJXF2O), requires those who apply for the position of paralegal be qualified solicitors with at least two years post qualification experienc..

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  • 26-Jun-2015

    Gibraltar World Music Festival Strengthens Ties between Gibraltar and the Kingdom of Morocco

    Links between Gibraltar and the Kingdom of Morocco were strengthened last week in a combination of business and cultural events which have put our joint interests into sharp focus. The events are the brainchild of international financial expert Y..

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  • 09-Jun-2015

    Insight Magazine: Charles Gomez Interview 'On The Spot' Page 35

    Q: Whats your greatest ambition? A: "To serve those who are really hard done in our society but are not heard or seen" Turn to Page 35 for full Interview Click Here (http://goo.gl/h4F4i8)to Read Insight Article ..

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  • 28-May-2015

    Daniel Benyunes Elected for Bar Council

    Charles Gomez & Co's Daniel Benyunes has been elected to the Bar Council which is the professional body for the over 250 lawyers who currently practice in Gibraltar. His term is for 2 years. As well as dealing with all matters of interest to ..

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  • 20-May-2015

    YGTV News - ABC Publishes Rectification Following Gibraltar Tax Claims But Legal Battle Continues

    The Spanish national daily, ABC, has issued what is being considered in local circles as an unprecedented rectification after it published an article claiming that Gibraltar did not cooperate in matters of international tax transparency. ..

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  • 20-May-2015

    Spanish National Newspaper Forced to Rectify Accusations against Gibraltar

    The Spanish national and regional "ABC" newspaper has rectified an article published on the 10th May 2015 suggesting that Gibraltar was uncooperative when it comes to tax information exchange. Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar inst..

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  • 18-May-2015

    Gibraltar's Oldest Business' Newest Venture - The Cellar

    The Cellar The Commercial Property section of Charles Gomez & Co dealt with the acquisition and licensing for Gibraltar's newest wines and spirits outlet, 'The Cellar by Saccone & Speed (http://www.sacconeandspeedg..

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  • 16-Dec-2014

    Boom Town Rock

    The title used by the magazine Essential (Nov/Dec 2014) to head a series of articles on the current Gibraltar property scene is "Boom Town Rock". On the front cover a fashion photograph of Justine Picardo and inside equally stunning data on the ..

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  • 05-Dec-2014

    Stamp Duty Changes – stamping out a “tax on aspiration”?

    Stamping out a “tax on aspiration”? Announcing a radical reform of the UK’s stamp duty system Chancellor George Osborne said that for too long rates had been “a tax on aspiration”. Up until the surprising and very welcom..

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  • 04-Dec-2014

    The Standing of Victims in Criminal Proceedings Regulations 2014

    On the first of December 2014, the Standing of Victims in Criminal Proceedings Regulations 2014 was introduced into Gibraltar law. These Regulations transpose the European Council Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA of 15 March 2001 on the standing o..

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  • 31-Oct-2014

    Intelligent Investing Gibraltar

    Lawyers have always been obliged, in the interests of their client to try to resolve issues amicably. Unless a point of principal is engaged Court action should be the last resort. Negotiations will normally be conducted on a witho..

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  • 02-Sep-2014

    SACCONE & SPEED 175th ANNIVERSARY

    2014 has seen the 175th anniversary of Saccone & Speed, probably Gibraltar’s oldest surviving and most successful business and one of Charles Gomez & Co’s longest standing clients. A reception at the Rock Hotel just befor..

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  • 02-Sep-2014

    ACCESS TO JUSTICE IS A RIGHT FOR ALL

    Public funding of criminal defence costs in the form of legal aid remains a game of political football but so far few goals have been scored. For nearly 30 years fees for lawyers who act for taxpayer funded defendants remained at levels..

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  • 29-Aug-2014

    South District Business Rebirth

    The southern end of Main Street is set for a renaissance. At the end of January 2014 landowner, Southport Properties Group exchanged a lease of the old Lloyds Bank premises with the Gibraltar Savings Bank. Lloyds had been on the premises since 19..

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  • 14-Aug-2014

    Concerns about FSC Complaints Procedures

    For decades the financial services sector has been Gibraltar’s industrial powerhouse providing quality jobs and wealth both directly and indirectly in terms of such diverse areas as civil service posts and building construction. Just recent..

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  • 29-Jan-2014

    Divorcing Responsibly

    Simon Calhaem, Barrister of 29 Bedford Row Chambers, London and Lydia Jackson, Solicitor of Charles Gomez & Co When married couples separate the ensuing warfare can sometimes resemble the Great Siege (1779-1783) where for three years seven mo..

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  • 20-Dec-2013

    Clinical Negligence

    On the 5th December 2013 the Supreme Court of Gibraltar gave judgment in favour of the widow of a patient who died whilst in the care of the Gibraltar Health Authority in 2004, (R –v- GHA). The Health Authority had admitted breach of duty..

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  • 26-Nov-2013

    Estoppel by Deed point succeeds at Privy Council

    Charles Gomez and Co represented the successful appellant in the Privy Council appeal 0028/2013 Prime Sight Ltd v E Lavarello. The case dealt with important issues relating to freedom of contract. The Privy Council in London effectively approved ..

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  • 26-Nov-2013

    Gibraltar links with Spanish Legal Profession

    The first of a series of lectures focussing on the English Legal System was presented on the 22nd of November 2013 at the Garrison Library, Gibraltar to Spanish undergraduates and lawyers by local barrister, Charles Gomez. His aim is to build bri..

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  • 26-Nov-2013

    Giraldi Home Inquiry

    Charles Gomez and Lydia Jackson have been involved throughout the Dr Giraldi Home Inquiry, the main hearing of which ran for a period of 6 weeks in autumn 2013, acting for interested parties in relation to Sir Jonathan Parker’s investigatio..

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  • 26-Nov-2013

    Legal Aid Constitutional Motion

    Following a constitutional motion filed in 2012 by Charles Gomez & Co on behalf of a defendant in a high profile fraud case, the Gibraltar Government passed the Legal Aid (Fees & Expenses) Rules 2012 increasing rates of fees payable to la..

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  • 11-Oct-2013

    PRIVY COUNCIL JUDGMENT ON EX-CHIEF JUSTICES COSTS

    Following the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council's majority Advice to Her Majesty the Queen last November in relation to the removal of the then Chief Justice of Gibraltar, the matter of costs came before the Privy Council on the 2nd July 20..

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  • 04-Oct-2013

    POWER STATION NOISE NUISANCE CASE

    In November 2009 the owners at the luxury Clifftop residential development over looking the Straits of Gibraltar across to North Africa found out that an Environmental Impact Assessment Certificate ("EIAC") had been issued for the construction of..

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