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Back to School Child Support

September 10, 2015

Bulletin 23 Weeks before the opening of the new school year, many single mothers lined up at the Magistrate’s Court Complex in The Bahamas to apply for child support from their child’s fathers, for assistance. It is very unfortunate, that fathers are unable or unwilling to make an effort to financially maintain their children. Some […]

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Stamp Duty Amendment & the New Real Estate VAT Rule

July 24, 2015

Issue 22 In January, 2015 The Government of The Bahamas implemented Value Added Tax (“VAT”) at 7.5% to be charged on all goods and services. This new VAT tax affected many businesses, as businesses were required to update their computer systems in order to implement VAT in compliance with the new law. Food stores and […]

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Jayson Romer discusses bankruptcy laws as they relate to the Bahamas and Baha Mar (The Nassau Guardian)

July 14, 2015

Read Jayson Romer’s commentary and the full article here on The Nassau Guardian’s website.

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Same Sex Unions and the Bahamas

March 23, 2015

Bulletin – Issue 21 Across the globe, more and more individuals are openly living what society has dubbed an alternative lifestyle – a departure from the traditional heterosexual relationships and families – in favour of same sex partnerships. While such unions have become more popular in recent years, the onset of this lifestyle was met […]

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HALSBURY CHAMBERS CELEBRATES ONE OF ITS OWN

February 12, 2015

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Over the past several years, Halsbury Chambers has developed into the premier provider of quality commercial law services in the Bahamas. Through a strategy which merges the skills of dynamic and competent attorneys with sound business acumen, Halsbury Chambers has been able to offer its clientele the best legal advice to guide […]

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A new tax regime introduced in The Bahamas

January 27, 2015

January 2015 – Issue 21 Before January 1 there were no direct taxes levied on the trading of goods and services in The Bahamas. In times past, consumers were only required to pay customs duty on goods imported into The Bahamas.  For the past year and a half though, the government of the Commonwealth of […]

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Halsbury Chambers’ Partner Nerissa Greene Speaks on The Best Interest of the Child

January 19, 2015

Since the introduction of the UN Convention on the rights of children, countries the world over have adopted the international laws as part of efforts to protect the rights of persons under the age of 18. While human rights apply to all age groups with children having the same general human rights as adults, world […]

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Halsbury Chambers Attorney Jayson Romer Attends Best Practices and New Developments in High-Stakes Litigation and Arbitration Conference

January 6, 2015

High-Stakes disputes are here to stay. The age of technology has given rise to a number of global advancements including the growth and expansion of international commerce. In recent years, the speed of information technology has forced both major and minor business entities to contend with the issues born out of these advancements, among them, […]

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Conveyancing and The Law of Real Property

October 28, 2014

September 2014 – ISSUE 19 The questions may be asked what is Conveyancing and why is it attached to the Law of Real Property. When dealing with the Law of Real Property there are two fundamental points which must be understood— (i) You acquire knowledge of the rights and liabilities attached to the interests of […]

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Freedom of Information Bill Part 2

October 7, 2014

September 2014 – ISSUE 19 The Freedom of Information Bill was drafted to do away with secrecy in the public arena. It aims to reinforce and give further effect to certain fundamental principles underlying the system of constitutional democracy, namely: governmental accountability; transparency and public participation in national decision making. This article is a follow […]

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