A Welcome Review

An independent review of legal services in the Isle of Man has been welcomed by the Society which represents professionals within the legal services sector.

Lord Garnier’s review will consider the full impact and consequences of the Committee’s recommendations in order to maintain the distinct character of the Island’s legal system and will review and make recommendations regarding reform of the current regulatory and legislative framework within which legal services are provided in the Isle of Man.

President Kathryn Clough of the Isle of Man Law Society said the Society is looking forward to engaging with the process as part of its ongoing commitment to promoting the highest professional standards and rule of law.

She said: ‘I am pleased to say the Isle of Man is a proud independent jurisdiction with a well-regulated legal services profession which constantly operates to a high standard. Of course, just because our legal system is alive and well and serves its people well, does not mean we should not strive for improvements, while maintaining the distinct character of the Island’s legal system.’

Wish You Were Here

The next in Rushen Heritage Trust’s season of talks at the Erin Arts Centre takes place on Monday, April 11, with renowned historian Peter Kelly MBE.

‘Wish You Were Here! A Postcard Tour of the Isle of Man’ will see Peter take the audience on a pictorial tour of the island, with views from his superb collection of Edwardian postcards, accompanied with his light-hearted yet informative commentary.

The talk starts at 7.30pm (doors 7pm), with tickets £5 (£4 for Friends of Rushen Heritage Trust) available from Erin Arts Centre (https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/isle-of-man/erin-arts-centre), Rushen Heritage Centre, Bridge Bookshop, and Erin News (all in Port Erin).

Broadband Cabinets

Manx Telecom is upgrading its equipment in roadside cabinets and exchanges which provide copper broadband services to subscribers across the island.

Work starts week beginning April 4 for six weeks and involves updating software. This means a loss of service for up to 30 minutes for broadband users served by each cabinet. For minimum disruption, work will take place between midnight and 8am. An upgrade may mean some routers need to be rebooted. 

Schedule next week:

Tuesday April 5

Work will affect some customers in Lower Douglas, Alexander Drive, Derby Road, Victoria Road, Douglas Promenade, Ballacottier, Snugborough, Bayr Cam, Santon, Donkeyfields, Annagh Coar, Princes Road, Copse Hill, York Road, Strang Close and surrounding areas.

Thursday April 7

Some customers will be affected in Victoria Crescent, Farmhill, Stephenson Way, Saddlestone, Spring Valley Road, Snugborough Avenue, Strang Road, Pulrose, Hawarden Avenue, Westminster Drive and surrounding areas.