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‘Deoffshorisation’ of Russian economy: draft law on controlled foreign company legislation and other measures
In this briefing, Withers sets out the key provisions of the draft law on anti-offshore measures and summary comments.
Oh my — the Commissioners of HM Revenue & Customs v Executors of Lord Howard of Henderskelfe (deceased)
The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the owners of the famous painting of Omai by Sir Joshua Reynolds were exempt from CGT on its sale in 2001 for £9.4m.
Despite the usual rumours, the UK Budget was, at least in tax terms, one of the more uneventful Budgets in recent years.
From 6 April 2014, LLP members will be taxed as employed if less than 20 per cent of their remuneration is linked to the overall profitability of the LLP.
The judgment of the Lord Chief Justice gives a clear indication that appeals against fines will be difficult to win.
The recent unseasonal weather has put into question organisations’ accident and incident investigation procedures and their ability to proactively assess incidents.
R v Bodycote HIP UK contains an important warning to UK organisations in relation to the impact of health and safety prosecutions against their branches abroad.
The FFI regime has imposed a duty on the HSE to recover costs for carrying out its regulatory functions against those found to be in material breach of the health and safety laws.
The importance of risk assessments — first publicity order in corporate manslaughter case and general case update
These cases highlight one point over and over again: risk assessments. They are either not in place at all or are undertaken but not followed.
The new edition of the Temple Report was published in January 2014 and contains helpful and interesting analysis of the functions and effectiveness of the HSE.
Section 1 of the new act provides that ‘a statement is not defamatory unless its publication has caused or is likely to cause serious harm to the reputation of the claimant’.
The Migration Advisory Committee has released its much-leaked report on the Tier 1 (investor) visa route.
In his state-of-the-nation address in December 2013, the Russian president stressed the need for urgent measures to ‘de-offshorise’ the economy.
The DPA regime is a half-way house between a prosecution and non-prosecution outcome to a criminal investigation, but without any of the reputational stigma of a successful prosecution.
The Sentencing Council recently issued useful guidelines regarding sentencing in relation to fraud, bribery and money-laundering corporate offences.
The Charity Commission last month released the findings of an investigation begun in July 2012 into concerns over Mayfair Charities’ financial accounts.
Another victory for the Commercial agent as English court rules that principal cannot have the best of both worlds
Under English Law, commercial agents and principals are allowed to elect whether compensation or an indemnity will be payable upon termination of the agency relationship.
The European Banking Authority has approved the draft regulatory technical standard on the definition of material risk takers.
Following Prof Löfstedt’s review of health and safety legislation in the UK, a number of changes were introduced to address some of the concerns that had been identified.
The construction sector has recently come under the spotlight following comments made by the Director of the Serious Fraud Office.