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Implementation of EU anti-tax avoidance directive

The bill of law to implement the provisions of the EU Directive 2016/1164 on anti-tax avoidance (ATAD) in Luxembourg law was made available on 20 June 2018. Subject to parliamentary approval, Luxembourg will introduce controlled foreign corporation (CFC), interest deduction limitation and anti-hybrid rules. It will also modify its existing general anti-abuse rule..

Portugal: Competition and the right to compensation for damages

Act 23/2018, establishing the legal framework on the right to compensation for damages from infringements of competition law, was published on 5 June 2018. This legislative act transposes into Portuguese law the Directive 2014/104/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 26 November 2014, which established common rules to all Member States on […]

Pimlico Plumbers: the self-employed v brand debate

By Paula Rome The widely reported decision in Pimlico Plumbers emphasises the risks of retaining control over staff. However, such control can be key to protecting an organisations’ brand and reputation in the marketplace. Where does this leave us? What does control mean?

What do employers need to know about whistleblowing policies?

By Antonia Blackwell In this instalment of our ‘Breaking Down the Handbook’ series, we look at whistleblowing policies, why they are needed, what they should contain and what traps employers need to avoid. What does whistleblowing mean?

I’m divorced, that’s it, right?

By Miranda Nairn There is a common misconception that once in possession of a decree absolute (the final decree dissolving a marriage), your divorce is done and dusted and you and your ex-spouse can walk off into the sunset, in opposite directions, never to see or hear from each other again. In fact, unless you […]

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Lloyds Bank. The Dibb Lupton view

There has been a remarkable level of interest in this particular case. It has largely concentrated on the fact that the plaintiffs have won damages of £77,529 from Lloyds Bank. There has been scant mention of the fact that the plaintiffs were claiming in excess of £500,000 or that there is an outstanding counter-claim of […]

In brief: Dibbs hosts stress at work event

Dibb Lupton Broomhead is holding a one-day seminar at London’s Forum Hotel on 10 October to discuss stress in the workplace and the employment law issues surrounding the problem. Speakers from the firm’s employment law practice will direct personnel and line managers on how to avoid legal action from employees adversely affected by pressures at […]

In brief: Law Society fears for Woolf reforms funding

The Law Society has echoed the concerns of the majority of the profession in questioning the Government’s will to commit financially to Lord Woolf’s proposed reforms for the civil justice system. In its response to the Woolf report the society argues the Government must make the investment necessary to streamline and simplify the system and […]

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LLoyds Bank. Giving great weight to an expert's considered opinion

AS HEAD of forensic accounting at chartered accountants Baker Tilly, I gave expert evidence for the successful plaintiffs. However while initial legal opinion suggests this case does not set a precedent and it remains to be seen whether the floodgates will open with similar actions against banks, the case provides a good example of some […]

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