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Polish law considerations: advance amount versus earnest money

This article is to discuss legal issues that may arise under Polish civil law in connection with the conclusion of a preliminary sale agreement and payment by the purchaser prior to execution of the final sale agreement of the amount which may be classified, depending on the parties’ decision, either as an earnest money (in […]

Poland reforms law to facilitate business activity

As of 30 April 2018, a package of five legal acts adopted on 6 March 2018 aimed at facilitating business activity entered into force in Poland. The legal acts are: Entrepreneurs Law Act;  Act on Ombudsman for Small and Medium-sized Entrepreneurs; Act on the rules for participation of foreign entrepreneurs and other foreign persons in […]

HMRC loses in specie contribution claim before the FTT

By Patrick Shee Self-Invested Personal Pensions, or SIPPs, have been under HMRC’s microscope for a number of years, but in a recent decision the First Tier Tax Tribunal (FTT) ruled against HMRC, finding that Relief at Source (RAS) for non-cash or in-specie contributions should be given to individuals. In Sippchoice Limited v HMRC [2018] UKFTT 12 the […]

The Health and Safety Sentencing Guidelines and their effect on business

By Adrian Mansbridge New Definitive Sentencing Guidelines for health and safety offences came into force on 1 February 2016; since then, there has been a significant increase in fines. What is clear from our analysis is that efforts by government to deregulate and reduce the burden of health and safety compliance have, from a financial […]

Mozambique: New regulations on compulsory social security

By Sonia Reis and Neylla Gulamhussen Decree no. 51/2017 of 9 October was approved as a result of the new challenges of Compulsory Social Security and seeks to adapt it to the current social situation. To achieve this, the Decree approves the Compulsory Social Security Regulations and came into force on 8 January 2018. The new […]

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Nottingham law firm Freeth Cartwright Hunt Dickins has poached two intellectual property lawyers from rival firm Eversheds’ office. Helen Driscoll joins the practice as an associate partner and Martin West joins as an assistant. Driscoll says Freeth Cartwright Hunt Dickens sees IP “as a potential growth area”. It now has six lawyers in its IP […]

Liberty conference discusses stalking

STALKING legislation and the protection of children were top of the agenda at Liberty’s first post-election law and order conference last Saturday. John Wadham, director of Liberty, said the purpose of the London conference was to ensure that justified concerns about crime and the “spat between the two political parties over which was toughest on […]

Devolution opportunity for lawyers

A DEVON firm has introduced uniforms for all female staff apart from legal executives and solicitors. Peter Reade, the managing partner at Kitsons, in Newton Abbot, said the uniforms were introduced for secretaries and support staff because “banks and building societies have found that the public prefer the person from whom they are seeking advice […]

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Eagle Star looks in-house to cut legal bills up North

Insurance giant Eagle Star is considering opening an in-house insurance litigation team in Manchester to cut its legal bills in the north west. The company, which is a major supplier of legal work to firms in the region, says the move has been prompted by concerns over its “claims and litigation costs” in the area. […]

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