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EMI Options: Approval granted

By Ben Watson As mentioned in our previous update, the tax reliefs associated with Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI) options are technically a form of state aid and therefore require approval from the EU Commission.  Two days before the deadline of 7 April 2018, HMRC announced that the UK had failed to renew its EU state aid […]

Avoid World Cup marketing own goals this summer

By Jo Pritchard The 2018 FIFA World Cup is to shortly kick off in Russia. Amidst the excitement, it is important to remember a few key dos and don’ts for any planned marketing campaigns. With a global audience of more than 3 billion, it will be tempting to capitalise on the football fever with World […]

Independent review of building regulations and fire safety

The catastrophic events of the evening of 14 June 2017 which led to the tragic loss of 71 lives at Grenfell Tower has cast a spotlight on the system relating to the design, construction and maintenance of high-rise and complex buildings. In the wake of the disaster, the government announced an independent review of building […]

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Panel explains the meaning of the Net

OLSWANG and Simmons & Simmons staff staged a discussion panel on the legal repercussions of hotlinking and cacheing at the Internet World UK conference at the Olympia Conference Centre last week. Olswang partners Andrew Inglis and John Enser joined forces with Simmons & Simmons’ Jeremy Morton to discuss the legal framework surrounding cacheing, a way […]

James Hunt seeks bigger share of Leicester work

Chris Fogarty reports The Chambers of James Hunt QC has opened an annexe in central Leicester in a bid to break into the traditionally tight-knit legal community there. The move has brought a cool reaction from within Leicester chambers, with one clerk saying he could not see why the London set had bothered to open […]

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Litigation Writs 27/05/97

Viscount Dilhorne, along with Julian Haviland, Etienne Boileau and Patrick Locke, owners of property at 4 Princes Street, London W1, has issued a writ against Capitalstart and Rossmoregate, owners of number 5 Princes Street. The Viscount claims the companies, who own property neighbouring his in central London, have threatened to burn down his building. The […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Stephen Charge

Stephen Charge was born in London on 3 January 1962. He is a tax partner at Cameron McKenna. What was your first job? I had a Saturday job in a record shop in the mid 1970s. I got the sack for persistently playing 1960s soul music over the loudspeakers when the owner had ordered me […]

Innovations on show at Solex

MORE than 6,000 visitors from the legal profession are expected to attend The Solicitors and Legal Office Exhibition, due to be opened by Geoffrey Howe, managing partner of Clifford Chance, at London’s Barbican next week. The three-day exhibition, which opens on 3 June, aims to promote technological innovation in the legal world. Last year, it […]

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