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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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Fierce criticism has forced Home Secretary Michael Howard to withdraw a clause which allowed police to shred prosecution evidence in jury trials three years after conviction. The clause, which was part of the 1996 Criminal Procedures and Investigation Act’s code of practice, was drawn up by Michael Howard in December without any parliamentary debate. It […]

Law Soc voices concern over block contract pilot scheme

The Law Society has expressed deep concern about proposals for a solicitor pilot scheme for the block contracting of civil green form work, which it says may set unrealistic precedents and put firms in breach of society practice rules. It is writing to the Legal Aid Board (LAB) to say it finds the proposals for […]

Bogan unveils property centre share plan

More than 12,000 lawyers around England and Wales are to be asked to buy shares to fund the establishment of a Solicitors Property Centre likely to be located in Surrey. The 12,700 solicitors who supported John Edge’s campaign on conveyancing fees a year ago will be sent a business plan drawn up by Law Society […]

Council fights damages claim

A case focusing on the liability of local authorities for emergency services is being taken to the High Court. Nottinghamshire County Council is being sued for damages of more than £250,000 over a flooded factory in Nottingham. It will be argued that the flood at Marathon Hosiery’s factory was caused by negligence on the part […]

Norton Rose lures LWD's Sanchez

Norton Rose has strengthened its Paris office by tempting Alain Sanchez away from Lovell White Durrant with the offer of a partnership. Sanchez spent six years with Lovells in Paris and has experience as an in-house counsel for Exxon and 3M. His move to Norton Rose is intended to support the existing mergers and acquisitions […]

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