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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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Litigation Personal Injury 5/5/98

Chadfield v Chadfield – QBD 15 January 1998 Claimant: Timothy Chadfield, 39 Incident: Shooting accident Injuries: Claimant underwent an above-knee amputation after his brother accidentally shot him in the left knee while pigeon shooting. He has never got used to wearing his prosthesis and still takes powerful pain killers for phantom limb pains. He finds […]

A&O's “Heath Robinson' deal enables £1.4bn securitisation

A revolutionary “Heath Robinson” loan securitisation designed by Allen & Overy last month was deemed so unusual that New York-based Standard & Poor’s flew its senior counsel to London for face-to-face talks before rating it. An 18-lawyer team, led by Marke Raines, found a way for the A1/A minus-rated Japanese bank Sumitomo to raise £1.4bn […]

Eversheds profits from Freres' demise

Eversheds London has acquired more than half of Frere Cholmeley Bischoff, together with its Paris and shared Moscow offices, in a merger agreement signed last week. The national firm is taking on 25 partners and about 46 assistants, mainly in financial services, including leading lights Pamela Thompson, Richard Millar, and pensions partner Susan Andrews. But […]

"Road rage' girlfriend's appeal

An appeal is imminent in the case of Tracey Andrews, the woman who claimed her boyfriend was killed in a road-rage attack, but who was later jailed herself for his murder. The appeal is scheduled to start on 21 May. The case attracted widespread publicity when it took place. Immediately after the killing Andrews appeared […]

Solex preview, The external solution

Mike Oppenheim describes how his company delivers facility management systems to law firms across the globe. Mike Oppenheim is head of marketing and sales at Pitney Bowes Management Services. In today’s competitive legal environment firms must not only keep up with the competition – but stay ahead of it. Firms have to manage their office […]

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