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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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Four firms wrap up takeover deal in one day

Lawyers from Clifford Chance, Herbert Smith, Goodman Derrick and Slaughter and May acted on one of the fastest transactions they had ever encountered when Carlton Television made a sudden £85m bid for Westcountry Television – and secured the company in a single day. Slaughter and May partner Stephen Cooke said he was instructed by some […]

Youth courts pledge faster justice system

Youth courts are to deliver swifter justice to persistent young offenders in a bid to bring home the impact of each sentence and to prevent re-offending. In a joint statement issued by the Magistrates’ Association and the Justices’ Clerks’ Society, youth courts are being encouraged to bring persistent young offenders to trial for individual offences […]

Downing leads Price Waterhouse's European law network expansion

Former Pinsent Curtis securities partner Paul Downing takes up his post as head of the growing European network of accountancy firm Price Waterhouse’s law firms this Monday just after a German law firm was added to the list. Price Waterhouse now has 350 lawyers in 29 offices, representing law practices in 17 countries in Europe. […]

City trio selects prime Heathrow site for specialist litigation practice

A specialist commercial litigation firm, Curtis Davis Garrard, will be opened this week in the unusual location of Heathrow’s Terminal 4. The practice’s three partners, Simon Curtis, Mark Davis and Ian Garrard, said they felt they could offer a better service outside a City environment. All three formerly worked for City firm Watson, Farley & […]

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