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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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The rules in tug-of-laws cases

In the emotionally charged world of child abduction cases it is vital that the parties have as full an appreciation as possible of the working of the jurisdiction in which they are involved. That need, is stressed by David Sterrett of Margaret Bennett’s specialist family law practice based in London. They must be aware that […]

Scott becomes new vice chancellor

Lord Justice Scott, heading the inquiry into the alleged sale of arms to Iraq, has been named as the new vice-chancellor. He takes over on 1 October from Sir Donald Nicholls who has been appointed a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.

Carol Mulcahy suggests ways of beating court delays

Carol Mulcahy A frequently expressed concern of litigators is the shortage of judges and the time it takes to get a case heard. Despite recent improvements in the lists, what is also frustrating is the delay experienced in obtaining an appointment for an interlocutory application before a Queen’s Bench Master. A carefully formuIated “offensive” strategy […]

Would-be Bar students lose CLE battle

Four students rejected from Bar School have lost their legal battle against the Council for Legal Education’s selection process. They brought judicial review proceedings against the CLE on the grounds that the selection process was flawed because it failed to take into account degree results and post-graduate qualifications. A CLE spokesman said after the hearing: […]

Market overt loophole to be closed

VALUABLE paintings stolen from Lincoln’s Inn will this week be the subject of one of the last legal battles over the ancient law of market overt. The legal loophole, allowing buyers to retain title to stolen goods if they are bought from certain open-air markets, is on the way out. A private members’ bill abolishing […]

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