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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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City partner trying to sway election, claims Bogan

Clifford Chance is caught up in a row over accusations that senior partner Keith Clark has tried to persuade the firm’s lawyers to take sides in the Law Society elections. Contender Anthony Bogan has complained to Clark about a memo he circulated to staff urging them to vote in the poll and in which Clark […]

Financings

Herbert Smith acted for National Provident Institution for the issue of £100 million of undated subordinated guaranteed bonds. Linklaters & Paines acted for the trustee and managers.

Rouses wants to be Willoughbys in UK

NICHE intellectual property firm Rouse & Co is changing its UK name to Willoughby & Partners to avoid confusion with its intellectual property enforcement business in Europe, China and Hong Kong. The firm’s international work was previously done under two names: Rouse & Co in Europe and New China Consultants in China and Hong Kong. […]

More fingers in the pie

As a life assurance salesman, I read with glee the letter on the increasing interest of accountants in the legal profession. The “free for all” society is now touching not only the newsagents but also the legal profession. What is happening now happened to the financial services sector years ago. The referral system that worked […]

Ex-Baileys partner sues for breach of contract

TWENTY partners at the London firm Baileys Shaw & Gillett are being sued for breach of contract by a former salaried partner. In a statement of claim lodged at the Central London County Court, Pauline Walker accused the firm of breaching the employment severance arrangements that she had been agreed with the partners. She is […]

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