Dorsey in disarray as M&S tax team jumps ship to DLA

Dorsey lawyers quit after leader fails to back them for partnership; Inland Revenue cases in chaos

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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 problem was more psychological than fundamental.” Veil Jourde managing partner Jean Veil succumbs to the national stereotype while shrugging off a series of partner losses. News “The commitment to performance we require is not for everyone and some people have left.” Blake Dawson Waldron managing partner John Atkin proves himself the king of understatement […]

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