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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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Lady Conran’s “outstanding contribution to the home” was formally recognised by the courts in a judgment which will influence future ancillary relief cases, says Erica Shelton. Erica Shelton is a partner at Rooks Rider and solicitor to Lady Conran. The Conran divorce case has provided long overdue judicial recognition of the value of a woman’s […]

Solicitor advocate uses a barrister as his junior

Alan Kurtz has become the first solicitor advocate to act as leading counsel in a criminal case with a barrister acting as his junior. Kurtz, who is a consultant to the Middlesex firm Turbervilles, stepped in as lead counsel in a fraud case being heard at Southwark Crown Court after leave for a silk to […]

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