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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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Firm forges Hong Kong connections

LONDON firm Lawrence Graham has formed an association with two-year-old Hong Kong practice Koo and Partners. The deal, which gives the firm its first presence on the Asian market, has been struck to raise the international profile of both practices. Lawrence Graham senior partner Gavin Purser said it was expected both businesses would develop through […]

Government must clarify future of CPS, say staff

STAFF at the Crown Prosecution Service have welcomed the Government’s decision not to turn it into a Next Steps agency but say the future is still uncertain for the service. The announcement to preserve the service’s status as a government department was made by Attorney General Sir Nicholas Lyell. In an answer to a parliamentary […]

Masonic lawyers speak out

THIRTY-TWO serving or retired judges were named as freemasons last week in a study of the latest handbook produced by the organisation’s leaders. They were identified in an analysis of the 1995 Masonic Year Book carried out by the Labour Research trade unionists’ group. The research was published as leading members of the legal profession […]

In brief: Sports lawyer wins damages action

Sports lawyer Nick Trainer has been given “substantial” damages by The Sun for a story which suggested he had embarrassed England soccer coach Terry Venables. The article centred on the application by Trainer, Venables’ solicitor and a partner with John Bowden, Trainer & Co, to become an agent for soccer players. David Price, who acted […]

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