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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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LEADING members of the UK judiciary will speak on the English legal system at a three-day event to be staged in Warsaw later this year as part of Poland’s British Days programme. The two-week programme, which will run in October, will include a section titled British Law Days. This is designed to present the latest […]

Labour lawyer makes legal aid stand

A BARRISTER who was picked from an all-woman shortlist to fight a Parliamentary seat for Labour last week has called for legal aid to be extended to tribunals. Liz Davies, who will contest the Tory-held Leeds North-East seat, also wants eligibility for legal aid increased, and condemns restrictions on the right to silence. She says: […]

Court backs firm against interference from police

A High Court ruling has been hailed as a major step in reinforcing the rights of solicitors. Lord Justice Balcombe and Mr Justice Buxton last week found a Metropolitan Police detective guilty of contempt for obstructing London firm JD Spicer & Co in its attempt to trace possible alibi evidence for a client facing a […]

Surveyors to put pressure on OFT over Law Society ruling on MDPs

SURVEYORS are once again to lobby the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) in a new bid to force the Law Society to drop its rule banning multi-disciplinary partnerships for its members. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the professional body for surveyors, says that many of its members and their clients in the property […]

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