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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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Last week the House of Lords upheld unanimously a transvestite’s claim to become a police officer. It held that it was unlawful sex discrimination by the Chief Constable of West Yorkshire to refuse to employ ‘A’ as a police officer. The case was supported by the Equal Opportunities Commission.

FFW takes Linklaters man

Linklaters construction partner Marshall Levine is leaving the magic circle firm for Field Fisher Waterhouse. Levine headed the construction and engineering group. He was head of the department before it was rolled into Linklaters’ real estate department in January 2003. Patrick Plant, head of Linklaters’ real estate group, said: “Marshall indicated to us more than […]

Clifford Chance profits crash below £600,000

Profits at Clifford Chance have tumbled by 13.4 per cent, nose-diving to £558,000. The firm reported the precipitous decline in income, compared to the average profits per partner (PPP) £644,000 in the previous year, as it revealed that billings for the year ended 30 April 2004 had fallen just marginally by 2.9 per cent. Stuart […]

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