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Polish law considerations: advance amount versus earnest money

This article is to discuss legal issues that may arise under Polish civil law in connection with the conclusion of a preliminary sale agreement and payment by the purchaser prior to execution of the final sale agreement of the amount which may be classified, depending on the parties’ decision, either as an earnest money (in […]

Poland reforms law to facilitate business activity

As of 30 April 2018, a package of five legal acts adopted on 6 March 2018 aimed at facilitating business activity entered into force in Poland. The legal acts are: Entrepreneurs Law Act;  Act on Ombudsman for Small and Medium-sized Entrepreneurs; Act on the rules for participation of foreign entrepreneurs and other foreign persons in […]

HMRC loses in specie contribution claim before the FTT

By Patrick Shee Self-Invested Personal Pensions, or SIPPs, have been under HMRC’s microscope for a number of years, but in a recent decision the First Tier Tax Tribunal (FTT) ruled against HMRC, finding that Relief at Source (RAS) for non-cash or in-specie contributions should be given to individuals. In Sippchoice Limited v HMRC [2018] UKFTT 12 the […]

The Health and Safety Sentencing Guidelines and their effect on business

By Adrian Mansbridge New Definitive Sentencing Guidelines for health and safety offences came into force on 1 February 2016; since then, there has been a significant increase in fines. What is clear from our analysis is that efforts by government to deregulate and reduce the burden of health and safety compliance have, from a financial […]

Mozambique: New regulations on compulsory social security

By Sonia Reis and Neylla Gulamhussen Decree no. 51/2017 of 9 October was approved as a result of the new challenges of Compulsory Social Security and seeks to adapt it to the current social situation. To achieve this, the Decree approves the Compulsory Social Security Regulations and came into force on 8 January 2018. The new […]

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Zany Finns

A new item this week: Borenius & Kemppinen corner. Each week Tulkinghorn will profile lawyers from this delightfully bonkers Finnish firm (note: make certain to look at the Latvia site), beginning today with the delightful Zane Krecere. As her online biography puts it: “Looking at this tiny and womanly being it is hard to imagine […]

Hammonds scoops global legal role for condom maker

Hammonds has won a new role as the global legal adviser for SSL International. The appointment, made following a beauty parade, comes just eight months after Antony Mannion took over from Jonathan Jowett as company secretary and legal director. SSL, a FTSE 250 company which makes products such as Durex condoms and Scholl footwear, has […]

Kings’ chambers contributions cut as turnover soars

Northern set Kings Chambers has reported a turnover increase of 20 per cent while slashing its chambers contributions by 3 per cent between 2003 and 2004. Northern set Kings Chambers has reported a turnover increase of 20 per cent while slashing its chambers contributions by 3 per cent between 2003 and 2004. Kings, which has a financial year-end of 31 […]

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BPP Law School has hired Chris Maguire as its first director of quality assurance and enhancement. Maguire joins from the Bar Council, where he has worked for the last 11 years monitoring legal education. Davies Arnold Cooper has made a trio of lateral hires to its property team: Chris Baker joins from Denton Wilde Sapte, […]

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