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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 […]

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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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Lawyers and doctors worldwide have been voicing their concern about the lack of legislation controlling cross-species transplants. Alison Laferla is a freelance journalist. Eminent lawyers and doctors from all over the world called for an end to cross-species transplants earlier this month at a conference in Vancouver on pig-to-human organ transplants. Xenotransplantation – the transfer […]

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Olswang trainee solicitor and computer specialist Clive Gringras has written what is claimed to be the first in-depth legal text book on the application of UK law to the Internet. The Laws of the Internet is published by Butterworths and includes a glossary of Net jargon. It follows a rash of Internet related cases in […]

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One of your correspondents (The Lawyer, 24 June 1997) appears to believe that the consumer is always right and says that it is all very well “to suggest tackling the lenders, but is that not biting the hands that feed us?” I should have thought the point was that the lenders are the hands that […]

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