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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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Top holiday company Thomson Tour Operations is being sued by a young couple whose 1993 holiday in Torremolinos, Spain, ended in terror when fire broke out at their hotel. Keith and Toni Austin, from Romford, Essex, risked their lives in a bid to alert other hotel residents after fire alarms failed to work. But the […]

In brief: Appeal for legal volunteers

Fulham Legal Advice Centre is seeking volunteer solicitors and barristers for evening advice sessions held each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Anyone willing to help can contact the centre on 0171 731 2401.

City firms pull off Unitech take-over

Steven Turnbull and Patrick Wrignell from Linklaters & Paines and Nigel Boardman and Frances Murphy from Slaughter and May headed rival teams of lawyers who struck the £520 million agreed take-over of Unitech by Siebe. Engineering company Siebe, headed by Barrie Stephens, was represented by Linklaters while Slaughters acted for Unitech, an electronics group with […]

Clifford Chance faces £1m claim over millionaire's will

CLIFFORD Chance is being sued for about £1 million over allegations that it acted negligently by failing to implement the final wishes of the late property millionaire Eric Hopton. The writ also names David Bowyer, former head of Clifford Chance’s private client division and currently with City firm Withers. The case is expected to attract […]

Victims of an unequal system

On 1 April, a new compensation scheme for victims of violent crime came into force. The Government says the new scheme, which is based on set tariffs for each type of injury, will speed up the process of compensation and make it more equitable. Victim Support fears that the motive behind the scheme may be […]

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