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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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Crossmans and Radcliffes to merge

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Helen Sage reports Rotherham-based firm, Oxley & Coward is setting up a pilot scheme of seven networked PCs in September in a bid to streamline its office. The initiative was taken after two Oxleys partners, John Yates and Rosemary Downs, visited US law firms in the spring. The pair were particularly impressed by Boston-based firm […]

Credit Suisse takes on in-house high-flier

City firms advising Credit Suisse will now be answering to a 29-year-old legal whizkid after the bank appointed its first in-house general counsel this month. Marcel Scheiner will have wide-ranging responsibilities in advising the bank as well as being the main point of contact for City firms on the external solicitors’ panel. He will monitor […]

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