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Coronavirus Update: Working From Home (again)

A government campaign was launched in early August to actively encourage employees to return to the workplace in an attempt to boost the wider economy and revitalise city centres that had been left empty after months of lockdown. However, within two months, the pandemic appears to have taken a turn for the worse and the government announced yesterday that once again people should work from home wherever possible.

Ukraine relaunches privatisation

September 2020 – Yesterday, 22 September, the President of Ukraine signed the Law which amends the Law of Ukraine “On privatisation of state and communal property” (the “Law”), introduces parliamentary control over the privatisation of state property and “unfreezes” the preparatory procedures to privatise large-scale state-owned objects. The Law was adopted by the Ukrainian parliament on 8 September 2020 and will become effective after its official publication.

Cyprus introduces film production incentives

Producers and media companies are invited to utilise the Cyprus landscape and infrastructure and enjoy a variety of legal, corporate and tax incentives for filming in Cyprus under the new Cyprus Filming Scheme.

Legal guide to pre-enforcement steps under Jersey and Guernsey law

The temporary Covid-19 protections offered by the UK government to businesses to prevent them from being subject to winding up petitions or wrongful trading actions are currently due to expire at the end of September (although an extension is very possible).

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In brief: Archer to present tribunals report

The chair of the Council of Tribunals Lord Archer of Sandwell QC will present the council’s annual report this week. Speaking at a press conference at the council’s offices, Lord Archer will also outline the work of the 15-member council. The report will go before the Lord Chancellor and then be laid before Parliament.

Greenwoods wins Railtrack debt work

RAILTRACK has picked Peterborough firm Greenwoods to carry out its debt recovery work for England and Wales. The 14-partner practice saw off competition from about eight other firms to be selected for the contract. Managing partner Michael Taylor says he is “absolutely delighted”. “It is a substantial amount of work – in the region of […]

Northern firms raise profile by office moves

TWO leading provincial firms are moving to new premises in high-profile office developments to be built in Manchester and Sheffield. Leading Manchester firm Addleshaw Sons & Latham has, together with accountancy firms Ernst & Young and Price Waterhouse, signed up for the city’s biggest office development for 30 years. Construction work on the u58 million […]

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