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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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New lawyers hit by upturn in PC fee

New solicitors will now be expected to stump up an additional £40 for their practising certificates after the Law Society readjusted their budget for the current financial year. The practice certificate fee will rise by 5 per cent to £830, because of new items which the Law Society Council says: “..which were not known at […]

Support for renewed ban on referral fees gathers momentum

Solicitors at the Law Society AGM this afternoon voted against the Council in favour of a motion proposing a renewed ban on referral fees. The resolution, brought by 45 lawyers from across England and Wales, stated: “The meeting deplores the decision of the Law Society Council to sanction the payment of referral fees and calls […]

HR survey: Burges Salmon

Current Vacancies HR head Bob Llewellin Trainee retention rate95 per cent. Assistant attrition rate14 per cent. Salary rangeNQ – £34,000 (to be reviewed in September). BonusesAnnual bonuses based on firm’s performance. Training The annual training programme covers black-letter law, with emphasis on the individual’s department area. There is also a bespoke portfolio of business development […]

NGJ closes in on US merger with Kirkpatrick & Lockhart

City firm Nicholson Graham & Jones (NGJ) has entered the final stages of merger discussions with US national firm Kirkpatrick & Lockhart just six months after negotiations with Pinsents broke down. The transatlantic firm will be known as Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham and will contain more than 900 lawyers. Kirkpatrick has 10 offices in […]

HR survey: Nabarro Nathanson

HR headCelia Staples. Trainee retention rate90 per cent. Assistant attrition rate 10 per cent. Salary range£46,000-£100,000. BonusesOffered as an annual award under a merit scheme, determined under various categories such as client care and knowledge-sharing. All staff are eligible. Valued at up to 5 per cent of salary. TrainingFull programme available for both black letter […]

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