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SRA provides some breathing space for law firms struggling to obtain PI cover

By Zarina Lawley The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) recently published a useful Q&A article on their website which we recommend all law firms take the time to read. It summarises some of the most common queries the SRA has received from solicitors about their rules and the potential impact of Coronavirus. The article discusses professional […]

New transparency measures in the public procurement field

1. Background Despite the constant update of the public procurement legal framework, the Romanian authorities have signalled several issues related to the public procurement contracts granted to certain companies, in circumstances which are not able to comply, in all cases, with the general principles of transparency and equal treatment. Thus, in order to ensure the […]

Montenegro: Insight into the New Companies Act

The new Montenegrin Companies Act which entered into force on 11 July 2020, is an innovative and thoroughgoing codification of Montenegrin Corporate Law. The legislator opted for a comprehensive legal instrument which, compared to the previous law, contains more detailed and exhaustive rules determining the establishment, management, restructuring, termination and functioning of business entities.

Coronavirus Digest no. 2: Patents and other intellectual property rights

Second volume of the Digest prepared by PLMJ and Inventa International on the crossover between the area of intellectual property and the challenges of COVID-19, especially regarding patents and utility models, as well as all the information on the path to obtaining a vaccine.

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In brief: Bitel takes London Marathon post

Max Bitel, Greene partner Nick Bitel has been appointed chief executive of the London Marathon. Bitel, who has given the marathon legal advice since 1984, will work on a part-time basis. The marathon’s newly-appointed chair Jim Clarke says of the appointment: “Nick’s experience in sport – among other things giving legal advice to the Ryder […]

Hull's chief executive steps down

THE HEAD of legal services at controversy-racked Hull City Council has been assigned to hold the fort as chief executive following the shock resignation of the incumbent head. Nigel Pearson, director of law and administration, became acting head of the town clerk and chief executive’s department after Darryl Stephenson’s departure last week. As successor to […]

How to tackle the taxman

Mark Lee looks at how partnerships can maximise their tax savings despite the clampdown on changing year ends Far from being a minor bureaucratic change, the Inland Revenue’s new tax rules contain a bombshell for many practice partners, as well as a good opportunity to maximise partnership profits. Unnoticed by many, the end of the […]

Bill Barton says new rules will put a stop to cowboy builders

New regulations are being introduced governing the conduct of construction on sites in the UK. This follows the implementation of the EC Directive (92/57/EEC) relating to temporary or mobile construction, which came into force on 31 March 1995. The regulations result from the Health and Safety Commission’s desire to improve safety on sites in the […]

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