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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: Beith to enlarge on Lib Dem policy

Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesman Alan Beith will address the annual dinner of the Liberal Democrat Lawyers Association at the National Liberal Club on 23 January. Beith, who was recently appointed to the post, will speak on current issues in the home affairs policy.

Joint call for West Bank links

THE LAW Society and the Bar Council should establish both formal and informal links with the legal profession in the West Bank, Jericho and the Gaza Strip, a new report says. Prepared by human rights lawyers, barrister Bill Bowring and solicitor Geoffrey Bindman, the report documents the pair’s visit to the area in July. They […]

In brief: Liverpool wins equality award

A joint scheme organised between the Liverpool Law Society and voluntary organisation Access to Law has won the Law Society’s first Equal Opportunities Award. The award, which was co-sponsored by The Times, was set up this year to promote good equal opportunities in firms, local law societies and other organisations which employ solicitors. The winning […]

White & Case in recruitment drive

THE LONDON office of US firm White & Case is gearing up to provide a full English law practice across its international financial sectors. UK lawyers of all levels from the big City firms who specialise in litigation, arbitration, international project finance and construction are likely to be in demand in the immediate future. While […]

Freeman quizzed on Lloyd's billing

SOLICITOR Michael Freeman will have to justify his total billings of more than u800,000 for work done for a Lloyd’s Names group following a Taxing Master’s order last week. The order was granted after the Oakley Vaughan Names Association issued an originating summons for taxation of the bills in May. Freeman had opposed the application. […]

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