Latest Briefings

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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A modern role for arbitration

Clare Ambrose assesses how the new Arbitration Act will affect the role of commercial counsel as arbitrators and advocates. Clare Ambrose is a barrister at 20 Essex Street. The Arbitration Act 1996 is a confident sign that England’s arbitration system has been fully modernised and is ready to provide efficient and speedy dispute resolution. For […]

Rival property centre groups in discussions

THE TWO rival groups which are planning to establish national networks of solicitors property centres have held “constructive talks” on a possible collaboration. But, while negotiations are afoot between the Law Society-backed Solicitors Property Network (SPN) and Conquest Legal Marketing’s Solicitors Property Centres (SPC), the two rivals are continuing to promote their separate schemes. Last […]

Property

Rawlinson & Butler advised the vendors in the management buy-out of electronic component manufacturer and distributor Warth International for an undisclosed sum. Slaughter and May advised the management and Dibb Lupton Alsop advised Barclays Ventures, which provided equity for the buyout.

Support when it is needed

The TSG represents the interests of law students as well as offering a helping hand. The Trainee Solicitors Group represents CPE and LPC students, trainees and first-year newly qualified solicitors, all of whom are automatic members. The group is an affiliate of the Law Society and obtains its income from a society grant and sponsorship. […]

Hitting the right set

Kate McNally looks at the challenges facing the Pach system in its second year. Kate McNally is a freelance journalist. The second year of the controversial Pupillage Application Clearing House (Pach) is under way. It now remains to be seen whether the changes implemented ahead of this year’s application process have ironed out some fairly […]

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