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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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Random tax audits could hit anytime

THE INLAND Revenue is set to assume sweeping powers to force lawyers to comply with the self-assessment tax regime which kicked in on 6 April. For the first time, partners and other individuals will be liable to random audits by the Revenue which, hitherto, has had to have good reasons for mounting investigations. Industry sources […]

In brief: Labour pledges to increase CPS success

The Labour Party has pledged to reform the Crown Prosecution Service “to increase its effectiveness in securing convictions” in a manifesto unveiled last week. Measures to stamp out crime feature heavily in the policy document The Road to the Manifesto. Labour promises a system of fast track punishment for persistent offenders by halving the time […]

Flotations

Lawrence Graham advised Beeson Gregory in sponsoring the flotation of Lands Improvement Holdings

Nabarros' Twist tempted away by new role

Leeds firm Hammond Suddards has recruited Helena Twist from Nabarro Nathanson to fill its recently-formed post of director of legal development. The firm wanted someone to handle legal and management training of lawyers, development of library services and strategic planning of the progress of the firm’s legal services which was previously part of the development […]

In brief: Blake Lapthorn unites under one roof

South-east firm Blake Lapthorn has abandoned its high street offices and moved to a purpose-built motorway side office complex called Harbour Court. The new office, next to the M27 at Portsmouth, will house staff from seven of its regional offices under one roof, creating a personal client division. The commercial division will remain in a […]

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