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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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Clyde & Co expands in Asia

CLYDE & Co is beefing up its Asian presence in the run-up to the 1997 Hong Kong hand-over by sending key commercial litigation partners out to the region. Martin Heath, who returns for his second stint in the Far East, starts in the 18-lawyer Hong Kong office next month. He will be joined by aviation […]

Row over import controls moves to ECJ

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food is set to face a challenge in the European Court of Justice to its approach over control provisions designed to regulate the import of pesticides into the UK. Mr Justice Popplewell has referred the case following a challenge mounted by the British Agrochemicals Association which represents 37 members […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 21/11/95

Geoffrey Catterall, 34, admitted 1986, practised as partner with Toller Beattie, Barnstaple, Devon, suspended indefinitely. Allegations substantiated he dishonestly or improperly utilised client money for benefit of other clients and drew client money in breach of accounting rules. Tribunal said: “It is a matter of great concern when a young and inexperienced solicitor, indeed at […]

Legislation in waiting. Asylum Bill

The Asylum and Immigration Bill, to be published imminently, will toughen up laws on asylum-seekers and illegal immigrants. The Government has received strong Labour criticism for playing the “race card” before the general election, but ministers defended it saying the surge of asylum applications meant this year’s figure was likely to reach 40,000, excluding dependents. […]

On the trail of the fraudsters

Whether as a witness of fact or as an expert witness, an accountant can be a valuable member of the litigation team. However, concern has been voiced recently that the use of expert witnesses has led to judicial delay and expense. It has also been suggested that some experts have failed to maintain their independence […]

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