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New Section 21 Notice Form 6A released

By Karl Anders, Deborah Brown On 1 June 2019 a new Section 21 Notice Form 6A will replace the current version. This is to coincide with the commencement of the Tenant Fees Act 2019. The main changes to the notice are in the section explaining the restrictions on terminating a tenancy under Section 21 of […]

Angola: Amendments to the Industrial Tax Code

By Samuel Fernandes de Almeida, Joana Pacheco Law 4/19, of 18 April 2019, has introduced several amendments to the Industrial Tax Code. We would highlight the following amendments: • 7% or higher foreign exchange variations in connection with fixed assets and liabilities are disregarded as income or cost for Industrial Tax purposes; • Interest borne […]

Acquisition Finance- 2019

By Ryan Bekkerus, Alexandra Kaplan and Marisa Stavenas What territory’s law typically governs the transaction agreements? Will courts in your jurisdiction recognise a choice of foreign law or a judgment from a foreign jurisdiction? In general, Portuguese law is retained for many transactions with soft domestic and international investors, certainly in all cases to govern […]

Top Tips for Employers: Mental Health Awareness Week

By Michael Briggs With Mental Health Awareness week taking place this week, it is even more important to maintain good principles of managing mental health in the workplace, and at all times hereafter. As an employer, what action could you take? Background Mental health is one of the biggest reasons for sickness absence in the […]

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Case of the week

A group of women who had borderline smear test abnormalities – but were not called for follow-up tests by Kent and Canterbury Hospital – won compensation from the hospital. All needed hysterectomies after developing cancer. The case is one of a number of investigations into cervical screening error scares.

…as pressure groups slam youth justice in N Ireland

LEADING children’s rights organisations are calling for a review of the youth justice system in Northern Ireland. Voluntary organisations met with the Criminal Justice Review Body last week to discuss changes to the law they would like to see brought in. Paddy Kelly, director of the Belfast-based Children’s Law Centre told The Lawyer: “Under the […]

Book of the week

No Smoke Without Fire By Jill Morrell. The ideal present for any relative/friend/client incarcerated in some hell-hole jail and left to rot. This is the book every prison library has been crying out for. Miscarriages of justice are so commonplace that someone has written an ABC guide to coping from the time of arrest to […]

Firms gain as regional press M&As continue

A RASH of mergers and acquisitions in the regional press has signalled a boom in work for regulatory and competition lawyers. Brussels-based Herbert Smith partner Craig Pouncey is advising Newsquest in its takeover talks with Portsmouth and Sunderland Newspapers (PSN). The proposed takeover has been referred to the Monopoly & Mergers Commission (MMC), which is […]

Court clerk union threat to sue Govt

THE TRADE union for court clerks is threatening to sue the Government for sexual discrimination. The threat of legal action follows the introduction on 1 January of new rules requiring court clerks to get a qualification as either a barrister or a solicitor. The Association of Magisterial Officers (AMO) – the trade union which represents […]

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