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ICLG: Environment & Climate Change Law 2020 (Cyprus)

By Eleni Neoptolemou, Christina Christodoulou 1. Environmental Policy and its Enforcement 1.1 What is the basis of environmental policy in your jurisdiction and which agencies/bodies administer and enforce environmental law? Following the accession of Cyprus to the European Union in 2004, the environmental policy has been subjected to a fundamental review, in order to be […]

Czech government proposes a seven percent digital services tax

In an attempt to correct an imbalance in taxation caused by the rise of digital services, the Czech government has come up with a proposal for an indirect digital services tax, targeting Internet giants’ profits from user-based online platforms. The proposal is largely based on a rejected draft of an EU “Digital Services Tax” directive […]

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Law Society and Bar Council hammer out new QC scheme

The Law Society and the Bar Council are revolutionising the appointment of QCs with a new scheme announced today (23 November). Applicants under the reformed scheme will have to supply references from other lawyers, judges and clients who have dealt with possible silks in person. All written applications that meet criteria will be followed with […]

Sweden’s courts fall foul of ECJ

Sweden faces censure from the European Commission for failing to refer enough cases to the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The Commission has called for Swedish courts to refer more cases involving interpretation of EU law to the ECJ, arguing that with only three referrals since 2001 Sweden is breaking its EU treaty obligations. Brussels […]

Firm profile: Eric Robinson Solicitors

Sometimes it can be painful to adapt, but the Southampton firm founded in 1964 by Eric Robinson is looking to change. The firm celebrated its fortieth anniversary over the summer and Robinson was there, but the firm he built on a platform of family work and serving local businesses has ambitions to spread its name […]

BID whetter

US-inspired business improvement districts are being hailed as the answer to the UK’s declining town centres. Adrian Bland reports on the process Business improvement districts (BIDs) are schemes intended to assist in the regeneration of town centres. They have been brought into use by the Business Improvement Districts (England) Regulations 2004 (the regulations). But despite […]

Australia set to unify defamation legislation

Australia could introduce uniform national defamation laws after the country’s eight states and territories agreed earlier this month to support the development of new legislation. The claim comes after the states and territories unanimously voiced their support of a model bill for the laws proposed by the New South Wales government at a meeting of […]

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