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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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Law Soc faces £1m fine for complaints blunders

The Law Society could be fined £1m if it delivers another “inadequate” plan for complaints-handling. Legal Services Complaints Commissioner Zahida Manzoor last week said the society’s original plan contains “fundamental weaknesses” and has asked for a revised version by 6 December. Manzoor has the power to levy a fine of up to £1m if the […]

Morton Fisher set for merger with Gwynnes

West Midlands law firm Morton Fisher is to merge with Shropshire law firm Gwynnes to create MFG Solicitors. Subject to due diligence, the merger will take effect from 1 February. The new firm will have 24 partners and 200 staff in 10 offices across the region. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com 15 November

Making your firm pitcher perfect

Pitching requires special skills. Peter Rush explains how to turn a beauty parade into a victory parade The French have a phrase for it: “Les mots d’escalier.” They are the words you should have spoken while still in the room, but only recall as you slink down the stairs. Of course, it is too late […]

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 […]

Amvescap installs global risk management unit

Global asset management giant Amvescap is developing an international operational risk management unit in a bid to reduce the threat of facing another massive fine for improper trading. The new unit, which is still in the planning stages, will work alongside the group’s legal and compliance departments in a bid to oversee all of the […]

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