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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).



Biggarts is sure that by doubling in size in five years profits will follow suit In February this year, Scottish firm Biggart Baillie gained a 10-strong pensions team, which included three partners, from Morrison Bishop. Iain Talman, June Crombie and Colin Greig are due to take up their positions in the next few months.Chairman David […]

Eversheds faces Eurofi claims of negligence

Claim amounts to more than £125,000 after call centre litigation with Teletech Eversheds is being sued for more than £125,000 by a company that specialises in finding government and EU grants.The firm, which is defending the claim, is accused of acting without reasonable skill and care when handling a claim brought by consultants Eurofi against […]

Simpson Grierson lawyer heads up monumental Sri Lankan power deal

The World Bank has appointed New Zealand lawyer Rabin Rabindran as a legal specialist to assist the Sri Lankan government with the development of a multimillion-dollar power project, the largest to have ever been carried out in the country Rabindran, a partner with commercial firm Simpson Grierson, will work as part of a team advising […]

Deals summary

Ashurst Morris Crisp (Jeremy Hill) advised motor insurer Ockham Holdings on its announced placing and open offer to raise £25m. Ashursts (Ian Webb) also advised Numis Securities, the organisation underwriting the placing. The offer is on the basis of 17 new Ockham shares for every 30 existing shares and has to be approved by shareholders. […]

BBC Scotland dumps McGrigors from panel

BBC Scotland has asked McGrigor Donald, its longest-standing legal adviser, to leave its panel, The Lawyer can reveal The BBC dropped McGrigors after being hit with a £500,000 libel bill, Scotland’s largest ever, on a case that McGrigors handled.A senior BBC manager confirmed that McGrigors was removed from the panel despite the relationship going back […]

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