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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).

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Bar working party opts for greater democracy

THE BAR Council looks set to give up its constitutional independence from the profession following a democracy working party’s conclusion that it should obey the results of national ballots of barristers. The working party, chaired by treasurer Michael Blair, also concluded that Bar Council proposals to significantly change its constitution or code of conduct must […]

CPS disbands its elite casework team

THE CPS is to disband the elite team of special casework lawyers who are responsible for handling the service’s most sensitive cases, an internal report seen by The Lawyer has revealed. Although the report recognises that the 45 special casework lawyers in the service are highly specialised and skilful “at use and control of counsel”, […]

Wording row at conference stalls Apil's conduct code

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers insists its code of conduct has been approved in principle despite a row over its wording. Apil leaders had expected delegates at the group’s annual conference on 15 November to approve its compulsory code of conduct in full. But some of the group’s 3,000 members were worried that one […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 26/11/96

Jeffrey Doss-Lindsey, admitted 1995, struck off. Allegations substantiated he was liable to have his name struck off on account of his failure to comply with requirements in respect of service under articles and with the Training Regulations 1989 and that he had been guilty of conduct unbefitting a solicitor in that he failed to bring […]

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