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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).


Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 27/1/98

Stephen John Cansick, 49, admitted 1974, practising at material time on own account as Stephen Cansick, London N6, suspended indefinitely and ordered to pay £3,496 costs. Allegations substantiated that he failed to keep properly written accounts, drew money out of client account other than in accordance with the rules, used clients’ funds for his own […]

Guernsey backed on French lawyer's ban

The UK Government has defended a decision by the Guernsey authorities not to allow a French lawyer to appear in the island’s Magistrates’ Court. The decision follows a request by the European Commission to comment on the case after it had received complaints from the lawyer, Paris-based Monique Fauchon, and the Paris Bar. Fauchon had […]

Bucharest growth

Sinclair Roche & Temperley has expanded its Bucharest office with the acquisition of David Stabb, who joins the firm from the Budapest office of Cameron McKenna. The firm was one of the first foreign practices to set up an office in the Rumanian capital, establishing in 1991. It now has two English-qualified lawyers stationed in […]

In brief: Web site leads the fight against Revenue

Barrister Alistair Kelman of Lancaster Buildings has set up a Web site at to help co-ordinate the Bar’s campaign against the Inland Revenue’s plans to change the taxation status of professional partnerships.

Bird & Bird's Net innovation puts record company on track

Elizabeth Davidson reports BIRD & Bird partner Mark Haftke has broken new legal ground by drawing up the contracts for a new service on the Web site of George Michael’s record company, Aegean Records. The service allows consumers to buy compact discs by digitally downloading tracks on to either a hard drive or a CD-Rom […]

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