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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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Another winner at this year’s The Lawyer Awards has netted a senior post – this time at Midlands commercial firm Lee Crowder. Birmingham commercial lawyer Andrew Sparrow has left his post as head of corporate services at Cartwright & Lewis to become an equity partner at Lee Crowder. Sparrow is the author of two interactive […]

Out with the old

It was an obvious candidate for Tulkinghorn. The Lawyer’s curmudgeonly diarist could not resist running a caption competition using the picture of Field Fisher Waterhouse partner Mark Abell in a dentist’s chair with a grinning orthodontist at his side. It was one of the more outlandish publicity shots to turn up at The Lawyer’s office […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Richard Thornely

Richard Thornely was born in Lancaster in 1957. He is a partner and head of the private client division at Thomas Eggar Church Adams. What subjects did you fail at school? O Level Greek and Biology (but I have three sons to show for it). What was your first job? Groundsman at 20p per hour. […]

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Former SFO chief heads up Cameron McKenna inquiry

Cameron McKenna has instructed George Staple, former head of the Serious Fraud Office, to investigate allegations that are contained in two unfair dismissal claims against the firm. Top fraud lawyer Monty Raphael, senior partner of Peters & Peters, has been instructed by lawyers acting for the complainants. Staple is head of Clifford Chance’s financial services […]

Customs & Excise loses disability case

The lawyer charged with stamping out disability prejudice in the Customs & Excise Solicitors’ Office has been found guilty of discriminating against a blind solicitor. David Pickup was found guilty of disability discrimination last week by Croydon Employment Tribunal after failing to promote blind lawyer Farooq Shah. The tribunal’s finding is particularly embarrassing as Pickup […]

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