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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).


QC deadline day prompts bar complaints

The deadline for QC applications closed on Monday (January 29) prompting a barrage of complaints from harrassed barristers struggling to meet the tight deadline. The QC appointments committee today kicks off the next stage with professional conduct checks and references sought from judges and arbitrators for all applicants. Applicants felt “hard done by” due to […]

Bryan Cave boosts London revenue 22 per cent

Bryan Cave’s seven-partner London office has posted a 22 per cent rise in turnover for its 2006 financial year, with revenue up from £10.9m to £13.3m. The revenue per lawyer in the 30 fee-earner office also showed impressive growth, up by nearly 17 per cent to £515,000 for 2006 compared with £440,000 in 2005. London […]

Web week

The Lawyer‘s Web Week is a weekly commentary on legal activity on the web. This includes an overview of the best of the week’s blogs. If you want to direct us to useful links, email Lawyer podcast – 21 todayNo one likes a show-off, but no discussion of the week’s legal web news would […]

Clydes scoops Ince insurance head

Clyde & Co has expanded its corporate insurance practice by scooping rival Ince & Co’s head of corporate insurance. David Coupe, who was previously a solicitor at Clyde in the 1980s, leaves Ince after 18 years. Coupe’s appointment follows a recent spate of partners joining in recent months – including McDermott Will & Emery corporate […]

Limiting LPC choice could backfire on firms

A question many firms are grappling with at the moment is whether or not they should each tie up with just one LPC provider for their future trainees’ LPCs. What firms are concerned about is recouping the investment they have made, in particular where they have sponsored their trainees through their LPCs and possibly CPEs. […]

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