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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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Going back to their roots

One area in which the peace process may have a direct part to play is the return of the natives, those solicitors who left the North in search of a better life elsewhere. Carson & McDowell partner Brian Turtle says his firm has had “more and more enquiries of a genuine nature”, from solicitors anxious […]

Serugo-Lugo to challenge bankruptcy

John Malpas reports THE BARRISTER who unsuccessfully campaigned against his chambers’ eviction from Lincoln’s Inn has been declared bankrupt. But Yosefaly Serugo-Lugo says he was unaware of the proceedings earlier this month prompted by the Inland Revenue and has already filed an application to have the ruling set aside. Serugo-Lugo is now head of chambers […]

In-house lawyers urged to police external firms

IN-HOUSE lawyers must assert vigorous control over external lawyers and should involve their business colleagues in their company’s legal affairs, an in-house conference heard. Lawyers who gathered at the Law Society earlier this month to discuss relationships with external lawyers spoke of the need for a flexible but strictly policed working relationship with outside firms. […]

Deacons bankruptcy hearing delayed over new evidence

A BANKRUPTCY hearing for three former partners of collapsed law firm Deacon Goldrein Green has been postponed because an unexpectedly large number of witnesses have been called. The bankruptcy hearing involving former partners Martin Green, Patricia Reynolds and Robert Ollerhead, who was struck off the roll last year, was due to take place several days […]

Gulf victims win legal aid in MoD case

CAMPAIGNING lawyers have welcomed last week’s decision to grant legal aid to the first batch of ex-servicemen claiming compensation for ‘Gulf War Syndrome’. Nearly 550 victims are planning to take action against the Ministry of Defence for a catalogue of symptoms which begin with fatigue and hair loss, and have ended with violent behaviour and […]

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