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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).


Top City firm sets salary ceiling for associates

A TOP 10 City law firm is taking the unusual step of imposing an u80,000 salary ceiling on its senior associates. Nick Robbins, partner of recruitment consultants Garfield Robbins, says that salaries for the two thirds of solicitors not making partnership in City firms tend to stick around the u80,000 mark. However this is the […]

In brief: The Lord Chancellor

The Lord Chancellor has appointed a watchdog to “monitor and evaluate” the country’s six pioneer Community Legal Service Partnerships. Richard Moorhead, a Research Fellow at the University of London’s Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, will oversee the partnerships in Cornwall, Kirklees, Liverpool, Notts, Norwich and Southwark.

It's been a bad week for…

Business. A new law due to take force in April requiring employers to pay national insurance on employee share option sales is coming in for criticism from millionaire entrepreneurs, who argue it will curb new internet and technology companies. Robin Saxby, head of u1.4bn microchip design company ARM Holdings, is lobbying the Government on the […]

This week

Watch out for the results of the ranting, hooting, mud-slinging, headache-inducing insult-fest known as the Law Society elections.

4 Brick Court splits for family focus

FOUR Brick Court Chambers has taken the decision to split in order to specialise exclusively on its established family practice. Although no departures have yet been announced, The Lawyer understands the split could mean as many as half of the chambers’ 46 tenants are looking to leave the set. The set, headed by Antony Shaw […]

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