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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).


In brief: Palmer Wheeldon wins farm victory

Palmer Wheeldon solicitor Jane Lichtenstein has won a “landmark” victory after a six-year legal battle, which could benefit thousands of farmers. The Court of Appeal last week judged in favour of her client, a Lincolnshire farmer. The decision allows farmers of tenancies created before 1984 who farm in partnership with their children to pass the […]

Mediation is no catch-all solution

Nigel Shepherd is worried that mediation will cut lawyers out of the divorce process The 1990s must have come as a rude shock to any family lawyer who had been hoping for a quiet life. First came the Children Act, then we were hit by the Child Support Act. And now it seems likely we […]

In brief: Simkins takes on film specialist

The Simkins Partnership has appointed a new partner to its film and television department. Antony Gostyn, a specialist in screen law, has in the past worked with Channel 4 and Carlton Television. He was previously head of the media group at D J Freeman.

In brief: Ex-Clydes accountant faces fraud charges

The former chief accountant of City firm Clyde & Co has appeared in court charged with defrauding the firm’s partners of £600,000. Peter Penrose, who worked for Clydes for four years, recently appeared before the City of London Magistrates.

Swedish police make illegal software haul

Swedish police have tracked down what appears to be the largest cache of illegal software found on the Internet. An estimated $1.7 million of unauthorised software, including Word, Pagemaker, Photoshop and Autocad, has been illegally transmitted to Internet users world-wide by students from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. The Royal Institute of Technology, […]

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