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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).


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 A ploy named Sue If you’ve ever wondered what life would be like if women wrote all the laws, […]

Tulkinghorn: A handy man, Shacka and an attorney journey

News has reached Tulkinghorn’s ears of the talented man being billed as the scariest partner in law: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer restructuring high chieftain Ken Baird. Handy man News has reached Tulkinghorn’s ears of the talented man being billed as the scariest partner in law: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer restructuring high chieftain Ken Baird. One of Tulkinghorn’s […]

Graham Small: Lewis Hymanson Small

If a movie was being made of your life, which actor would play you and why? Maybe Tom Hanks. He seems like a regular guy with a good sense of humour, and I wouldn’t mind having his bank account too. What was your first-ever job? It was a Christmas job in a post office, sorting […]

SJ Berwin associates decide 2009 committee

SJ Berwin’s associate representative body has elected its 2009 committee, which has vowed to improve junior lawyers’ opportunities amid the recession. The firm’s associates have voted in seven new members to their associate ­solicitors forum (ASF), which is made up of a total of 27 representatives. Five-year post-qualification experience planning and environment associate Emma Herriman […]

Second coalminers tribunal gets under way

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) today launched a series of allegations of misconduct against six partners at Barnsley-based Raleys Solicitors in relation to their handling of compensation claims from sick coalminers. The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, which is expected to last 20 days, is thought to be one of the longest hearings of its kind. The […]

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