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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).


How to get ahead in banking

Banks have been aiming increasingly aggressive marketing campaigns at law firms. The Royal Bank of Scotland is sponsoring the 1995 solicitors’ annual conference and many of the major clearing banks are using direct mail to try and shake the loyalty law firms have to their bank. But how effective are these marketing strategies? Laytons’ national […]

Litigation Forthcoming Case 03/10/95

Roger Pearson looks at the first piece of major lottery litigation SIB The High Court’s Family Division is set for the first major lottery litigation. Mukhtar Mohidin, who won £18 million on the lottery, is now locked in dispute with his wife Sayeeda over who gets the money. Mr Mohidin, 40, one-time Blackburn factory worker, […]

Have a say on freemasons

The Home Office Select Committee is investigating the influence of freemasons in the legal profession (The Lawyer 29 August). What do you think? Do you believe a sinister force is exerting undue control over the workings of legal bodies or are you convinced freemasonry is an outlet for harmless socialising and charity work? Write to […]

IBA pushes insolvency rules

BUSINESS lawyers are hoping to encourage an international ruling on insolvency proceedings through the introduction of an agreed set of multi-jurisdictional guidelines. The agreement, drawn up by 20 countries across the world, recommends uniformity in rules covering cross-border proceedings. Prepared last month by lawyers of the International Bar Association, it provides a framework for harmonising […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 03/10/95

Securities and Investments Board v Radhe Sham Uberoi and Anil Uperoi (1995). Ch.D (Millett J). Summary: Action by the Securities and Investments Board against unauthorised dealers in investments. Application by The Securities and Investments Board for summary judgment under RSC O.14 against the defendants for carrying on investment business in the UK in contravention of […]

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