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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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Farrers defends News of the World against George Galloway claim

Farrer & Co is defending News of the World publisher News Group Newspapers (NGN) in an action brought by former MP George Galloway, who claims his phone was hacked by the paper. Galloway, who is being represented by Farooq Bajwa & Co name partner Farooq Bajwa, has launched an action in the High Court and […]

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Walkers raids MOP for three partners to facilitate launch of Dublin outpost

Offshore firm Walkers has taken three partners from Irish firm Matheson Ormsby Prentice (MOP) as it gears up to launch a new office in Dublin. MOP Dublin partners Garry Ferguson, Ken Rush and Paul Farrell are now on gardening leave and will join Walkers in October, November and January respectively. Walkers’ new office is in […]

Phone jacker

A handful of lawyers is working its way through the tangled web that is the alleged phone hacking scandal to have engulfed the News of the World (NoW). But there is one lawyer in particular who has led the way in the legal fight against the tabloid: Taylor Hampton consultant Mark Lewis. In June 2008 […]

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Focus: David Gold, Golden years

Herbert Smith stalwart David Gold says his retirement plans don’t involve golf or gardening instead he’s starting out with a DoJ-appointed role making sure BAE remains ethically sound  The whereabouts of former Herbert Smith senior ­partner David Gold was one of the great mysteries – or at least a very closely guarded secret – at […]

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Burness chair helps snooker’s Higgins quash match-fixing claims

Burness partner Philip Rodney has successfully defended the former snooker world champion John Higgins of allegations of match fixing, originally made by the News of the World (NoW). Rodney instructed Ronald Clancy QC of Ampersand Stable to represent Higgins at the Sport Resolutions Tribunal, which was chaired by Blackstone Chambers’ Ian Mill QC. Higgins has […]

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