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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).

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Court committees should team up

The Justices’ Clerks Society is encouraging magistrates’ court committees (MCCs) to team up locally and plan for greater efficiencies. The society says the committees should follow the example set by Outer London magistrates Courts’ Action Group which put together a Strategic Management Body and dissuaded the Lord Chancellor from forcing mergers of MCCs.The society held […]

Residents await Docklands' judgement

Docklands residents are awaiting judgement from Judge Richard Harvey QC on whether they can proceed with a damages claim for television interference allegedly caused by the Canary Wharf development. Judge Harvey is expected to hand down his judgement during the holiday period. The Court will decide whether the English legal system can protect an individual’s […]

Tough stance taken on outsourcing work

IN-HOUSE legal departments are getting tough when it comes to outsourcing, a survey reveals. It shows that heads of legal departments are broadening the number of firms they use regularly when they out-source work and are driving down costs by negotiating better rates for their companies. The survey, carried out by recruitment consultants Taylor Root, […]

The rules in tug-of-laws cases

In the emotionally charged world of child abduction cases it is vital that the parties have as full an appreciation as possible of the working of the jurisdiction in which they are involved. That need, is stressed by David Sterrett of Margaret Bennett’s specialist family law practice based in London. They must be aware that […]

College forms test base in Toronto

MANY American lawyers are expected to train as English solicitors following a new venture arranged by the College of Law. The college is to open a test Centre in Toronto, Canada, for US and Canadian lawyers who want to requalify as English solicitors. The news opens the prospect of American lawyers taking tests previously only […]

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