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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).


Eversheds fights Bob Marley royalty claim

Eversheds and West End firm Hamlins have been fighting a High Court dispute between reggae legend Bob Marley’s record company and former guitarist Aston ‘Family Man’ Barrett over unpaid royalties. Eversheds partner Nick Valner is acting for Marley’s estate and record company, Universal Island Records, defending against Barrett’s allegations that he has not received royalties […]


College of Law awarded LLB powers

In the biggest shake-up in legal education since the launch of the LPC, the College of Law has become the first non-university-affiliated law school to win degree-awarding powers. From September 2006, students completing the college’s GDL and LPC will graduate with a law degree (LLB) rather than a diploma. It also has the power to […]

DLA Piper finalises Aussie alliance

Longtime collaborators DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary and Phillips Fox are set to formalise their relationship. DLA Piper is in advanced talks with the Australian firm to form an alliance. The two firms already refer work to each other. DLA Piper joint chief executive Nigel Knowles told The Lawyer: “Phillips Foxhas been known to us […]


Yorkshire firm McCormicks has appointed Matthew Pugh as a commercial dispute resolution associate. He joins from Ford & Warren. Colchester firm Ellisons has promoted associate Sally Hudson to the partnership. Mace & Jones has hired Chris Ellis and Frances Dixon, who will be based in the employment team in Liverpool and HR in Manchester respectively. […]

Collyer-Bristow five get really high

Yet another bunch of lawyers with a yen to do something different. This time it’s a five-strong team of trainees from Collyer-Bristow who are wearing in their hiking boots in preparation for a one-day assault on the UK’s three highest peaks – Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon – on 2 June.As the team’s website […]

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