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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).


Financial Briefing January 2013

This briefing covers the latest updates to UK financial law for January 2013. To download this briefing click on the link above


Forster Dean starts redundancy talks in response to Jackson reforms

Personal injury and conveyancing firm Forster Dean has announced a redundancy consultation with up to 13 jobs under threat. Chief executive Greg Shields confirmed the redundancy process had started this week. He said it was because of the imminent civil justice reforms recommended in the Jackson Report (3 December 2012). The firm has 29 offices […]

Michael Davison

Opinion: Pipeline of fracking complaints

A rumble of litigation is expected, but finding the evidence to back up claims may be harder than finding shale gas The UK Government’s recent lifting of its moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’, is seen by many as the first step in the development of the shale gas industry on this side of the […]

SNR Denton headcount drop leads to profit rise in tough year

Average staff numbers at SNR Denton’s UK LLP were down almost 10 per cent in 2011/12, as costs dropped and pre-tax profit rose nearly 40 per cent. According to the firm’s LLP accounts, the average number of employees at SNR Denton’s UK LLP – which includes its Europe, Middle East and Africa operations – throughout […]

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