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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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Employment tribunal fees from 29 July 2013

From 29 July 2013, all new employment claims (and appeals to the Employment Appeal Tribunal) will require a fee to be paid by the claimant or appellant. The fees will be paid in two stages: an ‘issue fee’ payable on submitting the claim (or appeal) and a ‘hearing fee’ payable prior to the full hearing. […]

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Feature: The first 100 days

The top ranks of UK firms are teeming with new faces. The Lawyer asks what their plans are for taking up the baton? Day one in a new job is always a daunting prospect, so spare a thought for the current crop of new management across the UK legal market. And there are many. This […]

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Clifford Chance hikes trainee and associate pay as NQs earn up to £76.2k

Clifford Chance has increased all of its trainee and associate pay rates in the annual review of its salaries bands, raising newly-qualified (NQ) lawyers’ remuneration to £63,500. The NQ pay rate is up from £61,500 and rises to up to £76,200 with the maximum bonus. The salary level for associates with one year’s post-qualification experience […]

Extension of permitted development rights for under-utilised properties

From 30 May, owners of under-utilised properties will have more opportunity to secure tenants, while those looking to dispose of their interests may have access to a wider market of prospective purchasers. After this date, the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2013 will permit the change of use of class […]

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