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Online but divorced from reality

By Philippa Dolan No one denies that simplifying the divorce process to make it easier, faster, cheaper and more understandable is a laudable aim. Much has been made of the billion pounds that is apparently being invested in an overall reform programme to ‘modernise the courts and tribunal service’, part of which is being spent […]

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 […]

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DAC Beachcroft insurance head Pollitt on the firm’s push into Latin America

Earlier this week DAC Beachcroft (DACB) announced it had signed an exclusive alliance with Madrid-based Muñoz Arribas Abogados in a further bid to boost its insurance and health practices in Spain and Latin America.  The firm already has an established Madrid office and has more recently established practices in Bogotá (20 March 2013), Mexico City […]

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Pinsent Masons has won a new appointment as sole legal adviser to trade union Unite’s £800m pension scheme for staff and officers. Unite Pension Scheme is run by a board of 14 trustees, which appointed Pinsent Masons following a competitive process. Unite is the largest trade union in the UK and Ireland. The union’s final […]

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Why is Fried Frank calling time on its Asia strategy?

For years, Asia has been hailed as a land of golden opportunity for the legal profession. So, why has Fried Frank Harris & Shriver decided to close down its operations in the region?  It’s not as if Fried Frank is overwhelmed with offices. The firm currently has just seven worldwide, in Frankfurt, London, Paris, New […]

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