For parents, the child maintenance system can seem a vast and complicated system of ropes and pulleys for something they expect should be straightforward.
An additional bank holiday has been announced to take place in June 2022 to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. But are all employees automatically entitled to paid time off and what approach should employers take?
Workplace testing has proven to be a crucial piece in the UK government’s jigsaw to get British business back on its feet. But how can businesses implement a workplace testing programme and will the vaccine roll out make a difference?
Court of Appeal revisits the position of when time runs for claim in professional negligence. Careful thought is required when assessing limitation periods where there is a delay between the negligent act and the loss crystallising.
Net zero targets now cover in excess of two thirds of global GDP and over a fifth of the world’s largest public companies, according to the latest report published by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit and Oxford Net Zero.
The Taxation (Partnerships – Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 202- was lodged with the States Assembly on 18 May 2021 and, if passed, is expected to come into effect from 1 July 2021 (with a six month transition period to 1 January 2022 for partnerships established before 1 July 2021).
A closer look and the implications for SIPP providers.
In our last report on the NFT (Non-fungible tokens) self-experiment “Formulating a smart contract and minting an NFT”, we looked at what data is packed in a freshly minted NFT. In principle, it is possible to include an entire data set of an artwork (i.e. in our case the GIF) in an NFT and thus on the blockchain. We also pointed out that in our self-experiment we did not only link to the digital artwork but also attached a limited usage licence to the NFT (in the metadata; because otherwise the buyer of an NFT in general will not own any intellectual property respectively rights of exploitation or use to the artwork connected to the NFT).
On 23 April 2021, provisions of the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD) were transposed into Irish Law by the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Act 2021 (CJA 2021), which amends the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010 (CJA 2010). Please see our recent briefing for analysis of changes introduced by 5AMLD: New Irish Anti-Money Laundering Rules.
The Committee for Communities has released a report following its consideration of the Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill which outlines a number of key amendments proposed by the Committee.
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