This month in summary: Licensing news: Licensing Forms updated: New forms to be used from 28 January 2019 Business rate discount not to apply to small music venues Top Licensing Tip: Key dates for premises in 2019 Gambling news Applications for Personal functional Licences (PFLs) streamlined Licensing news Licensing Forms updated: New forms to be […]
In this update, we look at some of the environmental issues surrounding property acquisitions and management – and why they are of particular relevance for trustees of pension schemes that invest in property. Land contamination Land contamination may arise as a result of past or present contaminative uses on-site (or on nearby land) – such […]
In part 1 of this series, we revisited some of the issues relevant to projects which involve a generator supplying electricity on a “licence exempt” basis to an end-customer as part of an on-site/private wire connection arrangement. In this second article, we consider the potential for making licence exempt supplies of electricity via the grid. […]
Pricing practices once accepted as fair game are coming under the spotlight in 2019. Should businesses give long-standing customers a discount for their loyalty? Should you be able to get a better deal if you shop around? If, like most people, you answer ‘yes’ to both, you’ll see the conundrum. Of course, in practice, the […]
A specific proposal has been made to modify the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC), one of the core documents which governs the operation of the GB electricity system, to allow multiple providers to buy or sell electricity through the same grid meter. This proposal comes on the back of a white paper issued last year […]
Working together, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Food Standards Agency have issued a consultation on proposed changes to food allergen labelling in order to enable consumers to be provided with the information they need to make safe food choices.
The purpose of the CPTPP is to facilitate market access, investment opportunities and trade amongst the parties. Of interest from an immigration standpoint, the CPTPP contains new temporary immigration options for citizens of member countries. From a Canadian perspective, the immigration provisions are aimed at increasing opportunities to support economic growth for Canadians and Canadian […]
In Romania, authorities are yet to create the legal framework that would regulate the taxation of activities related to cryptocurrency. This legislative gap leaves plenty of room for tax avoidance, as even the most well-intentioned taxpayers lack the tools to understand what taxes they need to pay in relation to their cryptocurrency trading. What are […]
This article was originally published in Best Lawyers and has been republished with permission. Jaimie Lickers and Maxime Faille, attorneys specializing in Aboriginal Law at Gowling WLG in Canada, discuss the changing national attitude to Indigenous people’s history across the country and their firm’s significant cases in 2017 and 2018.
Shearman & Sterling’s global turnover increased by 5 per cent over 2018, though the pace of growth has fallen behind some of Shearman’s US peers who have all reported double-digit gains this year. Turnover at Shearman rose to $955.5m in 2018, an increase of 4 per cent. This followed the addition of just $5m to […]
Addleshaw Goddard’s senior partner Charles Penney faces a challenge to his bid for another term, with another contender stepping forward to take on the role. Penney, who is seeking a second term in the top job, will run against contender Michael Leftley, who heads the employment, incentives & immigration group in London. Leftley has been […]
South-West pair Ashfords and Boyes Turner have backed away from a merger that would have created a firm with around £60m in turnover. The firms revealed last December that their tie-up would go live on May 1, trading under the name Ashfords. That firm was by far the bigger party, generating £42.2m in 2017/18. Yesterday […]
With the firm just weeks away from listing on the London Stock Exchange, DWF has revealed its borrowings increased by 43 per cent over 2017/18 to nearly £60m. According to its LLP accounts, DWF’s borrowings rose from £41.5m to £59.2m between April 2017 and April 2018. The figure is understood to be one of the largest […]
Charles Russell Speechlys is launching a new practice aimed at capturing the legal issues surrounding the art market on an international level. The practice, which will advise market players including dealers, collectors, gallery owners and artists themselves, will be spearheaded by partners Tim Maxwell and Rudy Capildeo, who will join the firm in April from London-based […]
Reed Smith’s global revenue has risen for the second consecutive year, exceeding levels recorded in 2015 for the very first time. Despite the 5 per cent uptick, the firm’s revenue continues to be around the $1.1bn mark. Over 2018, Reed Smith’s turnover increased from $1.119bn to $1.175bn. This compares to Reed Smith’s financials four years ago […]