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Polish law considerations: advance amount versus earnest money

This article is to discuss legal issues that may arise under Polish civil law in connection with the conclusion of a preliminary sale agreement and payment by the purchaser prior to execution of the final sale agreement of the amount which may be classified, depending on the parties’ decision, either as an earnest money (in […]

Poland reforms law to facilitate business activity

As of 30 April 2018, a package of five legal acts adopted on 6 March 2018 aimed at facilitating business activity entered into force in Poland. The legal acts are: Entrepreneurs Law Act;  Act on Ombudsman for Small and Medium-sized Entrepreneurs; Act on the rules for participation of foreign entrepreneurs and other foreign persons in […]

HMRC loses in specie contribution claim before the FTT

By Patrick Shee Self-Invested Personal Pensions, or SIPPs, have been under HMRC’s microscope for a number of years, but in a recent decision the First Tier Tax Tribunal (FTT) ruled against HMRC, finding that Relief at Source (RAS) for non-cash or in-specie contributions should be given to individuals. In Sippchoice Limited v HMRC [2018] UKFTT 12 the […]

The Health and Safety Sentencing Guidelines and their effect on business

By Adrian Mansbridge New Definitive Sentencing Guidelines for health and safety offences came into force on 1 February 2016; since then, there has been a significant increase in fines. What is clear from our analysis is that efforts by government to deregulate and reduce the burden of health and safety compliance have, from a financial […]

Mozambique: New regulations on compulsory social security

By Sonia Reis and Neylla Gulamhussen Decree no. 51/2017 of 9 October was approved as a result of the new challenges of Compulsory Social Security and seeks to adapt it to the current social situation. To achieve this, the Decree approves the Compulsory Social Security Regulations and came into force on 8 January 2018. The new […]

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Panel collaboration: keep your enemies close

For any firm out there still under the misapprehension that it is the sole master of its destiny, here’s yet more evidence that the client is firmly in the driver’s seat. Following yesterday’s news that Royal Bank of Scotland has drafted in change theorist Richard Susskind to advise on a second panel reduction, The Lawyer […]

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PII: More changes ahead

The professional indemnity insurance market was shaken by last year’s adjustments, and now the SRA has additional proposals Last year was unusually turbulent for firms looking to secure professional indemnity insurance (PII), resulting in brokers voicing concerns over the SRA’s handling of the renewals process after the regulator admitted it had lost track of some […]

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Addleshaws revamps management team in wake of profit dip

Addleshaw Goddard has overhauled its management lineup in the wake of falling net profit figures after a year of upheaval at the firm. Turnover showed a slight increase, climbing three per cent from £166.5m to £171.4m, but net profit dropped by 11 per cent over the last financial year from £44.9m to £39.8m.. The latest […]

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It’s Absolutely Fabulous! Joanna Lumley to host The Lawyer Awards 2014

Next week’s 20th anniversary edition of The Lawyer Awards really will be Absolutely Fabulous, with this year’s host revealed to be national treasure Joanna Lumley.  One of Britain’s most high-profile actresses and charity campaigners, Lumley cemented her role as a British institution while playing champagne-swilling TV icon Patsy Stone in UK television series Absoloutely Fabulous. […]

Shoosmiths acts for Xafinity Consulting in Phoenix office relocation deal

The real-estate team at Shoosmiths has acted for Xafinity Consulting in a deal that will see the company relocate from Greyfriars Road in Reading to Phoenix on Station Hill. Xafinity will take the entire second and third floors of the new office development situated next to Reading railway station, providing a total of 20,521ft² of […]

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