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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.

HMRC estate administration investigations

An article in the mainstream press has noted that HM Revenue & Customs has taken an additional £274m in inheritance tax (IHT) from its investigations into 5,638 estate administrations in the 2019/20 year. This is the highest in over 4 years and equates to an additional £48,500 of IHT for each estate which has been investigated.

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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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Jonas Hankin QC has successfully prosecuted Henry Jones, aged 22, for the murder of Mark Beresford, aged 55, following a trial lasting 3 weeks. Beresford died from traumatic brain injuries inflicted by the defendant, who claimed he had been acting in self-defence when he struck the victim with a metal bar. The jury rejected the complete defence of self-defence and also the […]

Rodrigo Esteves de Oliveira lectures on public procurement

Rodrigo Esteves de Oliveira, Public Law practice partner, lectured at the 4th Public Procurement Post-Graduate Course of CEDIPRE – Centre for Regulatory and Public Law Studies. The partner spoke in the Public Procurement Procedures course and develops the subject “Main Principals of Public Procurement ”

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