The key take-away point is that all employers who wish to employ individuals from overseas (whether EU nationals or nationals from the rest of the world) will need to engage with the new system. The government is now actively encouraging employers who do not currently have a sponsor licence, but who may need to recruit […]
In this case, the Supreme Court accepted Bresco Electrical Services Limited’s appeal, and held that Insolvency Practitioners (IPs) are permitted to refer claims on behalf of insolvent companies to adjudication in circumstances where there are cross-claims between the parties.
As part of its decarbonisation agenda the Government has announced that it will invest nearly £80 million towards reducing carbon emissions across homes and energy intensive businesses. The announcement forms part of wider efforts to ensure the UK meets its legally binding target to reach net zero emissions by 2050.
Notice Pay during Furlough Leave The latest Treasury Direction for the furlough scheme, updated on 26 June 2020, could modify the effect of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. New wording at paragraph 2.2 may be interpreted to suggest that notice pay cannot be claimed through the scheme. With retrospective application, employers require clarification from HMRC […]
Introduction The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the “Act”) was given royal assent on 25 June 2020 and has introduced a number of measures which will need to be considered by Landlords in situations where tenants are in arrears regarding sums due under a lease. The relevant provisions of the Act for Landlords are […]
The Deregulation Act 2015 (the DA) and its Regulations significantly extended the obligations of landlords in the residential rental sector. The Act was of equal significance to fixed charge receivers who automatically assume the landlord’s legal duties to the tenant upon appointment.
This briefing provides a summary of a number of recent changes to laws and regulations which have been enacted in the Cayman Islands over the last quarter which impact, or will impact, Cayman Islands funds.
It is of great importance to examine acts of violence resulting from the competitive environment in e-sport games where the games are played individually as well as a team, also where the physical and mental attributions are prominent, and the legal character of such acts. The sanctions for acts of violence caused by e-sports players or third parties involving in the games without playing are, in general, determined by the respective publishers of the game based on the tournament rules.
The Luxembourg Financial Sector Supervisory Authority (the CSSF) issued a regulation and a circular on 1 July 2020 to establish additional clarifications for third country firms providing or aiming to provide investment services in Luxembourg.
It is vital that landlords, tenants and local authorities all understand when a property should properly be classed as a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO). The Upper Tribunal has recently revisited this issue as it affects blocks of self-contained flats in the case of Hastings Borough Council v Turner.
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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has launched a redundancy consultation across several jurisdictions, with the firm also set to close its office in Beijing The merged firm has said it will cut lawyer and business services roles as part of new belt-tightening measures. In London, this includes 14 fee-earners and 26 staff in business services. […]
US firm Ropes & Gray also unveils figures.
EU judges have reversed a European Commission decision, which ordered Apple to pay back €13bn in taxes to the Republic of Ireland. The €13bn penalty in 2016 was the largest ever fine handed out by the commission. It found that for almost 25 years Apple benefitted from illegal state support from Ireland that distorted competition […]
Kennedys has entered into a partnership with Canadian insurance firm, Dolden Wallace Folick. The association with Doldens takes the number of Kennedys’ offices, associations or co-operations around the globe to 63. This is the firm’s first association with a Canadian firm and follows the US merger three years ago with Carroll McNulty & Kull. At […]
Taylor Wessing is looking to reopen doors to more staff members in early August, following an ongoing pilot. The firm allowed a limited number of staff members across all functions- about 50 to 60 people- to reenter its London premises last week on a rotation basis, but seeks to bring in around 30 per cent […]
Addleshaw Goddard and Winckworth Sherwood are acting on the development of the £250m “Triangle” site on St Thomas’ hospital campus in London. Addleshaws team, helmed by construction and engineering partner Andrew McVeigh and co-head of the housing sector Peter Hardy, are leading for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation. The rest of the Addleshaws team […]