By David Asker The government is still due to pay out refunds totalling £16 million from the employment tribunal fees refund scheme. Refunds are available to those who paid fees at an Employment Tribunal or Employment Appeals Tribunal between 29th July 2013 and 26th July 2017. Who paid the fees? Fees were payable for taking a […]
By David Asker The government is planning new legislation to prevent those who pay suppliers late from winning government contracts. The new prompt payment initiative looks set to be introduced in Autumn 2019 and it will mean that those organisations wanting to win government contracts will need to pay their suppliers promptly. Why prompt payment matters […]
By David Asker It is once again the time of year for travellers to move around the country, often moving to the following types of places: Car parks Sports fields Privately owned land Parks and open spaces Travellers can be evicted from land in one of two ways: under common law or under a writ […]
By David Asker Section 21 evictions are being reviewed by the government, with a view to removing them from English and Welsh Law. James Brokenshire, the Housing Secretary commented that Section 21 evictions were one of the biggest causes of homelessness for families. As it stands, tenants can be given notice to vacate a rental […]
By Luke Cockerton A Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) is one of the Insolvency sectors buzzwords at the moment following on from the notable cases in 2018; House of Fraser and New Look. This year has already seen a number of CVA’s proposed by large retailers such as Paperchase and Giraffe restaurants, but why are these […]
In the Matter of the H Trust  SC (Bda) 27 Com (30 April 2019), the Supreme Court of Bermuda delivered an important judgment in which it exercised its inherent supervisory powers over trusts to appoint protectors. In its decision, the Court also reaffirmed the wide breadth of the Court’s jurisdiction under Section 47 of […]
By Karl Anders, Deborah Brown On 1 June 2019 a new Section 21 Notice Form 6A will replace the current version. This is to coincide with the commencement of the Tenant Fees Act 2019. The main changes to the notice are in the section explaining the restrictions on terminating a tenancy under Section 21 of […]
By Samuel Fernandes de Almeida, Joana Pacheco The Angolan Personal Income Tax Code was recently amended by Law 9/19, of 24 April 2019. We would highlight the following main alterations: • Profit distributions to members of civil law companies or civil law companies having a commercial form are now taxed; • End-of-career bonuses payable to […]
By Samuel Fernandes de Almeida, Joana Pacheco Law 4/19, of 18 April 2019, has introduced several amendments to the Industrial Tax Code. We would highlight the following amendments: • 7% or higher foreign exchange variations in connection with fixed assets and liabilities are disregarded as income or cost for Industrial Tax purposes; • Interest borne […]
By Ryan Bekkerus, Alexandra Kaplan and Marisa Stavenas What territory’s law typically governs the transaction agreements? Will courts in your jurisdiction recognise a choice of foreign law or a judgment from a foreign jurisdiction? In general, Portuguese law is retained for many transactions with soft domestic and international investors, certainly in all cases to govern […]
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A US district court judge has dismissed attempts made by the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) to question former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg over his alleged involvement in the case, the latest development in one of the most high-profile professional negligence disputes of recent times. United States magistrate judge Sallie Kim dismissed the attempt […]
The fortunes of the US firms in London dominated this week’s stories on The Lawyer, while our most comprehensive look at firm leadership revealed stark truths about diversity (or lack of it) in the industry. According to data collected from 38 of the world’s largest firms, just one had a 50:50 gender balance on its […]
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Recent years have seen a tremendous shift in almost all aspects of the UK legal services sector, but few have been more tangible than the transformation of senior marketing roles. What was once seen, somewhat disparagingly, as a ‘back office’ position is now taking its place shoulder to shoulder with the leading firms’ most senior rainmakers.
Law firms are finally waking up to the fact that marketing makes money. Not all, however, have quite yet cottoned on to precisely how. Most firms now recognise that as they and their clients grapple with the realities of digital transformation, the specialists leading this thinking are unlikely to be lawyers.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has made all of its paralegals in London redundant, after an analysis of work patterns and demand for their services. The US firm confirmed to The Lawyer that it will no longer recruit paralegals in London, having made three paralegals redundant. A spokesperson said: “We confirm that we have made […]
Osborne Clarke has made up eight new partners in the UK, including one who completed the process during her maternity leave and two that work on a part-time basis. The firm’s new cohort means Osborne Clarke now boasts a partnership of more than 260 for the first time in the firm’s history with a handful […]