After 12 months of disrupted schooling, questions are arising around how children will catch up on missed learning. One solution, recently proposed by the education secretary Gavin Williamson, involves major changes to the structure of the school year.
A reminder of the changes to employment law which come into effect from April 2021.
One of the most obvious knock-on effects of COVID-19 has seen many people now working from home (as opposed to the workplace) as government guidance has generally remained that employees should work from home where possible to do so.
When an executor is dragging their feet in progressing the estate administration, but refusing to stand down, it can be extremely frustrating for beneficiaries who are to inherit from a person’s estate.
Surrogacy is often thought of as a choice only available to wealthy individuals. However, in stark contrast to other countries such as the USA, commercial surrogacy is illegal in the UK and must be managed privately by the couples and individuals concerned.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) (Inversión Extranjera Directa) involves the transfer of capital by economic entities from one country to another country, with the intention of establishing businesses or subsidiaries there, as well as acquiring or obtaining a relevant shareholding in foreign companies.
You might have assumed that if both parties have agreed that their construction contract will be subject to (say) Italian law, and agreed an exclusive jurisdiction clause in favour of the French courts, you have side-tracked any disputes away from the courts of Great Britain.
As annual British Virgin Islands (“BVI”) Registry fees are now payable for those BVI companies that were incorporated or registered in the first half of the year, it is time to start planning the liquidation of those entities that have reached the end of their life cycle, to ensure that unnecessary Registry fees are not incurred.
There are many things that should be considered when choosing the jurisdiction in which to divorce.
The IR35 rules were extended to cover all medium and large organisations in the private sector. Under the reforms these businesses are now responsible for determining whether their contractors fall inside or outside the scope of IR35, rather than the workers themselves.
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