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EMI Options: Approval granted

By Ben Watson As mentioned in our previous update, the tax reliefs associated with Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI) options are technically a form of state aid and therefore require approval from the EU Commission.  Two days before the deadline of 7 April 2018, HMRC announced that the UK had failed to renew its EU state aid […]

Avoid World Cup marketing own goals this summer

By Jo Pritchard The 2018 FIFA World Cup is to shortly kick off in Russia. Amidst the excitement, it is important to remember a few key dos and don’ts for any planned marketing campaigns. With a global audience of more than 3 billion, it will be tempting to capitalise on the football fever with World […]

Independent review of building regulations and fire safety

The catastrophic events of the evening of 14 June 2017 which led to the tragic loss of 71 lives at Grenfell Tower has cast a spotlight on the system relating to the design, construction and maintenance of high-rise and complex buildings. In the wake of the disaster, the government announced an independent review of building […]

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Family law CD-ROM

Helen Sage reports Family law practitioners will have access to a new CD-ROM of family law reports from October. The reports, part of the Justis electronic library of legal information, will enable practitioners to retrieve information quickly on a range of family law issues, from child abuse to financial settlements on divorce. The Justis software […]

Stewart Harper applauds courts for striking out hopeless cases

Chris Jackson in The Lawyer, 6 June 1995 suggested a reverse Order 14 procedure be introduced to give defendants the chance to dispose of groundless claims at an early stage. However, such a procedure is already in place. Over the last six years I’ve been involved in the well-publicised litigation arising out of the prescription […]

CFA's progress

v September 1991: Joint Liaison Group agrees to an early establishment of the Court of Final Appeal; v December 1991: The Hong Kong legislative council (Legco) rejects the “four-to-one” compromise on judges; v May 1994: Draft bill given to China; v November 1994: Consultation among legal profession; v December 1994: Extraordinary general meeting held by […]

Personal injury group blasts BBC

THE NETWORK of lawyers set up last week to develop multi-party personal injury claims is to complain to the BBC about the documentary screened on the day of its launch. ALeRT – Allied Lawyers’ Response Team – says it was misrepresented in the BBC2 Public Eye investigation ‘If in doubt, sue’. Graham Ross, one of […]

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