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Powering the UK – a multi-faceted approach

To meet the ambitious target of net zero by 2050 the industry needs to take a multi-faceted approach to managing energy supply and demand. This approach will create an energy network that is carbon neutral, fit for purpose, and can manage future energy needs by utilising the full range of clean energy technologies.

Supporting your managers in the post-Covid return to work

Despite the Government returning to a policy of ‘work from home if you can’, many businesses, shops, factories, classrooms etc are bringing their employees back into the workplace. There are a lot of issues, precautions and caveats to consider, especially for customer-facing businesses.

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.

First Cypriot citizen to be extradited to the United States

The Republic of Cyprus extradites its first citizen to the United States. On 23/01/2020 the Supreme Court has decided for the first time the extradition of a national of the Republic of Cyprus to the United States to face charges of wire and computer fraud, identity theft and extortion. On 17/07/2020 he became the first ever person to be extradited from Cyprus to the United States, where he will appear before the Courts in the Northern District of Georgia.

Implementation of court orders involving non-parties – a warning from Guernsey

Family practitioners are well-versed in avoiding potential pitfalls of implementing and enforcing settlements agreed in the family courts. Particular difficulties can arise where an order requires steps to be taken by non-parties resident outside the jurisdiction of the relevant court, potentially requiring unexpected further (and avoidable) litigation to give effect to such an order.

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Barrister defendant in tax fraud hearing

A VERDICT is expected this week in the trial of barrister Bernard Cunningham and six accountants after what the Inland Revenue says is its longest-ever tax fraud trial. The six-month trial involves an alleged tax loss of u1.3 million and is expected to have cost more than u2 million. The defendants have been variously charged […]

Court committees should team up

The Justices’ Clerks Society is encouraging magistrates’ court committees (MCCs) to team up locally and plan for greater efficiencies. The society says the committees should follow the example set by Outer London magistrates Courts’ Action Group which put together a Strategic Management Body and dissuaded the Lord Chancellor from forcing mergers of MCCs.The society held […]

Multi million insurance claim

The case of Kuwait Airways Corporation v the Kuwait Insurance Co Sak , Warba Insurance Co Sak, Al Ahelia Insurance Co Sak and Gulf Insurance Co Sak, is listed for hearing in the Commercial Court after October. In a multi million claim Kuwait Airways claim an indemnity pursuant to the terms of an aviation hull […]

New faces in marketing

FOUR leading law firms have re-shuffled their marketing departments after a series of departures. Clifford Chance media relations’ manager Carolyn Griffiths leaves this week after four years at the firm to train as a barrister. She read law at university and says her ambition was always to practice. She will not be immediately replaced. Linklaters […]

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