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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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Govt slammed for 'petty' LC cuts

A bid by the Law Commission to employ more lawyers has been rejected by the Lord Chancellor’s Department due to cuts in public expenditure. Pressure on public finances also means that the commission is being forced to cut its budget by 5 per cent this year, to near 1994 levels. Secretary Michael Sayers is hopeful […]

City practices merge and share overheads

CITY firms Hobson Audley and Hopkins & Wood are expected to announce they will be merging to create a 14-partner practice called Hobson Audley Hopkins & Wood. The firms, founded in the early eighties, have been in talks since last July to form a more broadly based firm working in corporate law, litigation and commercial […]

PACH clearing system gets thumbs up

The Bar’s clearing system for trainee barristers has received the seal of approval from chambers and law colleges throughout the country. Details of the workings of the scheme – the Pupillage Applications Clearing House (PACH) – were discussed at a meeting organised by the Bar Council on 23 April. The meeting, attended by representatives of […]

City firm calls for openness on fees

CITY firm Davies Arnold Cooper has criticised what it calls the Law Society’s approach of emphasising what is good for lawyers instead of concentrating on what clients want. In a speech called ‘Legal fees – getting more for your money’ last week, senior partner David McIntosh launched the firm’s latest cost control protocol. The protocol […]

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