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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 boutique Ayesha Vardag Solicitors ­specialises in high-value, big-impact cases. And they do not come much bigger-impact than last year’s battle between German heiress Katrin Radmacher and her ­investment banker husband Nicolas Granatino. The firm’s strategy of moving Radmacher’s prenuptial agreement to the heart of her case not only helped generate the headlines, it […]

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Greetings from Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea, the country which is often referred to as the “land of the unexpected”.  Originally from New Zealand, I decided nearly four years ago to pack my bags and head on the usual overseas experience to the United Kingdom via Papua New Guinea.  Why PNG you […]

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Lockstep on last legs as Lovells switches to merit

Lovells’ decision to alter the remuneration system for its 114 junior partners will not only see its pay system better aligned with merger partner Hogan & Hartson’s, but will also see it join a growing movement away from lockstep and the chargeable hour as a basis for determining non-equity remuneration. Under the new system non-equity […]

Stephensons’ PQE pay model ditched

Stephenson Harwood has become the latest firm to move away from the system of remunerating associates based purely on PQE. The firm’s new system will see the retention of current pay brackets for associates, but means they will no longer be guaranteed to move up the scale after completing a certain amount of years. Instead, […]

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