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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 […]

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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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Linklaters has shored up its German competition and EU law practice following the departure of group head Dirk Schroeder for Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, as revealed by The Lawyer (3 November).The magic circle firm has announced that Wolfgang Deselaers will replace Schroeder. Although he is currently based in Brussels, Deselaers will divide his time between the […]

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No one wants vexatious litigants. But three cheers for the CAB at the RCJ, says Naomi Rovnick “Bonkers.” “Pathological.” “On a downward spiral to nothing.” This is how some of the country’s leading litigators describe litigants in person, those who go before the courts without a lawyer. They complain that many litigants in person are […]

Young ousts Walker from Lovells senior partner post

Lovells is set to usher in a new era of management after partners elected “wild-card” candidate John Young to replace long-time senior partner Andrew Walker. Young, Lovells’ head of corporate insurance, emerged as the surprise winner on Saturday (15 November) after beating Walker and joint head of corporate Hugh Nineham. Litigator Walker has held the […]

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Cunningham John (Simon John) with James Badenoch QC advised Frank O’Brien in his medical negligence claim against the NHS. The claim, which netted O’Brien a £500,000 settlement, was brought nearly 40 years after he suffered brain damage following treatment at the Western Fever Hospital in Fulham. The NHS Litigation Authority was advised by Hempsons, with […]

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