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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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Forster Dean CEO Greg Shields exits

The chief executive of Liverpool-based personal injury specialists Forster Dean, Greg Shields, has left the firm. A spokesperson for Forster Dean confirmed this afternoon that Shields no longer worked at the firm but could offer no more details at this time. Shields led the first pure management buyout of a law firm in the UK […]

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A&O keeps associate salaries static after breaking trainee pay freeze

Allen & Overy has held associate pay levels at 2012/13 rates after unveiling its first increase in trainee salaries for the first time since 2010. Newly-qualified (NQ) lawyers will still earn £61,500, while associates with one year’s post-qualification experience (PQE) will receive £68,500. 2 and 3 PQE salaries remain at £74,500 and £86,000 respectively. Earlier […]

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Royal Dutch Shell unveils new look panel

Baker & McKenzie, CMS Cameron McKenna and Debevoise & Plimpton are amongst the new firms appointed to Royal Dutch Shell’s revamped legal panel, which consists of more than 150 firms. Baker & McKenzie, CMS Cameron McKenna and Debevoise & Plimpton are amongst the new firms appointed to Royal Dutch Shell’s revamped legal panel, which consists […]

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Promotions figures indicate bleak times

The general downward trend – at least in the UK – highlighted in this week’s partnership promotions feature didn’t obscure some major changes dotted throughout the annual rounds. No corporate partners made up at Travers; Ashurst now has more partners outside than inside the UK; and the first crop of Bond Dickinson freshers, with twice […]

Big Becks at Withers and Speechly?

Some deals make all the difference. Take football star David Beckham, who fast-tracked to celebrity with a series of lucrative partnership deals that transformed him into the chiseled jaw that sells pretty much everything. Despite calling time on his 20-year footy career, Becks’ million-dollar beard will continue to sell fizzy drinks and underpants from here […]

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