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Capital markets update – November 2018

By John Hamer, Debbie Jackson, Richard Naish, Daniel O’Gorman The first edition of Capital Markets Update rounds up the month’s developments within the equity capital markets. Click below to read more

Proposed changes to how MEES affects residential landlords

By Peter Williams Residential landlords will be required to spend up to £3,500 of their own money improving the energy efficiency of their properties. The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) for properties that are to be let came into force on 1 April 2018. The regulations apply to both commercial and residential properties but this […]

Blog: New technology to drive solicitor’s productivity

We are finding that solicitors – and indeed others operating in the professional services sector – are facing a work-life balance crisis. In fact, according to our recent survey on workplace stress, 61% of the sector attributed lack of time as a key source of their work pressure. We believe technology can help solicitors use […]

Blog: Why are lawyers writing code?

Legal firms are embracing digital legal software – reimagining their business, streamlining processes, integrating real-time systems, providing mobile access and automating routine tasks. As part of this, increasing numbers of lawyers are choosing to find out more about what is going on behind the technology that is transforming the way they work.

Steps by Serbian Commission for Protection of Competition to encourage birth rate

By Srdjana Petronijević and Zoran Šoljaga The Serbian Commission for Protection of Competition (the “Commission“) is taking steps to encourage the birth rate in Serbia, one of the country’s primary political objectives. Its contribution to achieve that objective is current antitrust investigation on the baby care product market, which could ultimately lead to a price […]

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Law Soc thumbs up for tax law rewrite

The Law Society has admitted it is impressed with examples of more user-friendly tax legislation but says it still has reservations about the proposed £25m legislative rewrite. The Inland Revenue has released examples of the new-look legislation and is seeking feedback from organisations such as the Law Society. “We will be commenting on them but […]

In line with Luxembourg?

Employment lawyers may be forgiven for listening to Euro-sceptics with a wry smile. For us, the supremacy of European law is already a fact of life. While there have been important recent developments in domestic legislation, and some in the common law, perhaps the most significant changes have been brought about by European law. Article […]

Rape trial woman heads for Europe in bid to change law

The rape victim who was cross-examined for six days by her attacker is taking her case to the European Court of Human Rights in a bid to alter the law. Julia Mason, who renounced her anonymity to publicise her cross-examination ordeal, has lodged an application to the court. Under current law, defendants have the right […]

Chambers among first to set up Web site

The chambers 11 Stone Buildings has created its own site on the Internet. It includes information about the chambers and pupillages it offers, law reports of cases tenants have been involved in, and information on legal topics such as The Ten Commandments of Civil Litigation. The site will be updated regularly. Law firms have caught […]

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