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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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Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 3/3/98

Neil Harget, 43, admitted 1992, practising at material time on own account as The Harget-Dash Partnership, Stratford, London E15, suspended for indefinite period and ordered to pay £864 costs. Allegations substantiated that he failed to keep properly written accounts or produce books of account for inspection, practised as a solicitor without a practising certificate and […]

Allen & Overy's NYC office to grow

ALLEN & Overy is expanding its New York office as part of a drive to increase its global presence of US-qualified lawyers. The firm doubled its New York office space currently home to three partners, one senior counsel and 16 lawyers a week ago, by taking up extra office space at its premises, and is […]

Lovells' and BCCI liquidators' fees to get independent scrutiny

BCCI creditors are to appoint a watchdog to oversee the liquidators and their lawyer, Lovell White Durrant, after they ran up fees totalling $313m over the past seven years. A report to the Department of Trade and Industry last December revealed that legal fees up to January 1997 totalled $94.5m. This figure includes counsels’ fees […]

Hungary tightens its grip on foreign firms

The European Commission will meet the Hungarian government this week to discuss the new law proscribing the activities of foreign lawyers. The bill, passed by the Hungarian parliament last Tuesday, requires foreign firms to form an association with a local firm and share its premises. Foreign lawyers will not be allowed to practise Hungarian law. […]

Govt to shake up Family Court welfare Service

The Government has announced a major shake-up of the family court welfare service, a move widely welcomed by family lawyers concerned at the low profile the service has enjoyed under the supervision of the Probation Service. Geoff Hoon, Parliamentary Secretary at the Lord Chancellor’s Department, set out the government’s plans for the service in his […]

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