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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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Mediation specialist beefs up its training

Mediation service provider ADR Group has launched a new pupillage scheme designed to give mediators hands-on experience as part of their standard training. Believed to be the first of its kind, the scheme includes case advocacy and supervised mediation as part of its training package. General manager Randoll Meadows said that under the pupillage scheme […]

AEL goes east as it forges links with Polish practice

The Alliance of European Lawyers (AEL) has expanded eastward to Warsaw by signing an “agreement of co-operation” with leading local practice Consultor. Consultor, one of the largest firms in Poland, was established in 1985 by law lecturers from Warsaw University. It has since become a leading provider of legal and tax services to domestic and […]

Practice management. Maximising your firm's profitability

The recent recession has left many firms looking at lower levels of partner profit, despite the fact that partners and fee earners are working harder than ever. A minority of firms have seen a rapid growth in profits over this period. To understand how different firms achieve a range of profitability levels it is necessary […]

Commercial Bar directory proves an overseas bestseller

MANY of the 3,793 copies of the 1997 edition of The Commercial Bar Association Directory are being distributed abroad, underlining its international popularity. Around 850 copies of the 176-page booklet are destined for continental Europe, 200 for the Far East and 600 to other overseas destinations. Seventy-five copies of the directory have even been printed […]

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