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Coronavirus Update: Working From Home (again)

A government campaign was launched in early August to actively encourage employees to return to the workplace in an attempt to boost the wider economy and revitalise city centres that had been left empty after months of lockdown. However, within two months, the pandemic appears to have taken a turn for the worse and the government announced yesterday that once again people should work from home wherever possible.

Ukraine relaunches privatisation

September 2020 – Yesterday, 22 September, the President of Ukraine signed the Law which amends the Law of Ukraine “On privatisation of state and communal property” (the “Law”), introduces parliamentary control over the privatisation of state property and “unfreezes” the preparatory procedures to privatise large-scale state-owned objects. The Law was adopted by the Ukrainian parliament on 8 September 2020 and will become effective after its official publication.

Cyprus introduces film production incentives

Producers and media companies are invited to utilise the Cyprus landscape and infrastructure and enjoy a variety of legal, corporate and tax incentives for filming in Cyprus under the new Cyprus Filming Scheme.

Legal guide to pre-enforcement steps under Jersey and Guernsey law

The temporary Covid-19 protections offered by the UK government to businesses to prevent them from being subject to winding up petitions or wrongful trading actions are currently due to expire at the end of September (although an extension is very possible).

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Mental Health Awareness Week: has coronavirus made lawyers more human?

The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed how we work in terms of not just our location but our working patterns, styles, the technology we use. We’ve had to hit the ground running. In many ways this has been a positive change for many legal professionals, flexible working requests, frequently denied, have now been made possible […]

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Law Against Loneliness: 21 May

Video of the Day We have a soft spot for Lincolnshire firm Wilkin Chapman so it’s nice to be able to share a video of them “using poetry and video to highlight the vital role of [their] region’s farmers, while raising awareness of a charity, the Lincolnshire Rural Support Network, that offers support to the […]

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