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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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The courts have been busy rooting out the ambiguity surrounding damages for breach of contract claims. Marion Smith examines the most recent takes on these restitutionary dilemmas  All commercial clients, ­making or facing a breach of contract claim, want to know what remedy they can expect a court to award. They used to be told there […]

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Living in Saudi Arabia as a lawyer means a lot of travel, because you are covering a country roughly the size of Western Europe, with its main business centres Jeddah on the Red Sea, Riyadh in the centre and Dammam on the Arabian Gulf, plus a fair number of out-of-country meetings in neighbouring Dubai and […]

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Attorney General Patricia Scotland has called for “positive actions” to promote justice and social mobility, while hitting out at suggestions made by the Conservatives of a ’broken Britain’. Talking to The Lawyer, Baroness Scotland highlighted the need for schemes that engage young people from non-traditional ­backgrounds with the law. Last year Scotland launched the Youth ­Network (The Lawyer, 11 May […]

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