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Implementation of EU anti-tax avoidance directive

The bill of law to implement the provisions of the EU Directive 2016/1164 on anti-tax avoidance (ATAD) in Luxembourg law was made available on 20 June 2018. Subject to parliamentary approval, Luxembourg will introduce controlled foreign corporation (CFC), interest deduction limitation and anti-hybrid rules. It will also modify its existing general anti-abuse rule..

Portugal: Competition and the right to compensation for damages

Act 23/2018, establishing the legal framework on the right to compensation for damages from infringements of competition law, was published on 5 June 2018. This legislative act transposes into Portuguese law the Directive 2014/104/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 26 November 2014, which established common rules to all Member States on […]

Pimlico Plumbers: the self-employed v brand debate

By Paula Rome The widely reported decision in Pimlico Plumbers emphasises the risks of retaining control over staff. However, such control can be key to protecting an organisations’ brand and reputation in the marketplace. Where does this leave us? What does control mean?

What do employers need to know about whistleblowing policies?

By Antonia Blackwell In this instalment of our ‘Breaking Down the Handbook’ series, we look at whistleblowing policies, why they are needed, what they should contain and what traps employers need to avoid. What does whistleblowing mean?

I’m divorced, that’s it, right?

By Miranda Nairn There is a common misconception that once in possession of a decree absolute (the final decree dissolving a marriage), your divorce is done and dusted and you and your ex-spouse can walk off into the sunset, in opposite directions, never to see or hear from each other again. In fact, unless you […]

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Channel 4’s controller of legal and compliance Jan Tomalin has quit after 20 years at the station to start up her own legal practice. Tomalin joined Channel 4’s legal team as a newly qualified lawyer in 1988 and has headed the team since 1992. During her time at Channel 4, Tomalin helped defend a number […]

Olswang fees up 4 per cent at half year stage

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Walker Morris brings in pensions partner

Leeds firm Walker Morris has scooped Addleshaw Goddard’s only Manchester pensions partner in a bid to beef up its capacity for non-cyclical work. Jo Ratcliffe has joined Walker Morris’s pensions team and will focus on advising employers and pension fund trustees. Walker Morris chairman Peter Smart said: “Jo fits like a glove, she was a […]

LSC job cuts spark fears for access to justice

The Law Society has warned that access to justice could be adversely affected after the Legal Services Commission (LSC), which runs the legal aid scheme, cut 600 jobs. As revealed by TheLawyer.com (4 November), the LSC is to shrink its ­headcount from 1,700 to 1,100 by 2011 in a bid to reshape its business support […]

Mincoff Jacksons

The merger this summer of longstanding Newcastle-area firms Jacksons and Mincoffs (TheLawyer.com, 18 June) created a new player in Newcastle’s usually steady second tier. With a combined turnover of around £8m, the firm slots in behind Newcastle giants Dickinson Dees, Ward Hadaway and Watson Burton at around the level of local rivals Muckle and Sintons. […]

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