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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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Kingsford Stacey orders Sun Windows system from Ushers

Lincoln’s Inn firm Kingsford Stacey is buying a u250,000 system from Edinburgh-based supplier HG Usher & Co. The 13-partner firm is buying an 80-terminal system for practice management and word processing and includes both software and hardware. It will be implementing the U-Legal Unity Practice Management software along with WordPerfect 6 word processing package. The […]

Green group makes EU noise over rail pollution

A NEWLY-FORMED environmental law group is trying to launch a court action against Railtrack under European rules on access to information. London-based EarthRights is seeking legal aid for a client whose request for information on machinery noise levels was turned down. It hopes to use the Environmental Information Regulations 1992 to force Railtrack to release […]

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Durnford Ford faces u8 million theft charge as case goes to trial

STRUCK-OFF solicitor Graham Durnford Ford will defend himself against Serious Fraud Office charges of stealing u8.5 million from his clients – including the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association – in a trial due to start this week. The trial will be the culmination of a two and a half year investigation by Sussex police […]

SCL puts IT video on show

The Society for Computers & Law with the Law Society has issued a video to drive home to law firms the opportunities IT presents. Based on a presentation at last October’s Law Society conference, ‘No IT please – we’re solicitors’, it was launched in London before Christmas. It depicts an imaginary but realistic scenario, where […]

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