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05/17/2013 in Partnership & LLP By Clive Greenwood
Commenting in a Legal Week article, Clive Greenwood talks about the need for clarification surrounding the definition of Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) when discussing the National Insurance Contributions Bill.
The Bill, which was formally announced in the Queen's Speech on 8 May, would remove the presumption of self-employment for LLP members from April 2014.
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05/17/2013 in Real Estate & Development, Advertising & Marketing By Alex Kelham
In an article for Building magazine, Alex Kelham discusses a government initiative that allows suppliers of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to promote certain work they undertook.
Many eligible firms have yet to apply for a 'recognition licence' from the British Olympic Association; something Alex believes is definitely worthwhile.
05/16/2013 in Real Estate, Real Estate & Development, Dispute Resolution, Housing & Regeneration, Real Estate Litigation By Simon Bagg
In an Inside Housing article, Simon Bagg discusses the news that a number of councils are reviewing their policies on providing housing benefit funding to night shelters because of a legal ruling concerning the definition of a ‘home’.
Many of the shelters rely on housing benefit for income and may be forced to close if it is withdrawn.
05/13/2013 in Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions By Nadim Khan, Ian McDonald
Lewis Silkin has advised its client Bushveld Minerals Limited (AIM:BMN) on its intention to make an off-market takeover offer to acquire all of the ordinary shares in Lemur Resources Limited (ASX:LMR).
The Lewis Silkin team was led by Corporate Finance partner Nadim Khan, alongside senior associate Ian McDonald.
05/07/2013 in Real Estate, Planning & Environment By Ben Halsey, Judith Damerell
In an interview with Lexis PSL, Judith Damerell and Ben Halsey discuss whether conservation covenants will be embraced or shunned in a Britain focused on building.
Judith and Ben go on to talk about the Law Commission's proposals to introduce a statutory scheme of conservation covenants in England and Wales.