Best Wishes from Koffels Solicitors

To all the IRG team, and our many friends and colleagues in IR Global, we send very best wishes from all of us here at Koffels Solicitors in Sydney, Australia. We are so disappointed not to be able to attend this year, but we are with you in spirit, and wish you the best conference […]

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Can an employee choose to self-isolate if they are fully vaccinated?

From 16 August, people who are double-jabbed are no longer legally required to self-isolate even if they are identified as being in close contact with a positive COVID-19 case. Previously, there was an ongoing debate about whether employers could compel their staff to ignore or turn off the NHS App to avoid employees being “pinged”. […]

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O2 SFO investigation and the importance of robust compliance programmes

The telecoms company O2 has revealed that it is under investigation by the SFO for potential breaches of the Bribery Act and that it has made financial provision to cover the costs of the possible violation in its latest financial statement. Whilst the investigation appears to be in the early stages, other telecoms operators may […]

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Time to collect? The rise of insolvencies and debt recovery litigation

There has never been a more disruptive time for business. Brexit and the resultant uncertainty arising from the pandemic have dramatically impacted the business landscape over the last 18 months. No matter what the sector, and no matter how big or small the company, every business has been affected by COVID-19 in some way. Ongoing […]

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The Importance of Making Modifications to Child Support in Virginia Court

Making modifications to child support in a Virginia court can save you a lot of time and money. If you are no longer able to pay your child support, you will accrue an unpaid, overdue debt. This amount cannot be included in a bankruptcy filing and will not be modified retroactively. Therefore, it is important […]

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Virginia Divorce Chapter in International Comparative Legal Guide – Family Law 2022

Ilona Grenadier and Carolyn Abbott were asked to and wrote the Family Law chapter for Virginia that was included in the International Comparative Legal Guide – Family Law for 2022. What is the International Comparative Legal Guide for Family Law? The International Comparative Legal Guide – Family Law 2022 provides international practitioners and in-house counsel with a comprehensive worldwide […]

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Webinar: Business Building for Beginners

START UP AND SURVIVAL Date: Thursday 30th September Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm Starting a company can be daunting. On any given day, while you are trying to deliver your product or service, you may also need to manage staff, deal with suppliers, keep investors happy, comply with rules and regulations, pay bills and firefight the […]

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Will my company be affected by the changes to the off-payroll working rules (IR35)?

Significant changes to the UK’s IR35 off-payroll working rules came into force on 6 April 2021. First implemented in the public sector, the rules for engaging individuals through personal service companies (or other prescribed intermediaries) now apply to all private-sector medium and large businesses, and they are required to determine and assess the contractor’s status […]

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What protections do consumers have when investing in crypto?

With the UK regulator – the Financial Conduct Authority – clamping down on Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, this serves as a reminder to anyone looking to invest in cryptocurrency to check both the legal status of the investments (and their host platform) and, more broadly, to check what consumer protections are […]

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Webinar: R&D Collaborations

10 THINGS EVERY TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS NEEDS TO THINK ABOUT WHEN COLLABORATING WITH AN EXTERNAL PARTNER Date: Thursday 23rd September Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Open innovation, working with other partners in your industry or perhaps even from another industry altogether, can bring great benefits but it needs to be handled carefully in order to protect each […]

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