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Regulation

Goldmile Properties Ltd v Lechouritis [2003] EWCA Civ 49

Landlord carried out repairs to outside of building - Tenant carrying on restaurant business claimed for loss of profit as result of disruption - Landlord taking all reasonable care did not breach covenant for quiet enjoyment - Landlord not required to take all possible precautions - Competing covenants to be interpreted and applied so as to give effect to both if possible

Lawyers restricted from acting on client boards

In a move aimed at clarifying the position of non-executive directors, the government commissioned Higgs Report has recommended that advisers should be unable to act as non-executive directors to companies their firm has advised in the last few years.

Creating a better working environment:

It can be difficult for smaller firms to compete with the salaries and incentives offered by larger firms to prospective and existing employees. However, as Nina Ries, an attorney at Newell, Campbell & Roche LLP, argues, an employee’s choice of firm can be based as much on the working environment and quality of life as the offered salary and bonus schemes.

Regulatory compliance: burden or opportunity

Regulatory compliance is a serious issue for professional services organisations, as recent high profile cases, including Jonathan Duff’s conviction, Enron and WorldCom, have illustrated. Asomi Ithia, a marketing communications manager at Perceptive Technology, examines why firms and their clients cannot afford to ignore the pressures to comply and how they can make an opportunity out of a burden.

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