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How to Mitigate IR35

How to Mitigate IR35

Our 4-week blog series is a must-read around IR35, which is rapidly upcoming legislation that will impact you and your business.

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COVID 19: Back to School Update

COVID 19: Back to School Update

Current restrictions on group sizes are due to be lifted to allow schools, colleges and nurseries to fully reopen to all children and young people, as Covid-19 infection rates continue to fall.

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COVID 19: Flexible Furlough

COVID 19: Flexible Furlough

From the 1st of July, employees will be able to bring back furloughed workers back to work part-time whilst still receiving a grant under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).

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Returning to Work During COVID-19 : UPDATE

Returning to Work During COVID-19 : UPDATE

With many people returning to work this week, there has been no shortage of questions around employees rights during this difficult time. We have compiled some of the most common questions and answers below.

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5 Basic Steps to Prevent Fraud

5 Basic Steps to Prevent Fraud

Any organisation is susceptible to fraud. It is simply a fact of life. This blog outlines what internal controls and procedures employers in any sector can implement to reduce the risk of fraud.

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Debunking the myths about commercial investigators

Debunking the myths about commercial investigators

We take a look at the misunderstandings that still exist when it comes to what commercial investigators can and cannot do in the course of their work. There still appears to be a lot of confusion surrounding what information such investigations can legally gain access to. This in turn has the effect of clients having unrealistic expectations of what the investigators they engage can legally do for them.

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Organisational Culture in a Foreign Country – Part 2

Organisational Culture in a Foreign Country – Part 2

Cultural differences between people in a company, or between the employees of two companies working together in a joint venture, can create difficulties in terms of communication, teamwork, motivation, or coordination, and the impact on performance can be significant.

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Negotiating Tactics in the Middle East

Negotiating Tactics in the Middle East

Negotiation is the process of coming to terms, and in doing so obtaining the best possible deal for the company. Negotiations involve a conflict of interest. Sellers prefer a high price and buyers want a low price. No one likes to lose, so there is a conflict which has to be managed.

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MANAGING YOUR BOSS – Part 2 CULTURAL ASPECTS

MANAGING YOUR BOSS – Part 2 CULTURAL ASPECTS

What makes a good Boss? The fundamentals of sound judgment, integrity, and people skills are universal. The complete makeup of an excellent Boss will have some culture-specific elements that need to be considered when managing your Boss.

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Afghanistan ceasefire

Afghanistan ceasefire

In an unprecedented move, both the Afghan government and the Taliban have declared temporary ceasefires during the upcoming Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. The Afghan government first declared its intent to cease offensive operations from June 12th until the end of Ramadan last week, presumably as part of President Ghani’s attempts to build on his peace initiative unveiled earlier this year.

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Principles of a Security Survey

Principles of a Security Survey

If security is an unfair contest, you may well ask if there is any point in putting it into practice. To go into the pros and cons of whether security is worthwhile is not the purpose of this document.

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Doing Business in the Badlands – Part 1

Doing Business in the Badlands – Part 1

In the first of our 3-part series, we look at the risks – and the rewards – of doing business in high-risk and volatile jurisdictions. Conducting business in Complex Environments and High-Risk Jurisdictions is risky but could be advantageous if well managed, and professionally advised.

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Tehrik-i-Taliban presence in Afghanistan confirmed

Tehrik-i-Taliban presence in Afghanistan confirmed

While the traffic in fighters from Pakistan into Afghanistan is a long established issue in the relationship between the two nations, a recent US strike indicates that there is also a reverse flow of traffic, that of fighters crossing from Afghanistan, which they are using as a safe haven into Pakistan.

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MANAGING YOUR BOSS – Part 1

MANAGING YOUR BOSS – Part 1

An essential factor in achieving results, innovating, taking your company and career forward is knowing how to manage your Boss. Artifice, flattery and manipulation should not play a part, but they provide clues to aspects of managing one’s Boss.

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Republic of Iraq: Humanitarian Situation 2018

Republic of Iraq: Humanitarian Situation 2018

This report offers an overview of the humanitarian situation in Iraq in 2018. Since the rise of ISIS in 2014, more than 6 million Iraqi civilians have been displaced. 2.6million internally displaced people (IDPs) remain.

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Potential threat to Oil facilities and transports as new insurgent group, The White Flags, attempts to establish itself in northern Iraq

Potential threat to Oil facilities and transports as new insurgent group, The White Flags, attempts to establish itself in northern Iraq

Since December 2017, evidence has emerged of a new faction of insurgents operating in northern Iraq.  Dubbed the White Flags or White Banners for their symbol – a white banner decorated with the image of a lion head – the group has focused its activities in the region between Baghdad and Kirkuk and in particular around the town of Tuz Khurmatu, which is part of the planned oil-transit route from Iraq to Iran’s Kermanshah refinery.

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Corporate Culture

Corporate Culture

Corporate culture is a vital component of the achievement of a company’s mission and strategies, the improvement of organisational effectiveness, and the management of change.

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Sudan: A Child of an Awkward Separation – Part 2

Sudan: A Child of an Awkward Separation – Part 2

A few months ago, we wrote a blog about the so-called Qatar Crisis and Sudan’s position, torn between declaring support for either Saudi Arabia or Qatar. You can read that article here. It’s been just over 5 months and there’ve been a few key developments that have placed Sudan in an entirely different position than it was in previously.

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COMMUNICATING IN DIFFERENT CULTURES

COMMUNICATING IN DIFFERENT CULTURES

Business etiquette and appropriate communication vary in different cultures. Be sure to research established business etiquette in a destination country. This might involve modifying dress, greeting people, and appropriate subjects to broach in a meeting.

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Trump administration modified limits on drone strikes, commando raids

Trump administration modified limits on drone strikes, commando raids

Back in 2017, the Trump administration prepared to undertake changes to the Obama-era guidelines and limits on how drone strikes and overseas commando raids are conducted, allowing for far less restrictions on their use, including the potential for strikes in countries where the US is not currently operating in a counter-terrorist capacity.

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SIGAR quarterly report paints bleak picture for Afghanistan

SIGAR quarterly report paints bleak picture for Afghanistan

On October 30th, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction released its quarterly report to the United States Congress.  Among the key findings of the report was that the security situation continues to deteriorate in the country, with reconstruction significantly hampered by the Taliban’s expanding territorial control.

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Proelium Law Mock Court Trial

Proelium Law Mock Court Trial

Proelium Law was asked to carry out a mock trial at Education Without Borders 2017, demonstrating the likely approach by a claimant’s law firm should a claim for negligence against an organisation reach court.

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Arrest of British-Iranian woman highlights risks to dual-nationals in Iran

Arrest of British-Iranian woman highlights risks to dual-nationals in Iran

The case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian dual citizen who was arrested in April 2016 while visiting family in Iran and subsequently charged with conspiring to “topple the Iranian regime”, was recently returned to public attention due to a UN petition for her release – a request that was denied by the prosecutor general of Iran in October.

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PROELIUM LAW COUNTRY ASSESSMENT – 07/03/2018

PROELIUM LAW COUNTRY ASSESSMENT – 07/03/2018

The Proelium Law weekly country assessment for the use of our clients, colleagues and contacts is now released.  Focusing on Iraq/Syria, Libya and Afghanistan/Pakistan this report will be updated weekly on a Wednesday.

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Long Range Electro Optical (EO) Surveillance – Part 2

Long Range Electro Optical (EO) Surveillance – Part 2

In part 2 an indication of the performance achievable from various Long-Range EO surveillance sensors is considered. It is based on the UK Home Office Discrimination criteria, which is easier to assimilate than the Johnson Criteria. As the focal length of the Sensors increase the field of view decreases and the need to be able to position and control the sensor accurately becomes more critical.

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