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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
The plight of the UK's 250,000 lay trustees has not been considered in the Inland Revenue's new self-assessment regime, the chair of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Step) has claimed.
Geoffrey Shindler, trust partner at Halliwell Landau, said: "Lay trustees will be terrified when they see the amount of paperwork required. "
He said the pattern in the US could be repeated, in which 80 per cent of people doing self-assessment consulted professionals. But in the UK, unlike the US, the costs of this would not be tax-deductible.