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‘Tax Day’ – government continues its campaign to tackle non-compliance

In the UK’s first ever ‘Tax Day’ on 23 March 2021, the government released more than 30 consultation documents relating to the future landscape of the UK tax regime. Whilst these documents scrutinised how taxes should be paid, opportunities for simplification and the potential of digitalisation, it was tackling non-compliance which was firmly in the spotlight once again. Tax & estate planning Partner, James Austen, gives his opinion on the proposed measures.

Fraud in the sub line market – should we be concerned?

In recent weeks, news of the JES Global Capital fraud committed by fund manager Elliot Smerling has come to light. Unfortunately, we live in world where fraud, much like death and taxes, is inevitable.



White & Case drafts in Kennedys on “typo” prof neg claim

White & Case has instructed Kennedys to defend a multimillion-pound professional negligence claim brought by a former client over a typo that led to a failed oil deal. Claimant Sterling Global Capital (SGC) alleges White & Case partner Marc Polonsky made a critical mistake while writing up a business development agreement. The typo, in which […]

Office move hikes Wragges’ borrowings by £8.8m

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s 2014 move to new offices on Birmingham’s Snowhill and investment in London prompted the firm to take out £8.8m in new bank loans in the 2014/15 financial year, LLP accounts have revealed. The first set of accounts for the merged firm since the 1 May 2014 tie-up between Wragge & Co and […]

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