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What does the Budget 2021 mean for residential property?

As anticipated, the Chancellor in his 2021 Budget has extended the current Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday and has also introduced additional measures in the hope of boosting the property market. Our Residential Property team provide an overview.

How voice-based document production helps your firm win more business

Throughout the lifecycle management of a client, a great deal of correspondence and documentation is produced. This briefing explains how a speech-to-text document production process can transform client responsiveness and help the firm win more business.

The advantages of Freeports examined following Budget 2021

Businesses operating Freeports will benefit from more generous tax reliefs, customs benefits and wider government support, bringing investment, trade and jobs, but what exactly are the advantages businesses can expect to gain from operating in a Freeport?

Budget 2021: The employment implications

Rishi Sunak has announced the much-awaited budget for 2021 hailing protection for the “jobs and livelihoods of the British people”. Outlined below are the key elements impacting employers and their wider workforce.

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Clifford Chance has hired its first City lateral of the year, bringing in a financial regulatory partner from Macfarlanes. The magic circle firm has hired London partner Paul Ellison, who will join the firm in May to focus on funds-related work. Ellison has been a financial regulatory partner at Macfarlanes for more than 16 years. […]

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ITV has started its first panel review under the helm of general counsel Kyla Mullins, who joined the broadcaster in 2019 from EasyJet. It marks the first review conducted by Mullins, who took over the legal function of the broadcaster from Andrew Garard, who announced he was stepping down after nearly a decade in the […]

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Osborne Clarke adds VC heft with six-strong team hire

Osborne Clarke has hired a team led by two partners in its London corporate practice, bringing in specialists from Penningtons Manches Cooper. The firm has attracted venture capital partners Rob Hayes and Justin Starling, who focus on deals happening in the tech and life sciences sphere. They will join the firm’s Reading office alongside a […]

Revealed: The Top 20 Cases of 2021

This year, the courts play host to a series of long-running financial and competition cases, while it looks like UK Government lawyers will be extremely busy.

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Simpson Thacher launches in Brussels in post-Brexit move

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is to open a new office in Brussels, the latest US firm to set up a post-Brexit outpost in Continental Europe. Starting in the summer, the new base follows the hire of the co-leader of Allen & Overy’s antitrust practice, Antonio Bavasso, reported by The Lawyer late last year. Bill Dougherty, […]

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