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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.

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Linklaters’ tech venture debuts first product under new leadership

Linklaters‘ in-house tech startup Nakhoda is launching its first new platform, five months after an overhaul of its innovation function. The firm’ venture is debuting a new contract automation platform, CreateiQ, that speeds up and the drafting of new contracts and transform each document into a bank of data that client companies can tap in […]

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Details emerge in Barclays claim from former GC

Today’s high-profile PCP judgment revealed further details about a claim being filed by Barclays’ former general counsel, who is seeking “substantial damages” for breach of contract and duty. According to the judgment in the case of PCP Capital v Barclays, Barclays is facing allegations of breach of contract and duty from former GC Judith Shepherd, […]

A&O hires new CMO from magic circle rival

Allen & Overy has hired its new global chief marketing and communications officer from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Lucy Murphy joins the firm in July after over a decade at Freshfields. At A&O, she replaces Richard Grove, who is retiring from the firm after nearly 14 years. The new role means Murphy will have now held […]

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