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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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Squires energy partner leaves for K&L Gates

K&L Gates has brought in an energy disputes partner from Squire Patton Boggs (SPB). Ben Holland arrives at K&L Gates as the first hire it has made in London in nearly a year. Holland joined SPB in 2014 as its first lateral hire in London after the Squire Sanders and Patton Boggs union. He had […]

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BCLP partner to pursue phone-hacking claim against Mirror Group

A decade since launching an initial phone-hacking claim against News Group, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) disputes partner Graham Shear is pursuing a separate lawsuit against Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN), The Lawyer can reveal. Shear has instructed Shoosmiths and 5RB’s David Sherborne for his claim against Mirror Group, which was issued in June 2020, while […]

PwC appoints new UK head of legal

PwC legal head Ed Stacey is to stand down from his role, handing over the reins to partner Teresa Owusu-Adjei. As UK head of legal, Owusu-Adjei will lead 400 lawyers and other legal professionals. She has been with the accountancy firm since 1995, and a financial services partner since 2008 Stacey was appointed head of […]

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Magic circle and US firms win roles on KKR’s electricity acquisition

Clifford Chance and Allen & Overy acted alongside two US firms on a deal that will see PE powerhouse KKR become a major shareholder of Finland’s biggest electricity distribution company. The two magic circle firms were on the opposite sides of a deal that ended in KKR and Canadian pension fund Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan […]

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