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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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Gateley downsizes Reading office as firm goes agile

Gateley is moving offices in Reading, as the listed firm transitions to a more agile working structure. The firm founded its Reading office in 2015, shortly after it became the first UK firm to list on the London Stock Exchange. The firm has since occupied a floor on Abbey Square but is moving to nearby […]

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Newcastle United fails to dismiss Blackstone QC from arbitration panel

Newcastle United (NUFC) has been unsuccessful in its bid to have Blackstone’s Michael Beloff QC dismissed as an arbitrator in the club’s dispute with the Premier League. NUFC, which is owned by Mike Ashley, is currently engaged in arbitration proceedings with the Premier League over the failed takeover of the club. The club brought the […]

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In court this week: Trains, Durham and Russian banks

A four-day hearing in the case of Justin Gutmann v First MTR South Western Trains Limited & Ors is kicking off on Tuesday, with the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) finally set to consider the collective proceedings order application. This follows a previous stay enforced due to the Merricks case in the Supreme Court, with the […]

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CMS plants 8,000 trees after tracking staff’s carbon footprints

CMS has planted thousands of trees around the world, following its pledge to plant one for every new user of its in-house sustainability app. Last year, The Lawyer reported that the firm had created a mobile app to help lawyers reduce their carbon footprint. It came with the commitment of planting a tree for every […]

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