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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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Weightmans cuts partner drawings by up to 20 per cent

Weightmans has cut salaries for fixed share partners, in one of several measures the firm has taken to protect the business during the pandemic. Equity partners have agreed to a 20 per cent reduction in new drawings, while fixed share partners will be taking a reduction in shares on average of 15.7 per cent from […]

Two hires in one day: EY lands latest recruit for NewLaw push

The former chief executive officer of DWF‘s managed services business has been hired by EY Law, one year after he departed the listed firm. Anup Kollanethu will take on a role as strategic advisor for the legal arm of the accountancy firm, especially when it comes to its managed services offering. Kollanethu spent only one […]

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Ropes’ private equity co-chair to leave the firm

Ropes & Gray private equity partner Phil Sanderson is to step down from the firm after more than five years. Phil Sanderson, who joined the US firm from Travers Smith in 2015, is officially retiring from the partnership tomorrow. He has been one of the three co-heads of the firm’s private equity practice since 2018.  […]

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