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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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Shearman promotes first City M&A lawyer in four years

Shearman & Sterling has made up one lawyer in London, as part of a group of eight new partners worldwide. Nick Withers has made the cut in the City, joining Shearman in 2014 from O’Melveny & Myers. He trained at Slaughter and May, where he stayed for two more years as an associate. He is […]

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Weil promotions: Four make the grade in London in five-year high

Weil Gotshal & Manges has shown commitment to London by promoting four transactional partners in London, in the firm’s largest promotions round globally for a decade. Weil made up a quarter of its 16 newly-elected partners in London, the office which received the most promotions behind New York (which had seven). Weil last made up […]

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Baker Botts promotes in London for second year in a row

Baker Botts has promoted a partner in London for the second year in a row, after five dry years prior to 2018. The firm made up Rob Butler in its global projects department this year, after making up Dorine Farah in its litigation practice last year. Butler had been a senior associate at Baker Botts […]

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