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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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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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