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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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Car rental giant Avis has finalised a seven-strong panel of legal advisers following its first review in four years. The new roster has seen no firms left out. It includes Eversheds Sutherland, Dentons, Reed Smith, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) and K&L Gates; US firms Littler Mendelson and Baker Donelson also made the cut. Each […]

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Despite successfully winning Samira Ahmed’s landmark discrimination case today, Matrix Chambers has also lost two of its barristers this week to Essex Court. Alison Macdonald QC and Angeline Welsh have both decamped to join magic circle set Essex Court. This comes just days after Henderson Chambers announced Jason Housden will be joining as its new […]

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