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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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Clifford Chance client News Group settles latest batch of phone-hacking cases

News Group Newspapers (NGN) has settled the latest of its phone-hacking cases on its first day in court, reinforcing the company’s preference to draw a line under the claims throughout this high-profile litigation. The decision to settle brings one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2018 closer to a climax. Settlement fees for the dispute were thought […]

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Sandelson withdraws from race as Clifford Chance senior partner elections begin

Clifford Chance senior partner elections have kicked off to replace incumbent Malcolm Sweeting, who has come to the end of his second term with a prominent candidate already dropping out. Former head of litigation Jeremy Sandelson has stepped out of the running, leaving Paris managing partner Yves Wehrli, former London managing partner David Bickerton, capital […]

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Clifford Chance and Freshfields dish out trainee pay increases

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has ramped up trainee pay by over 6 per cent, but will not be making any changes to its salaries for newly-qualified (NQ) lawyers. First year trainees will pick up £45,000 instead of £43,000, while second year trainees will take home £51,000. This represents a rise of 6 per cent on last year’s […]


Latham puts London at the heart of this year’s promotions

Latham & Watkins is to promote 31 lawyers to partner globally, with the firm announcing more promotions in London than in any other of its offices. A total of nine lawyers will be made partner in the City, while there are 21 promotions across Latham’s US offices. Six lawyers have been made up in New York, […]

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