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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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A multimillion-pound fee resting in Stephenson Harwood’s client account has sparked litigation from a former client that is seeking to reclaim funds, The Lawyer can reveal. Blue Power Group initiated legal action against Stephenson Harwood earlier this month, less than a year after the company was instructing the firm during a separate High Court matter […]

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Taylor Wessing recruits from Greenberg in second team hire of 2021

Taylor Wessing has brought in a real estate team from Greenberg Traurig, just months after the arrival of an 11-strong private wealth group from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. In March, the firm will beef up the structured component of its real estate sector group with the hire of a four-lawyer team led by partner Michael […]

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Details emerge in Barclays claim from former GC

Today’s high-profile PCP judgment revealed further details about a claim being filed by Barclays’ former general counsel, who is seeking “substantial damages” for breach of contract and duty. According to the judgment in the case of PCP Capital v Barclays, Barclays is facing allegations of breach of contract and duty from former GC Judith Shepherd, […]

Clifford Chance’s digital arm CEO departs after three years

The chief executive officer of Clifford Chance‘s digital products unit Applied Solutions has left the business after three years. Jeroen Plink, the New York-based leader of the firm’s unit, has departed after growing the arm from a concept to a revenue-generating venture. Turnover first reached around £610,934 last year, matching an aim revealed by The Lawyer when the […]

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