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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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The virus is not the only crisis

It’s hard to think of anything else right now other than the coronavirus, but the world doesn’t stop, and you might have noticed that there is another weighty issue that has also made the leap from global public consciousness into the legal market, particularly over the past year: climate change. Largely thanks to the efforts […]

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The vac schemes left vacant

Last week Shearman & Sterling became the first firm to cancel its spring vacation scheme for students. Further disappointment for aspiring lawyers followed as Slaughter and May (which offers 100 placements during its two vac schemes in the spring and summer at a rate of £450 per week) and White & Case (which pays vac […]

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Slaughters corporate partner gears up for Australia move

Slaughter and May has suffered a rare loss as one of its corporate team prepares to move back to Australia. Susannah Macknay, named in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2018, has left the firm for Sydney headquartered Gilbert and Tobin. Australian-born Macknay joined the firm in 2007 and made partner in 2014. Macknay was listed in […]

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The Virus Diaries: Bruno Gattai, Milan

The ten-minute ride to the office was always the same. Bruno Gattai would jump on his moped and take the quick journey across the busy downtown of Milan, avoiding cars and commuters frantically crossing the streets. But in the space of two weeks, everything has changed. Following the coronavirus outbreak that has brought Italy to […]

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