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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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Dentons raises fee-earner salaries but business services pay reviews stay on hold

Dentons will push forward with backdated salary raises for its UK fee-earners from March, with reviews for its business services population on hold as its redundancy consultation drags on. The fee-earner raises are to be backdated to reflect the fact they would have come into effect from July 2020, meaning the nine months’ worth backdated […]

Squire Patton Boggs promotes five in UK in 2021 partnership round

Squire Patton Boggs has announced its 2021 promotions round, with five lawyers making the grade in the UK. The five newly-minted partners across three of the firm’s UK offices make up nearly a fifth of the 23 global promotions. They include City Manchester corporate partner Louise Barber, Birmingham pensions partner Michelle Adams and Leeds corporate […]

In court this week: Fraud, FX and Bishopsgate

Slaughter and May, Peters & Peters and Signature Litigation will appear in the Court of Appeal in the long-running Credit Suisse/Republic of Mozambique dispute, after the defendants, Privinvest, lost a bid to put a stay in the fraud dispute last year. Credit Suisse is seeking counsel from Slaughters, having previously turned to Linklaters. Slaughters replaced the […]

The Mirror publisher’s legal chief leaves after 26 years

Reach’s director of legal Marcus Partington has left after nearly three decades at the newspaper publisher. Partington’s departure comes four months after Reach hired its first general counsel, corporate lawyer Parisha Kanani, who joined from Octopus Investments. Partington’s career at the publisher dates back to 1994, and he succeeded Paul Vickers as its legal chief […]

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