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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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Penningtons Manches Cooper promotes four in 2021 partner round

Penningtons Manches Cooper has promoted four lawyers in its 2021 partner promotions round. Clare Arthurs, Rebecca Andrews Walker, Elise Bevan and Alex Prew will join the partnership as of 1 April. Andrews Walker is a restructuring specialist, Bevan works in clinical negligence and Prew is a real estate lawyer. Arthurs, meanwhile, leads the knowledge function […]

Case study: Sarah Holford on improving business engagement through tech

Today’s “Success Stories” case study features Sarah Holford, the head of legal and compliance at Scania, a heavy goods vehicle company part of the Volkswagen Group. When promoted to this position in January 2019, Holford’s remit was to deliver change and to help the legal function become more commercial and approachable. In this video, she […]

Pinsents unveils 19-strong partner promotions round

Pinsent Masons has made the majority of its partner promotions across the UK, with no new appointments across mainland Europe. The bulk have been appointed in London (seven) followed then by Birmingham and Edinburgh with two apiece. The firm’s offices in Continental Europe have missed out on new partners altogether. Head of the firm’s professional […]

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