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Jersey to introduce taxation for enveloped property transactions

At present, the purchase of a property through the acquisition of the share capital of a property owning company is exempt from stamp duty. However, the State of Jersey shortly intends to bring forward legislation to impose a tax equivalent to stamp duty on such a sale, effectively closing the “loophole”.

Changes to sponsorship for care workers

Following on from the Migration Advisory Committee’s annual report, the Government have announced welcome changes to the Health and Care visa route.

What’s happening with green and sustainability-linked loans in 2022?

Even if you haven’t accessed green finance yet, chances are you will do in the future. While there are many barriers to overcome before green finance can be considered mainstream, it is widely believed that one day all finance will have an element of green.

Working week wonders?

Employees across the country have been sharing the announcement this week that a four day working week pilot has launched in England.

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

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The curious incident of the lawyers who didn’t argue

On 13 October, I published a short piece on the Legal Feminist blog entitled I’d like to have an argument, please. It was an invitation to any practising or academic lawyer who disagrees with my “gender critical” stance on the interaction of trans rights and women’s rights to enter into a relaxed and mutually respectful […]

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