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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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Quinn expands in London with Boies Schiller partner

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan’s City office has made its second lateral hire in a month, recruiting this time from Boies Schiller Flexner. The firm has recruited Dominic Roughton from its US disputes rival to boost its London ranks. Roughton departs after four years at Boies Schiller. He was hired by the firm’s London outpost […]

Revealed: The Top 20 Cases of 2021

This year, the courts play host to a series of long-running financial and competition cases, while it looks like UK Government lawyers will be extremely busy.

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Challenger bank Revolut seeks refresh of legal roster

Revolut is looking to review its legal panel after forming its inaugural roster a year ago. The Lawyer understands that the British challenger bank is assessing its panel, which was put in place last year. Six firms were appointed, including Linklaters, Baker McKenzie and DLA Piper. The panel was put in place for a year. […]

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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