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Moving to the Cayman Islands

Boasting an enviable lifestyle, modern infrastructure and a highly sophisticated financial services industry and all within a short flight of Miami and other US cities, the Cayman Islands check all the boxes for individuals seeking to relocate to a tax-neutral jurisdiction. As a result, the Cayman Islands have evolved into an increasingly popular place of residence for internationally mobile “remote-workers” and high-net-worth individuals from around the world.

FCA consults on new consumer duty in retail financial markets

Following the April 2019 publication of its feedback statement on a duty of care and potential alternative approaches, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is consulting until 31 July 2021 on a new Consumer Duty that would set clearer and higher expectations for firms’ standards of care towards consumers.

Tech companies: three things you should know from the 2021-22 Quebec budget

The Québec Budget 2021–2022 includes measures encouraging investment to accelerate technology adoption and strengthens several tax measures aimed at the technology sector. The three key tax measures that tech businesses and entrepreneurs should know about are discussed below.

Workplace testing and vaccinations: What employers need to know

Workplace testing has proven to be a crucial piece in the UK government’s jigsaw to get British business back on its feet. But how can businesses implement a workplace testing programme and will the vaccine roll out make a difference?

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A Hogan Lovells partner has been rebuked by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for failing to inform the regulator of a dispute he had with an employee last year. Finance partner Sylvain Dhennin was fined £18,000 last year by an employment judge after dismissing his pregnant nanny. Dhennin gave Saesi Muslipah one week’s notice and […]

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HSF faces SRA scrutiny after claims of aggressive behaviour

A complaint has been made to the Solicitors Regulation Authority, which alleges lawyers at Herbert Smith Freehills were “aggressive and intimidating” in a sexual harassment case brought against the firm’s client. Earlier this year, Nathalie Abildgaard, represented by Fox Williams, took Australian fund manager IFM Investors to court, claiming she had been harassed by one […]

SRA bars ex-Ropes & Gray trainee for “lack of integrity”

A former trainee of Ropes & Gray’s City office has been fined by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and barred from practice for breaching two principles of the regulator’s code. Louise Bolderstone was found by the SRA to have printed a share certificate, traced the client’s signature onto it, and sent it to a third […]

The 60 second interview: Mills & Reeve’s CEO on acceptable work life balance

Mills & Reeve’s managing partner Claire Clarke speaks to The Lawyer ahead of her panel discussion at the Business Leadership Summit, addressing the distinctions between the ‘then’ and ‘now’ lawyers.  What do you think the solution is to the ‘talent crisis’ the industry is currently experiencing? First, it’s important to try to understand some of the causes of […]

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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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