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What does the Budget 2021 mean for residential property?

As anticipated, the Chancellor in his 2021 Budget has extended the current Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday and has also introduced additional measures in the hope of boosting the property market. Our Residential Property team provide an overview.

How voice-based document production helps your firm win more business

Throughout the lifecycle management of a client, a great deal of correspondence and documentation is produced. This briefing explains how a speech-to-text document production process can transform client responsiveness and help the firm win more business.

The advantages of Freeports examined following Budget 2021

Businesses operating Freeports will benefit from more generous tax reliefs, customs benefits and wider government support, bringing investment, trade and jobs, but what exactly are the advantages businesses can expect to gain from operating in a Freeport?

Budget 2021: The employment implications

Rishi Sunak has announced the much-awaited budget for 2021 hailing protection for the “jobs and livelihoods of the British people”. Outlined below are the key elements impacting employers and their wider workforce.


David Stone, Allen & Overy, corporate litigation, Hot 100

Stone, David – Allen & Overy

David Stone joined Allen & Overy (A&O) from Simmons & Simmons just over a year ago. In that time he has helped complete the magic circle firm’s international IP offering, particularly regarding trademark litigation. Under his leadership as global head of brands, A&O has also become the only magic circle firm to set up a […]

Alex Gerbi, Quinn Emanuel

Gerbi, Alex – Quinn Emanuel

Quinn Emanuel’s Alex Gerbi wasn’t sure law was the career for him until he tried his hand at litigation. His preference for the disputes sector took him to Ince & Co, then the only firm that allowed trainees to specialise only in this area. After qualifying, Gerbi was hired by Olswang as one of the […]

Nathaniel Bird 3 Verulam Buildings

Bird, Nathaniel – 3 Verulam Buildings

3 Verulam Buildings junior barrister Nathaniel Bird gains a prime spot in this year’s Hot 100 for the number of high-profile instructions he has taken on since he joined as a pupil. In 2016, he was instructed alongside Mark Howard QC at Brick Court Chambers in the £2.3bn dispute between Terra Firma and Citibank. He […]

Rebecca Ferguson, Gordon Dadds

Ferguson, Rebecca – Gordon Dadds

In 2017, not one, but two law firms became publicly listed companies. It is the surest sign yet that the “disruptor model” is here to stay. Gordon Dadds debuted on the alternative investment market (AIM) in August. It followed a share offer by Work Group that valued the firm at £18.8m. The deal team was […]

Chen Yun, Huawei Technologies

Yun, Chen – Huawei Technologies

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has become a major investor in Britain over the past decade. Consequently, experienced in-house lawyer Chen Yun has built a sizeable legal team to match its needs. The past couple of years have seen her take on some of her biggest challenges and most transformative projects to date. Cutting-edge work As […]

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