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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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Is the profession ready for role reversals?

“The idea that females are primary carers is archaic – the time has come for male lawyers to embark on a new parental journey.” As the new law on shared parental leave (SPL) makes its final passage through Parliament, the findings of a report of the Law Society on the ‘Diversity profile of the profession’ […]

DLA Piper advises Linc Energy on $125m senior secured notes offering

DLA Piper has advised long-term client Linc Energy Ltd on the successful offering of $125m (£74.8m) 9.625 per cent due-2017 first-lien senior secured notes. The notes were issued by the company’s wholly owned subsidiaries Linc USA GP and Linc Energy Finance (USA), through which the company is engaged in the production, development, exploration and acquisition […]

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