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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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Goodyear rubber-stamps appointment of European legal chief

Goodyear Dunlop Tyres has appointed Dominque Golsong as its European legal chief. Golsong, the former associate general counsel of Dow Corning Corporation, the silicones and silicones-based products, technologies and services company, joined the US tyre giant last month as legal counsel. He replaced Philip Regnault, who retired after three years with Goodyear Dunlop. In his new position, […]

Merged Wilmer puts in solid performance

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has posted an average profit per equity partner (PEP) of $870,000 (£463,100) in its first full financial year as a merged firm. The results compare favourably with the average PEP of $780,000 (£415,200) at the pre-merger Wilmer Cutler and $810,000 (£431,200) at Hale and Dorr. Turnover for 2004 was […]

Morris launches review of Dentons’ partner pay

New chief executive stakes all on radical overhaul of controversial profit system Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) chief executive Howard Morris is launching a radical review of the firm’s controversial discretionary bonus system for partners in a bid to stop partner departures at the firm. The top 10 firm operates a modified lockstep, with 25 per cent of profits set […]

CIS to cut two-thirds of panel

The Co-operative Insurance Society (CIS) is set to slash its panel of external legal advisers by two-thirds. The Co-operative Insurance Society (CIS) is set to slash its panel of external legal advisers by two-thirds. CIS instructs 27 firms across England and Wales to carry out personal injury (PI), litigation and claims work. As part of a […]

CC promotes 30 to partnership; litigation dominates

Clifford Chance has made up 30 new partners in a round of promotions covering 11 of the firm’s offices – the highest number at any UK firm so far this year. The London office and the litigation department receive the bulk of the new partners, with 12 and eight promotions respectively. Two of the promotions […]

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