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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.


The Sheriffs Office appoints advisory board

The Sheriffs Office has set up an advisory board to provide strategic advice aimed at steering the firm’s growth, development and governance. Shahram Sharghy, who was appointed as in-house counsel for The Sheriffs Office in July 2015, will sit on the panel alongside John Hargrove, former Under Sheriff of Greater London, Philip Saunders, a principal […]

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Clifford Chance names new Asia Pacific regional managing partner

Clifford Chance has appointed Singapore managing partner Geraint Hughes as its new Asia Pacific regional managing partner, assuming the role from Peter Charlton. Hughes is currently head of the firm’s Asia Pacific energy and resources group and has been serving as Singapore managing partner since 2010. He will relocate to Hong Kong in June and […]

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