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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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Birds of a feather…

Pity poor John Pheasant. Who, you ask? How quickly the stars of yester-year are consigned to the black hole of oblivion (also known as Hogan & Hartson).

Back to Black

Many sets have been ploughing investment into new management structures over the past 12 months, with some bringing in chief executives to steer them through the implementation of the Legal Services Act.

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Staying positive

Offshore lawyers are used to their business focus being the butt of criticism and boldly dismiss this as political rhetoric.

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