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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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Tripartite rumours increase

Managing partners of Cameron Markby Hewitt, McKenna & Co and Denton Hall went to ground last week as speculation grew that a vote on a tripartite merger was to take place this week. All were unavailable to respond to The Lawyer’s inquiries. Only McKennas senior partner Christopher Powell-Smith broke cover, to say “nothing was imminent”. […]

Nepal deportation judgment

High Court judgment is pending in the case of the Nepalese orphan Jay Khadka. Khadka, 21, and his adoptive father, 42-year-old businessman Richard Morley, have challenged the decision of the Home Secretary Michael Howard to deport Khadka. Morley, who claims his life was once saved by the boy’s father following an accident in the Himalayas.

US Lawyers discuss tackling US sanctions against Cuba and anti-European legislation

US lawyers are to meet next week to discuss ways of tackling proposed new US laws restricting companies from establishing offices in Cuba and to counter legislation emerging from Europe. Joseph Griffin, a Washington-based partner with US firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius, will chair a conference of senior lawyers and US and UK government officials […]

Booth and Moore take key roles in Graduate Law Fair

CHERIE Booth QC and Brian Moore are to play key roles in this week’s Graduate Law Fair, organised by The Lawyer. Thousands of tickets have been sent out for the fair, which takes place at the Barbican on Wednesday and Thursday. The event will boast 64 stands manned by law firms, chambers, colleges and lawyers’ […]

'Guesswork' jibe at govt legal aid plans

The Government’s plans to end free legal aid are based on misinformation and guesswork and should be dropped, according to a report by the National Consumer Council. In a detailed submission to the Government, published on Monday, the influential group says the plans will not necessarily save taxpayers’ money. The report warns that the costs […]

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