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New UK 200 data shows early signs of momentous change at UK legal offices, as firms seek out real estate strategies that ease the pressure of soaring rents, promote flexible working and attract high-quality staff and clients

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Moving to the Cayman Islands

Boasting an enviable lifestyle, modern infrastructure and a highly sophisticated financial services industry and all within a short flight of Miami and other US cities, the Cayman Islands check all the boxes for individuals seeking to relocate to a tax-neutral jurisdiction. As a result, the Cayman Islands have evolved into an increasingly popular place of residence for internationally mobile “remote-workers” and high-net-worth individuals from around the world.

FCA consults on new consumer duty in retail financial markets

Following the April 2019 publication of its feedback statement on a duty of care and potential alternative approaches, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is consulting until 31 July 2021 on a new Consumer Duty that would set clearer and higher expectations for firms’ standards of care towards consumers.

Tech companies: three things you should know from the 2021-22 Quebec budget

The Québec Budget 2021–2022 includes measures encouraging investment to accelerate technology adoption and strengthens several tax measures aimed at the technology sector. The three key tax measures that tech businesses and entrepreneurs should know about are discussed below.

Workplace testing and vaccinations: What employers need to know

Workplace testing has proven to be a crucial piece in the UK government’s jigsaw to get British business back on its feet. But how can businesses implement a workplace testing programme and will the vaccine roll out make a difference?

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The week’s top 15 legal briefings – 30 August 2015

Ashley Madison is continuing to fill the pages of newspapers across the world after 25 gigabytes of customer details were stolen from the infidelity data website. This particular hack has been so well covered due to the morally ambiguous nature of its business but data breaches happen often within the business world and frequently lead […]

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KPMG legal beats £10m revenue target in first year

Revenues generated by KPMG’s legal business are set to exceed the £10m target it set last October when it was granted an ABS licence. The accountancy firm was the second of the ‘Big Four’ to be awarded an ABS for its multi-disciplinary practice, rather than for a separate legal entity. Almost a year on and […]

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Market abuse and the High Court

A first-of-its-kind case could have industry-wide implications once the Financial List comes into play. Last month Mr Justice Snowden, of the Chancery Division, handed down a judgement concluding a four-year legal battle between the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Da Vinci Invest Ltd, a UK-registered but Swiss-based fund manager, a Da Vinci Singaporean entity, three […]

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