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What does the Budget 2021 mean for residential property?

As anticipated, the Chancellor in his 2021 Budget has extended the current Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday and has also introduced additional measures in the hope of boosting the property market. Our Residential Property team provide an overview.

How voice-based document production helps your firm win more business

Throughout the lifecycle management of a client, a great deal of correspondence and documentation is produced. This briefing explains how a speech-to-text document production process can transform client responsiveness and help the firm win more business.

The advantages of Freeports examined following Budget 2021

Businesses operating Freeports will benefit from more generous tax reliefs, customs benefits and wider government support, bringing investment, trade and jobs, but what exactly are the advantages businesses can expect to gain from operating in a Freeport?

Budget 2021: The employment implications

Rishi Sunak has announced the much-awaited budget for 2021 hailing protection for the “jobs and livelihoods of the British people”. Outlined below are the key elements impacting employers and their wider workforce.


Westminster stops phone box cards in sleaze war

Westminster City Council has secured an injunction to stop a man from placing prostitute cards in phone boxes. The injunction, won at Central London County Court, was sought after it became clear that court action and fines had not proved a sufficient deterrent for the Shepherd’s Bush man. The injunction, only the second to be […]

Silkin's Nickols enjoys Three Tenors concert at Norwell's cost

Alison Laferia reports Simon Nickols, head of finance at commercial practice Lewis Silkin, heard the Three Tenors in concert at Wembley, courtesy of Norwel Computer Services. Nickols won two tickets in a business card draw at Norwel’s recent event, a ‘Day of Difference’. He said: “The music and atmosphere were very good. It was an […]

US recruit to add clout to Freshfields

City firm Freshfields has recruited senior US lawyer Kent Rowey to its international project finance unit in London in response to growing competition from rivals. US and UK firms have increasingly seen marketing in-house American and British legal expertise as a way of attracting clients. Freshfields partner Simon Hall said: “Having both a British and […]

Mears says no to Howells' request for open inquiry

A demand from Michael Howells, Law Society treasurer, that an inquiry into his future should be held publicly has been snubbed by president Martin Mears. Three society ex-presidents are to decide whether Howells should resign as treasurer, if re-elected to the council, after it was found he had been severely reprimanded by the Solicitors Complaints […]


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