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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.

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Deals round-up

Willkie Farr & Gallagher, led by partner Thomas Cerabino, advised investment fund Colony Capital on the $1bn (£570m) agreement to buy all the hotel interests of Singapore-based Raffles Holdings. The acquisition comprises 15 Raffles hotels and resorts and 26 from Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts in 35 locations. It also includes the legendary Raffles Hotel Singapore. […]

Harbottles swaps managing partner in committee rejig

Harbottle & Lewis managing partner Samantha Phillips is to stand down from the role at the end of the firm’s financial year on 31 July. Another litigation partner, Lawrence Abramson, is due to take up the reins as Harbottles’ new managing partner on 1 August. At the same time, the firm is also set to expand its management committee […]

Bringing the house down

A Slaughters partner may be edging perilously close to financial ruin after his wife bet the house on London’s theatreland. Two weeks ago, the well-known theatre producer and Perrier Awards chief Nica Burns, with American oil millionaire and theatre producer Max Weitzenhoffer, stumped up £5.75m for a half share in the Apollo, Garrick, Duchess and […]

SJ Berwin strengthens Evans Randall relationship

SJ Berwin has secured its position as the leading legal adviser to Evans Randall on property matters after completing its biggest deal to date for the private investment bank. Real estate partner David Ryland led the firm’s team advising Evans Randall on its £175m acquisition of ABN Amro’s London headquarters at 250 Bishopsgate. The deal […]

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