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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.


BHP Billiton hires new European legal chief

BHP Billiton has appointed a new regional counsel for Europe and Africa recruiting the former general counsel of Reuters. Stephen Mitchell takes up his position on 26th September taking over from Bill Smith who is returning to Australia in a senior counsel role for BHP Billiton. Mitchell is currently a consultant to Cable & Wireless […]

The work-life quiz

Jane Harte-Lovelace, head of insurance coverage, Kilpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham What was your first-ever job? An inefficient dental nurse. What was your worst experience as a trainee? Enforcing an order for possession at 6am in December with Alsatians. Where’s the best place to go if you want to find out what’s really going on […]

Unnamed and shamed

There’s always one. No matter how crass or cheap, the chance to get some free publicity will always appeal to a certain type of firm. A press release last week falls firmly into this category. Titled ‘Employers face new challenges following Terrorist attacks’ (the capitals are the author’s), the guff went on to say how […]


Which well-known managing partner … Which well-known managing partner had to hide his credit card when paying the restaurant bill because it was one issued by a rival to his major client?

English court makes first conviction for non-UK crime

Legal history was made last week as an Afghan national became the first foreign national to be prosecuted in an English court for crimes committed outside the UK.3 Raymond Buildings silk James Lewis QC led the Government’s case against Faryadi Zardad, an Afghan accused of torture, hostage-taking and conspiracy. Lewis took over the running of […]

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