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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.


Separated at birth

Last Friday (22 July) was Michael Foot’s 92nd birthday. Last Friday (22 July) was Michael Foot’s 92nd birthday. The former Labour leader has been low profile for many years now, having stepped away from the limelight long before the rise of Tony ‘New Labour’ Blair. Now Tulkinghorn can reveal where he’s been: Bermuda. In the […]

Haarmann name partner quits after lockstep row

One of the founding partners of Haarmann Hemmelrath, Wilhelm Haarmann, is the leaving the firm he set up following a make-or-break meeting with managing partners over the weekend. In a statement issued to The Lawyer, Haarmann put his decision to leave down to differences in opinion over the ‘strategic orientation” of the firm. He said: […]

Credit Suisse counsel in Morgan Stanley move

US investment banking giant Morgan Stanley has raided European rival Credit Suisse for its new legal chief. Gary Lynch, who has served as global general counsel at Credit Suisse since October 2001, has been appointed as Morgan Stanley’s chief legal officer and a member of the bank’s management committee with effect from October. Until Lynch takes the […]

Appeal Court promotions snub Chancery Division

The promotion of four judges to the Court of Appeal has whipped up a storm in the Chancery Division, with three of the appointments coming from the Queen’s Bench Division (QBD) and one from the Family Division, but none from Chancery. The move underlines the growing influence of the QBD, considered some years ago to […]

Calling the shots

Tulkinghorn always thought they were a photogenic lot over at Ince & Co, but he had to admit he was stunned to come across a gleaming photo album of the partners and lawyers in the firm’s reception. The book boasted no captions, not even the names of the subjects. Just bold, colour, extreme close-up shots […]

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