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Litigation privilege does not apply to tax advice from accountancy firms, rules High Court

In a recent High Court case, a taxpayer (Sports Direct) tried to resist disclosing advice on a tax structure provided by Deloitte. Instead of legal advice privilege, Sports Direct tried to rely on litigation privilege, arguing that the structure had been in place for the purpose of responding to the anticipated threat of litigation from the tax authorities. Jonny Mitchell outlines the case.

No rest for the European Data Protection Board

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB), which includes representatives from the data protection regulators of each EU member state, has published a number of recommendations that businesses should take note of in order to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Furlough extension: further guidance released

Following the government’s announcement last week that furlough is to be extended until 31 March 2021, further guidance on the scheme has now been published. Our Employment team provides an overview.

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COVID-19 has put many businesses in a difficult financial situation

Although the Government recognised this by pushing the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 through Parliament to try and stem the inevitable wave of insolvencies, directors and owners cannot afford to take their eyes off the ball for a second.


Walker Morris advises on sale of Woodleigh Community Care to Care Aspirations

Walker Morris has advised on the sale of Woodleigh Community Care to Care Aspirations Developments, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cambian Group plc. It is Walker Morris’ third deal in the specialist care sector in six months. Cambian Group plc is one of the UK’s largest specialist behavioural health service providers. The acquisition of Woodleigh […]

DLA Piper advises real estate company Octagon on refinancing of residential portfolio

DLA Piper has advised real estate company Octagon Residential S.à.r.l. on the refinancing of a German residential portfolio. Octagon was refinanced by a comprehensively secured senior loan by Deutsche Pfandbriefbank in the amount of 36 million Euro and a subordinated secured mezzanine tranche. The residential portfolio is located on seven sites in West Germany, including […]

John Joyce Addleshaw Goddard

Addleshaw Goddard sets out its ‘fresh perspective’

Addleshaw Goddard has set out its aspirations to re-establish a top 20 position in the UK200 and to be known as a premium player in its chosen markets as part of a new strategy rolled out firmwide today (11 December). Managing partner John Joyce delivered his vision for the firm to partners at a conference […]

No5 Chambers’ Michelle Heeley prosecutes in Stirchley attempted murder case

No5 Chambers’ Michelle Heeley has prosecuted in the case of Leon Harrison, 32, from Selly Oak, who has been jailed for life after stabbing his pregnant former partner, Jana Cartwright, eight times. Weeks prior to the attack, Miss Cartwright had obtained a non-molestation order and made it clear their relationship was over; however, she agreed to meet […]

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