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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.


Shoosmiths storms Inside Buzz employer rankings

Shoosmiths has topped five categories and featured in another five in Target Jobs’ Inside Buzz rankings. Target Jobs set up the rankings so law graduates can get the ‘inside buzz’ on what trainees really think of the firm they work for, providing them with a comprehensive view of what it is like to work there. […]


CMS and Pinsent Masons win key slots on £224m acquisition of Scottish shopping centre

CMS and Pinsent Masons have taken key roles on the £224.1m acquisition of Scotland’s second-largest covered shopping centre, The Centre in Livingston, by HSBC Alternative Investments. CMS advised Land Securities on the sale of the shopping centre, which totals more than one million sq ft and houses more than 160 retailers. The CMS team was […]

Shoosmiths up for Best Regulatory Law Firm award

Shoosmiths has been shortlisted for Best Regulatory Law Firm at the 2015 Women in Compliance Awards. The awards criteria stipulate that entrants must demonstrate that their compliance team is either led by a woman or has a diverse make-up with female team members being integral to its function and success. Manchester-based senior associate Andrea James, Nottingham-based […]


DMH Stallard to merge with Guildford-based AWB Partnership

DMH Stallard has swallowed up Guildford-headquartered firm AWB Partnership in a merger deal that will be completed in 1 January 2015. This is the firm’s third merger in six years, having taken over legacy company commercial firm Courts & Co in 2008 (14 January 2008) and Surrey-based legacy Callaghans two years ago (3 September 2012). […]

Anne Howeson’s Present in the Past exhibition is coming soon to Collyer Bristow gallery

Collyer Bristow has announced that artist Anne Howeson’s Present in the Past exhibition is coming soon to the law firm’s gallery. The solo exhibition of 30 drawings turns King’s Cross/St Pancras into a palimpsest. Places and fragments are appropriated from imagery hidden in London print archives — including the London Metropolitan Archives, Museum of London and the Foundling […]

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