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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.


Wragge and Co’s IP team wins TMT Team of the Year award for Virgin v Zodiac

Wragge & Co’s intellectual property (IT) team has won TMT Team of the Year at The Legal Business Awards. The award was given in recognition of the team’s high-profile Supreme Court victory against Virgin Atlantic Airways.  Not only did the team win the case on behalf of client Zodiac Seats, saving it from a £49m […]


Davenport Lyons and Howard Kennedy FSI in merger talks

Davenport Lyons and Howard Kennedy FSI are in top level discussions about a potential merger. The West End media boutique approached Howard Kennedy FSI (HKFsi) days after its negotiations with Shakespeares were called off at the end of January (30 January 2014). HKFsi confirmed the move. A spokesperson said: “We have been approached and are […]

Michael Harris of Eversheds comments on construction industry following UK floods

Michael Conroy Harris, construction expert at Eversheds, has said that there is no spare capacity in the UK construction industry following the floods.  Commenting on the latest set of UK construction output figures, Harris said: ‘The latest figures are of course encouraging but we need to stop and consider how the current floods will have […]


“Largest ever” SDT fines upheld at High Court

The High Court has upheld a Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) decision to fine a West End firm for misconduct after letting Portsmouth Football Club use its bank account while under winding up proceedings. Mayfair firm Fuglers and its two managing partners were hit with the largest-ever fines imposed by the SDT, for enabling the club […]

Money Laundering Bulletin — spring 2014

DLA Piper’s financial services regulatory team has released the spring 2014 edition of its Money Laundering Bulletin. In this issue, the firm looks at how money laundering cases related to fraud have surged in the UK and how Standard Bank was fined £7.6m for failures in its anti-money laundering controls. DLA Piper also provide updates of anti-money […]

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