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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.


BTI Consulting Group names DLA Piper partners as 2014 Client Service All-Stars

DLA Piper has announced that James Brogan, Paul Hall, Joseph Kernen and Norman Leon have been recognised in BTI Consulting Group’s newly published report, The 2014 BTI Client Service All-Stars. The report recognises lawyers who deliver ‘the best client service to Fortune 1000 clients’. Lawyers appear on the list only when they have been named by […]


Asia Moves: 11 February 2014

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within firms and offices in the Asia Pacific region. Australia Australian boutique firm Allion Legal has hired former Richard Winter as principal to head up its new finance practice in Sydney. Winter joins from K&L Gates’ Sydney office, where he headed up the firm’s New South Wales […]

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Litigation funding: Cutting up rough

The Excalibur fiasco has exposed the failings in third-party funding. Can the Association of Litigation Funders strike through the shambles? The first rule of third-party litigation funding is you don’t talk about third-party litigation funding. Once billed as a boon for access to justice, it has morphed into an under-reported and deregulated high-stakes game occasionally landing claimants […]


The rise and fall of an ambitious regional firm

The demise of Linder Myers last week brought to the fore the little-known Solihull-based HCB Solicitors, a firm that has propelled its growth through hoovering up struggling rival firms in the North West. As one door closes, another opens. HCB emerged as the frontrunner in the race to save Linder Myers from administration this week […]


Eversheds, Byrne and Partners swoop as Pannone, S&G tie-up looms

Pannone regulatory head Anthony Barnfather will join Slater & Gordon (S&G) when the firms combine despite initially resisting the move. The regulatory group was understood to have been against the planned merger when it was first mooted, with sources raising questions over whether S&G would absorb the group. Barnfather is currently part of a three-partner […]

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