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‘Tax Day’ – government continues its campaign to tackle non-compliance

In the UK’s first ever ‘Tax Day’ on 23 March 2021, the government released more than 30 consultation documents relating to the future landscape of the UK tax regime. Whilst these documents scrutinised how taxes should be paid, opportunities for simplification and the potential of digitalisation, it was tackling non-compliance which was firmly in the spotlight once again. Tax & estate planning Partner, James Austen, gives his opinion on the proposed measures.

Fraud in the sub line market – should we be concerned?

In recent weeks, news of the JES Global Capital fraud committed by fund manager Elliot Smerling has come to light. Unfortunately, we live in world where fraud, much like death and taxes, is inevitable.


Akin Gump London revenues jump 154 per cent after Bingham merger

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld’s London office saw its revenue more than double in 2015 in its first full financial year since its merger with Bingham McCutchen. The firm’s City revenue jumped 154 per cent from $35.8m to $91.05m (£63.05m), after a deal was announced between Akin Gump and Bingham McCutchen in September 2014. […]

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