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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.


Heuking enters German top 10 as revenue hits €132m

German firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek has reported another year of revenue growth, with turnover rising 8.8 per cent from €121m to €131.6m (£99.7m). The rise follows continued growth in headcount at Heuking, which has recruited heavily in recent years. Notably the firm recruited an 18-strong team from GSK Stockmann & Kollegen to launch in […]

Jones Day opens third Australian office in Brisbane

Jones Day has expanded its footprint in Australia further with a third office in Brisbane and the hire of Australian firm McCullough Robertson’s chairman Brett Heading. Jones Day’s new Brisbane office will be led by John Cooper, formerly an Allens partner in Sydney who joined the US firm in 2013. He was most recently the […]

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