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Tax: VAT and non-resident taxable persons

Circular Letter no.30235 clarifies the VAT rights and obligations applicable to non-resident taxable persons who carry out supplies of goods or services in Portugal.

The future of strategic land

Strategic land can be a smart and profitable move for developers willing to play the long game. This webinar with LandTech discusses how strategic land is likely to evolve in the next few years and why now is a great time to get involved.

Now we have Earth Day pledges, we must mobilise green finance

This year’s Earth Day was cause for optimism in our fight against the climate emergency. With climate change now well and truly upon us, Earth Day 2021 saw the most significant renewal of pledges to tackle the crisis by national governments since the Paris Agreement of 2015.

COVID-19 and the impact on disabled employees in the workplace

The impact of the pandemic can be seen across all sectors of society but those who are disabled have been particularly affected, not least because employees with an underlying disability are likely to have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable and told to shield for considerable parts of the last year. Being away from the workplace and separated from colleagues has left many feeling insecure.


Nicky Richmond


Just a single glance at the overstuffed diary makes me feel a little anxious. I work out that this is my 19th MIPIM, and that we were in another century when I first started my annual pilgrimage to the Croisette. Things were very different back then in 1996, when my target market was out in […]

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Berwin Leighton Paisner kicks off UK promotions season with five made up

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has promoted five lawyers to its partnership, including three in London, in a reduced promotions round. The promotions round is significantly smaller than last year, when the firm made up eight lawyers to its partnership (25 March 2014). There were two promotions to the corporate department and litigation, finance and real […]

Dark day for solar farm

The High Court has allowed a judicial review claim to quash a planning permission for a solar farm in Wiltshire, despite it being already operational. Dove J granted the claim on the basis that there had been a number of legal errors concerning, in particular, the failure to assess properly the impact of the development […]

Sandra Davis

Wright “get on with it” case highlights divorce awards discrimination

The Wright Court of Appeal case highlights tension faced when making matrimonial finance orders that are fair to the breadwinner and the home-maker. Much has been written recently about Tracey Wright, the ex-wife of racehorse surgeon Ian Wright, who failed in her appeal against a decision significantly reducing the maintenance she received from her former […]


Newcastle’s Vertu Motors turns to Muckle for inaugural general counsel hire

Newcastle-based motor retail company Vertu Motors has hired Muckle corporate partner Nicola Loose as its first general counsel. Loose acted for Vertu on its acquisition of Bristol Street Motors Group and its relisting on AIM in 2007 at Muckle, where she practiced corporate finance and company law with a specific focus on motor retail. As […]

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