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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.


High Court

Dentons’ client RBS loses key pre-trial battle in £30m Libor lawsuit

Dentons’ client Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has lost an important pre-trial battle in a £30m claim by Cooke Young & Keidan (CYK) client property developer Property Alliance Group over Libor-related misselling allegations. According to a judgment by Mr Justice Birss in the High Court, made public on Wednesday (11 March), RBS will have to […]

Nick Ellis

Thursday – Day 3

It’s Thursday, and it has been a busy few days, Wednesday was the usual hectic mix of meetings and parties; this year I preferred Uber to using my legs to get from the Martinez to the Raddison Blu. Last night I was entertained in a villa overlooking the bay of Cannes, a truly stunning view.  […]

Photograph. The Lawyer. Pins in a Map of Europe. Brexit means growth in London is far from reliable for law firms. Is it time for Europe to take more of a leading role?

Referral relationships go under the microscope at inaugural European Legal Networks Summit

Lawyers from around Europe are gathering in London today and tomorrow (11 and 12 March) to unpick the key elements in forging successful referral relationships for cross-border work. Delegates at The Lawyer’s inaugural European Legal Networks Summit will hear from a range of speakers, including BT Global Services general counsel Liz Walker, Travers Smith managing […]


Kennedys expands capabilities in Singapore with local joint law venture

Kennedys has added local law capability in Singapore by entering into a joint law venture (JLV) with local firm Legal Solutions. The JLV, which will operate under the name Kennedys Legal Solutions, will go live in the coming months once final regulatory approval has been granted. Seven-partner Legal Solutions launched in Singapore a decade ago […]

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