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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.



Fenwick & West opens first overseas office in Shanghai

Silicon Valley firm Fenwick & West has expanded overseas for the first time with the launch of a Shanghai office. The US technology and life sciences-focused firm has launched a representative office in Shanghai after receiving the licence from China’s Ministry of Justice. The launch comes a year after the firm hired China partner Eva […]


Moves 12 May

  Move of the week McGuire Woods has hired Simon Neilson-Clark as a restructuring and insolvency partner. He was previously a partner at DLA Piper and has 25 years’ experience representing borrowers, lenders and insolvency practitioners in distressed situations involving international structures.   UK London Kingsley Napley has hired Zoë Sive as a private client […]

Allen & Overy advises ICBC on acquisition of issued share capital of Tekstilbank

Allen & Overy has advised Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) on its proposed acquisition of 75.5 per cent of the issued share capital of Tekstil Bankası (Tekstilbank) from GSD Holding for TRY669m (£190m). Under Turkish capital markets law, the acquisition will trigger a post-closing mandatory tender offer for all remaining shares in Tekstilbank. […]

Hogan Lovells introduces committee to promote flexible working

Hogan Lovells’ international management committee has introduced a 10-strong flexible working group, to be led by the firm’s co-head of corporate Andrew Skipper. The committee, internally known as the agile working group, will review how the firm can promote flexible working as an “acceptable and positive” way of working.   Skipper told The Lawyer that, […]


The Lawyer Awards 2014 shortlist: Final curtain call

After a memorable 12 months, marked by exceptional work, The Lawyer Awards promise to be more hard-fought than ever In association with   Each year The Lawyer’s editorial team sifts through the hundreds of entries we receive for the annual The Lawyer Awards in association with Travelers. With the high number of entries, the stellar judging […]

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