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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.


Merger drop

Mergers have been a staple of the legal landscape over the past few years as the market continues to consolidate. Nevertheless, the rate of combinations has declined in the last six months. In our analysis, we ask whether there has been a return on partner investment. Mergers: bigger is not always better DWF announces May […]

Forsters powers through £40m with fifth year of double-digit growth

Forsters has reported double-digit growth for the fifth consecutive year in its 2014/15 financial results. The firm boosted its revenue from £36.5m to £41.5m during the 2014/15 financial year, a growth of 13 per cent.  Average profit per equity partner (PEP) rose 8 per cent from £500,000 to £537,000. The firm’s revenue grew from £32.5m […]


JMW reports 13 per cent revenue increase to £19.4m

Manchester firm JMW Solicitors has announced its profits have increased from £17.2m to £19.4m for the 2014/15 financial year. The firm boasted a profit increase of 8.5 per cent from £3.5m to £3.8m. JMW’s average profit per equity partner also grew reaching £410,000. The results continue the firm’s trend of increased yearly revenue figures. JMW […]


Kobre & Kim wins again in Chevron Ecuador fraud claims in attack on litigation funders

Kobre & Kim has won a third settlement against a litigation funding company for its client Chevron in the energy giant’s mammoth lawsuit with Ecuador over a fraudulent judgment relating to oil waste in the Amazon. Woodsford Litigation Funding provided $2.5m (£1.6m) to fund the suit brought against Chevron. Following a settlement on Monday (4 […]


ZICOlaw’s Jakarta member joins forces with Japanese firm to tap inbound FDI

The Indonesian member of the ZICOlaw network has teamed up with Japanese firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (AMT) to offer advice to Japanese clients making inbound Indonesian investments. AMT has set up a Jakarta desk in Roosdiono & Partners’ (R&P) offices with the aim of providing advice to Japanese clients expanding into Indonesia. According to […]

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