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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.

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Oommen Mathew, managing director at Eversheds in Singapore, has commented on the latest World Bank rankings of the best countries to do business. He said: ‘It’s not particularly surprising to see Singapore top the rankings. This is and always has been a country that’s very open to foreign corporates given its heritage as a trading […]

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Diversity League Table reveals that just one in 200 partners is black

South East firm Matthew Arnold & Baldwin has topped an annual diversity league table, beating a host of City and international firms to the title of most diverse firm. The Black Solicitors Network’s (BSN) annual Diversity League Table showed that in 2014 just 1 in 200 law firm partners are black, compared to just over […]

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Freshfields retains role as SFO opens investigation into profits

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has been retained by Tesco in the wake of the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) announcement that it had opened an investigation into accounting practices at the supermarket giant. Freshfields was first drafted in by Tesco in late September, when it emerged that the supermarket had overstated its profits by £250m (22 September […]

Eversheds eyes Nordic economies as it merges with Helsinki firm

Eversheds has merged with Finnish full-service firm Juridia Bützow to form JB Eversheds. The move comes just over a year after Finland’s Bützow and Juridia merged to create a €28m (£23.5m) firm (1 October 2013). Eversheds has been working with legacy Bützow for seven years. Today Juridia Bützow has 165 staff and five offices across […]

Corporate team from Walker Morris advises on sale of Benson Park to Cranswick

Walker Morris has advised on the sale of Hull-based poultry processor Benson Park to food producer Cranswick. East Yorkshire-based Cranswick has acquired the entire issued share capital of Benson Park. The strategic acquisition moves Cranswick into a new protein sector. John Hamer and Jon Healey from the Walker Morris corporate group advised Alistair Benson and […]

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