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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.


Supreme Court

Dewey criminal trial: executives cleared on falsifying records charges

The executives of defunct firm Dewey & LeBoeuf have been cleared of multiple criminal charges related to the largest collapse of a law firm in history. A jury in Manhattan made the partial verdict on Wednesday (7 October) to acquit the three defendants on charges of falsifying business records. However the decision means each defendant […]

Jonathon Manning

This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 11 October 2015

The use of video content is a staple of online news and entertainment reporting, but the difference between editorial and advertorial content can be blurred. For consumers this is an important distinction, and one the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is trying to clarify. Walker Morris examines new guidelines issued by the ASA to ensure video […]

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