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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.

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Firms cautioned to watch out for cyber-squatters as .law domain goes live

The launch of domain name .law is set to occur today (30 July 2015) as part of the generic top level domain (gTLD) programme run by NetNames. The two-month ‘sunrise’ phase will allow owners of trademark names to buy their own new extension .law domain until 28 September 2015. After that time, the domain will […]

BLP advises Highways England on launch of £1.5bn smart motorway programme

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Highways England as it awarded £1.55bn worth of contracts for its smart motorways programme.  Construction and engineering partner John Hughes D’Aeth led the team, alongside associate director Iain Suttie and associate Kimberly Roberts. They were supported by EU and competition associate director Warsha Kalé, real estate associate Ciaran Londra […]

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