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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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Eight firms land places on Vodafone’s refreshed roster

Latham & Watkins and Slaughter and May are among the firms to have won spots on Vodafone’s revamped panel. The telecoms giant has wrapped a review of its roster of legal advisers, which started at the end of last year. The assessment focused on diversity and inclusion as well as ESG credentials, with general counsel […]

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A&O hands out Covid bonus as Slaughters holds firm

Allen & Overy has joined the slew of firms handing out Covid-19 bonuses, while employees at Slaughter and May will not be receiving one. A&O is handing Covid-19 bonuses of 5 per cent, following the likes of Clifford Chance, Linklaters and Herbert Smith Freehills, which have rewarded staff in recognition of their hard work over the past year. […]

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