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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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Ex-Home Office chief settles unfair dismissal claim

Sir Philip Rutnam has settled his claim with the UK Government, which was set to be heard in the Employment Tribunal in September. The former permanent secretary of the Home Office brought a claim against the department, alleging the Home Secretary Priti Patel of bullying. Rutnam resigned from his post in February 2020, when he […]

The five biggest moves at the Bar in February

After a quiet January, chambers have accelerated their recruitment drives for 2021. Last month, several barristers moved chambers, including a shift away from private practice to the Bar for one barrister. Here are the five biggest moves in February: Daniel Kalderimis (Call: 1999 New Zealand), Twenty Essex In February, Twenty Essex hired Andrew Ayres QC […]

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Mishcon loses funds head to US firm

Mishcon de Reya’s funds and financial services head Daniel Greenaway has moved to K&L Gates. Following a year-long lateral hiring hiatus in London, K&L Gates has hired Greenaway along with TLT investigations partner Michael Ruck. They are the second and third partners to join this month, following the addition of energy disputes partner Ben Holland […]

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Reed Smith and A&O lead on New Scientist sale

Reed Smith, Allen & Overy and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have acted on Daily Mail and General Trust’s (DMGT) £70m acquisition of New Scientist. DMGT instructed co-chair of Reed Smith’s global corporate group Delphine Currie on the purchase, alongside senior associate Daryl Cue and client relationship partner Lawrence Radley. The Daily Mail publisher picked up the […]

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