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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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Addleshaws to create new revenue targets after exceeding £250m goal

Addleshaw Goddard has surpassed its target to be a £250m firm, with revenue shooting up 13 per cent to £275m over 2018/19. The double digit increase follows 2017/18’s growth spurt, when revenue increased by 23 per cent from £242m, having lagged behind the £200m mark at £197m in 2016/17. Average profit per equity partner has grown […]

Value of Thomson Reuters’ HighQ purchase revealed

Thomson Reuters’ recent acquisition of HighQ will boost the listed company’s revenues by £20m, The Lawyer understands, after several years of considerable growth for the collaboration platform. Deal value was not disclosed publically but The Lawyer has learnt that the transaction was also worth £200m. A team from Kemp Little that involved corporate partner Andy Moseby […]

Addleshaws and A&O spearhead sale of BT’s HQ

Allen & Overy and Addleshaw Goddard are acting on the £210m sale of BT’s iconic HQ overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral to Orion Capital Managers. The deal, part of a major cost-cutting drive, includes an initial leaseback agreement of 30 months during which time the former telecom monopoly will move its HQ to a new London […]

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Cooley reboots white-collar practice with new City hire

Cooley has secured its second lateral hire in London this year, as it looks to build out new white-collar capabilities both in the UK and internationally. The firm has recruited partner Tom Epps from the defence and government investigations group of Boston-born law firm Brown Rudnick. Epps has spent over six years in Brown Rudnick’s […]

Shoosmiths lines up new strategy after year of steady growth

Shoosmiths has embarked on its fresh three-year strategy by posting a 7 per cent increase in revenue to £137.6m, while net profit has risen 6 per cent to £37.9m. The firm’s average profit per equity partner (PEP), which in 2017/18 shot up by 26 per cent, has meanwhile seen a slow climb of 2 per […]

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