A new permitted development (PD) right, from Class E (commercial business and service uses) to residential will be introduced, the government has confirmed.
The Republic of Ireland approved a landmark Climate Bill putting Ireland on the path to net-zero emissions by 2050. A Climate Change Bill was also introduced in Northern Ireland with the aim of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2045.
Alternative payment models forming the burgeoning “Buy Now Pay Later” (BNPL) market have made a huge contribution to the ongoing growth of the online retail sector over recent years and have made certain payment providers huge tech success stories in their own right. The key to this success lies in the accessibility of BNPL credit […]
Wales will see a number of temporary changes to permitted development rights coming into force on 30 April 2021 through the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (No. 2) (Wales) Order 2021.
It’s important non-UK resident property buyers are aware of the new SDLT surcharge, which will apply to non-UK residents from 1 April 2021.
In this article, Nicholas Kuria discusses some of the most glaringly misguided notions relating to the use of offshore jurisdictions, with a focus on the British Virgin Islands.
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.
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.
HM Treasury publishes report of UK Listing Review, FCA issues fine for market manipulation and more March news.
Effective February 1st, 2021, the Home Construction Regulatory Authority began licensing and regulating builders and vendors as designated under the New Home Construction Licensing Act, 2017.
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Charles Russell Speechlys has finalised an approach to the reopening of its UK offices, as it eyes a wider repopulation in September. The UK firm will gradually reopen the premises during the summer as part of the first phase of the plan. In September, the firm will kick off a six-month pilot to try out […]
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White & Case has hired two partners from Shearman & Sterling, as it rebuilds its London ranks following a recent steady flow of defections. The US firm has taken on partners Tim Sheddick and Katie Hicks, who have spent little more than two years at Shearman. Sheddick is a partner in the project development and […]
CMS has made up 52 lawyers to partner worldwide, its largest-ever promotions round. The firm has promoted 52 partners globally, spanning 22 offices of which the UK accounted for 44 per cent of the total. In the UK, 23 new partners were made up. Of the London partners, energy lawyer Dalia Majumder-Russell joined from Clyde […]
Associates in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis are seeing expectations around their target hours spike considerably, The Lawyer has learned, as a result of rising workloads. Sources said junior lawyers at the US firm have seen their targets skyrocket. Over the past few months, they have risen from the bonus threshold of 2,000 […]
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