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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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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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A2 Dominion appoints seven firms to inaugural panel

Housing developer A2Dominion has assembled its first legal panel with seven firms scoring a place. The panel is divided into seven lots made up of: corporate governance; housing management; general property; development reconstruction and regeneration; treasury and finance; employment; procurement, data protection, health and safety. Devonshires has been appointed to all seven lots, Capsticks to […]

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Newcastle United fails to dismiss Blackstone QC from arbitration panel

Newcastle United (NUFC) has been unsuccessful in its bid to have Blackstone’s Michael Beloff QC dismissed as an arbitrator in the club’s dispute with the Premier League. NUFC, which is owned by Mike Ashley, is currently engaged in arbitration proceedings with the Premier League over the failed takeover of the club. The club brought the […]

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