Last year, the Government announced it would be introducing fundamental changes to the planning system.
As the UK continues to tackle the challenges caused by the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19, Walker Morris continue to receive a number of enquiries from landlord and tenant clients as to how this may affect their property arrangements and obligations.
On 7 February 2021 the government announced £40 million in funding for businesses to help the hard to decarbonise industrial sectors reduce emissions and improve energy efficiency.
On 2 February 2021, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published the much-anticipated Woolard Review, a significant and wide-ranging review of change and innovation in the unsecured credit market. Walker Morris consumer credit expert Jeanette Burgess summarises the report and offers her practical insights.
This webinar gives an overview of the developments in International Data Transfers in the last six months and provide some practical guidelines and tips on how to navigate the complexity.
On 28 January 2021, the Luxembourg Parliament approved the new law, which disallows the tax deductibility of interest and royalties payable to related corporate entities located in the EU’s list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. The new law will enter into force on 1 March 2021 and apply to interest and royalties accruing as from that date.
The International Stock Exchange Authority Limited (TISEA) has removed its requirement for directors of debt issuers to submit declarations for non-retail listings, with immediate effect.
Born in the 60s, Katherine Beavis has seen computers come of age and now Dragon, alongside her other assistive technology, helps her deal with her busy working life.
It is sometimes easy to forget with all that has happened over the last 12 months that there was a world before pandemics, face masks, and vaccines, and equally that there will be a world after it. However, a look back over some of the regulatory enforcement action taken by the JFSC and GFSC during this time has revealed some interesting trends.
In 2018, Bermuda enacted legislation with respect to economic substance requirements for entities based in the jurisdiction. All other major offshore jurisdictions enacted similar legislation at the same time.
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Allen & Overy’s salary reviews for business services teams are still on hold, over three months since the firm’s lawyers received a belated pay boost. A&O’s business services groups underwent a pay freeze in the first quarter of the financial year, as the firm looked to shore up its finances in response to the pandemic. […]