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Moving to the Cayman Islands

Boasting an enviable lifestyle, modern infrastructure and a highly sophisticated financial services industry and all within a short flight of Miami and other US cities, the Cayman Islands check all the boxes for individuals seeking to relocate to a tax-neutral jurisdiction. As a result, the Cayman Islands have evolved into an increasingly popular place of residence for internationally mobile “remote-workers” and high-net-worth individuals from around the world.

FCA consults on new consumer duty in retail financial markets

Following the April 2019 publication of its feedback statement on a duty of care and potential alternative approaches, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is consulting until 31 July 2021 on a new Consumer Duty that would set clearer and higher expectations for firms’ standards of care towards consumers.

Tech companies: three things you should know from the 2021-22 Quebec budget

The Québec Budget 2021–2022 includes measures encouraging investment to accelerate technology adoption and strengthens several tax measures aimed at the technology sector. The three key tax measures that tech businesses and entrepreneurs should know about are discussed below.

Workplace testing and vaccinations: What employers need to know

Workplace testing has proven to be a crucial piece in the UK government’s jigsaw to get British business back on its feet. But how can businesses implement a workplace testing programme and will the vaccine roll out make a difference?



Do institutional clients threaten lawyer independence?

Last night I gave a talk at the Centre for Ethics and Law at University College London. Titled “Do Institutional Clients Threaten Lawyer Independence?” the short answer was a simple “yes”. Professional independence is conventionally considered both a hallmark and bulwark of professional practice, with collective independence – the idea of self-regulation – and individual […]

Charles Russell Speechlys takes over PIP defence from BLM

Charles Russell Speechlys has replaced BLM as lawyer to thousands of British women bringing a group claim over faulty breast implants, The Lawyer can reveal. Charles Russell Speechlys partner Prav Reddy came on the record last week (5 January), taking over from BLM product liability head Jim Sherwood. The case is listed as one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases […]

This week’s top 15 legal briefings

The latest curated top legal briefings of the week With 2016 upon us many will be struggling to get back into the swing of their working day. After all, it can be hard after a week or two on holiday eating copious amounts of food and drinking too heavily. However, the festive period can be […]

Serjeants’ Inn’s John Beggs QC enters the Hot 100

John Beggs QC of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers has been ranked as one of “the best lawyers in the business” with his inclusion in The Lawyer’s Hot 100. John, one of 10 barristers in this list, is described as “the  go-to man for a policeman facing the courts.” For the full report please click here.

Revealed: the firms that hire most trainees from their paralegals

Exclusive research by Lawyer 2B has revealed the firms which recruit most heavily from their paralegal pool. Among the large firms which offered a significant number of training contracts to their own paralegals is Trowers & Hamlins, which recruited 40 per cent of its 2015 trainee intake from among its own paralegals. In August, Lawyer 2B […]

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