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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?

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Taylor Wessing loses privilege appeal in long-running data row

There was yet another twist in the case of Dawson-Damer v Taylor Wessing today, as the Court of Appeal ruled that the firm could not rely on legal advice privilege in the matter of a data request from a former client. Taylor Wessing was up against McDermott Will & Emery and two silks from Serle Court […]

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Knights’ growth spurt continues with acquisition of two more mid-tier stalwarts

Listed law firm Knights has continued its rapid expansion with the acquisition of two firms in the UK 100-200 bracket. Shulmans of Leeds and ASB Law of Crawley are the latest firms to be taken over, following a spate of acquisitions including North West firm Turner Parkinson; Leicester-based Spearing Waite and Cummins Solicitors, as well […]

The virus is not the only crisis

It’s hard to think of anything else right now other than the coronavirus, but the world doesn’t stop, and you might have noticed that there is another weighty issue that has also made the leap from global public consciousness into the legal market, particularly over the past year: climate change. Largely thanks to the efforts […]

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