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Company perspective on Jersey substance proposals

New proposed requirements for an economic substance test for Jersey tax-resident entities have been published to meet the requirements of the EU Code of Conduct Group. The reforms published today – and set to come into force on 1 January, subject to States approval – establish new tests for certain tax resident companies carrying on […]

Jersey substance proposals – Banking and Finance perspective

By Simon Felton New proposed requirements for an economic substance test for Jersey tax-resident entities have been published to meet the requirements of the EU Code of Conduct Group. The reforms published today – and set to come into force on 1 January, subject to States approval – establish new tests for certain tax resident companies […]

Fund managers’ perspective on Jersey substance proposals

By Niamh Lalor New proposed requirements for an economic substance test for Jersey tax-resident entities have been published to meet the requirements of the EU Code of Conduct Group. The reforms published today – and set to come into force on 1 January, subject to States approval – establish new tests for tax resident entities carrying […]

Pension transfers may result in Inheritance Tax Charge

By Dominic Cole Citywire has commented on the Court of Appeal decision of HMRC v Parry & Ors where the appellant argued that a lifetime pension scheme transfer was not a transfer of value for Inheritance Tax purposes. HMRC won on the contention that it was. The Court of Appeal also agreed with HMRC’s assertion that […]

China’s Supreme Court rules blockchain records as admissible legal evidence

By Imogen Jones In September 2018, China’s Supreme Court ruled blockchain records as admissible legal evidence. The Internet Courts in China can now use blockchain records to settle internet related legal disputes. If the relevant parties collect and store their data via blockchain, with digital signatures, reliable time stamps and hash value verification or via a digital […]

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Partners on the move

Taylor Joynson Garrett has expanded its commercial property department with the appointment of Adam Marks as a partner. Marks joins from West End firm Walsh Lawson, which will be formally taken over by Kingsley Napley at the end of March. Clarke Willmott & Clarke has gained planning specialist Stephen Pasterfield from Bristol firm, Lawrence Tucketts. […]

In brief: Smith Llewellyn

Smith Llewellyn, based in Swansea, is acting for three people who have won legal aid to launch a case against the makers of the anti-acne drug Roaccutane, which they say drove them into a deep depression. The firm says a further nine legal aid applications have been submitted and 15 more clients are poised to […]

Victim not villain, says suspect's lawyer

For a man who does not like lawyers becoming personally attached to their cases, it seems odd that Michael Holmes chose to become embroiled in the most emotionally charged case of the decade. The murder of Stephen Lawrence at a South London bus stop one night in April 1993 merited little public attention at first. […]

US law firm teams up with Radcliffes

AN OLD friendship between two South African ex-pats has brought US insurance law giant Cozen & O’Connor into a co-operation agreement with Westminster firm Radcliffes. As its first move towards establishing a London office, Cozens – which with 125 partners is the 20th biggest law firm in the US – is to share the office […]

Birmingham duo launch specialist tax MDP

A LONG-serving partner and an associate at Birmingham-based Morton Fisher are leaving the firm to set up a multi- disciplinary practice (MDP) specialising in providing financial services. Alan Meal, partner and departmental head of the business division at Morton Fisher, and associate Gareth Fatchett, both resigned at the end of last year. They are planning […]

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