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What does the Budget 2021 mean for residential property?

As anticipated, the Chancellor in his 2021 Budget has extended the current Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday and has also introduced additional measures in the hope of boosting the property market. Our Residential Property team provide an overview.

How voice-based document production helps your firm win more business

Throughout the lifecycle management of a client, a great deal of correspondence and documentation is produced. This briefing explains how a speech-to-text document production process can transform client responsiveness and help the firm win more business.

The advantages of Freeports examined following Budget 2021

Businesses operating Freeports will benefit from more generous tax reliefs, customs benefits and wider government support, bringing investment, trade and jobs, but what exactly are the advantages businesses can expect to gain from operating in a Freeport?

Budget 2021: The employment implications

Rishi Sunak has announced the much-awaited budget for 2021 hailing protection for the “jobs and livelihoods of the British people”. Outlined below are the key elements impacting employers and their wider workforce.

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DWF GC moves back into retail with Ocado role

The general counsel and company secretary of DWF is leaving the listed business to take on a similar position within the Ocado Group. Mollie Stoker joins Ocado as deputy GC after the move of in-house lawyer Jonathan Wiseman to the retail arm of the grocer. She is leaving DWF after becoming GC on its listing […]

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Penningtons Manches makes first strategic Asia hire following merger

UK firm Penningtons Manches Cooper has made its first partner hire in Singapore following its 2019 merger, in what is also its first steps towards building an Asian corporate practice. As part of its strategic expansion in Asia, Penningtons has hired corporate partner Nick Dingemans in Singapore from UK rival Watson Farley Williams, where he […]

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Supreme Court backs FCA in landmark insurance case

The Supreme Court has substantially allowed an appeal brought by HSF client, the Financial Conduct Authority, in a highly-anticipated judgment over Covid-related business losses. Today’s judgment brings guidance for businesses and the watchdog as to whether certain business interruption policies linked to the pandemic relate to losses. Crucially, it means that businesses can make claims to […]

Shoosmiths appoints inaugural GC

Shoosmiths has appointed its head of personal advisory as its first general counsel (GC). Richard Follis takes on the inaugural GC role at the 196-partner firm, where he will enhance focus on managing the increasing compliance burden required to support business activity, as well as take on the quality and risk responsibilities that sit with […]

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