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‘Tax Day’ – government continues its campaign to tackle non-compliance

In the UK’s first ever ‘Tax Day’ on 23 March 2021, the government released more than 30 consultation documents relating to the future landscape of the UK tax regime. Whilst these documents scrutinised how taxes should be paid, opportunities for simplification and the potential of digitalisation, it was tackling non-compliance which was firmly in the spotlight once again. Tax & estate planning Partner, James Austen, gives his opinion on the proposed measures.

Fraud in the sub line market – should we be concerned?

In recent weeks, news of the JES Global Capital fraud committed by fund manager Elliot Smerling has come to light. Unfortunately, we live in world where fraud, much like death and taxes, is inevitable.

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The JLD blog: Career progression while remote working

Over the past year working from home has become the norm. But does working from home hinder your career progression? As junior lawyers we are told that face time with partners is key to progression, letting them know who we are what we are about and our capabilities. Even if as juniors we want to […]

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Just Eat GC joins cybersecurity unicorn Darktrace

Just Eat’s former general counsel has resurfaced at British cybersecurity company Darktrace as its new GC, ahead of the latter’s anticipated flotation. James Sporle joins Darktrace as GC and company secretary, nearly two years after overseeing Just Eat’s £6.2bn merger with Takeaway.com. He left Just Eat alongside deputy GC Isabelle Meyer earlier in the year, […]

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