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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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Brick Court and Monckton barristers team up for NHS legal action

A former Leigh Day lawyer and barristers from Brick Court and Monckton are preparing legal proceedings against NHS England over a data deal with Silicon Valley firm Palantir. The claim is being brought by legal group Foxglove, with Rosa Curling leading the claim. Curling, who joined Foxglove from Leigh Day, is instructing Brick Court’s Victoria […]

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Litigation insurance broker launches funding arm

Litigation insurance broker, TheJudge, has launched a funding arm after it was taken over by a London-based provider over a year ago. The broker was acquired by Thomas Miller, an insurance and professional services company, in 2019. As part of the acquisition, the company has launched Erso Capital, a litigation funding specialist. Erso will be […]

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Clifford Chance calls in advisers to rethink property strategy

Clifford Chance has started to invite pitches from real estate agents to rethink its property strategy ahead of its City lease end, The Lawyer can reveal. The magic circle firm has hosted virtual meetings to gather ideas and proposals from agencies across London. Sources said the firm is looking to come up with options ahead […]

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