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More developments in relation to the CJRS

Just as employers are getting to grips with flexible furlough, yet more changes have been announced in respect of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). We examine the impact of these changes for employers.

Brexit 1.0 done. Brexit 2.0 looms: what’s next?

The UK formally left the EU six months ago. This article sets out some of the key points about the next stage of the Brexit process at the end of the transition period – Brexit 2.0 – and a link to a guide on what businesses need to do now.

CJRS – employers who overclaim face costly consequences

Following the arrest of a man on suspicion of defrauding the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) by £495,000, HMRC has now published guidance to help employers who have received grants under the scheme that they were not entitled to receive.

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Trustees – finding certainty in uncertain times

There is an old saying, attributed to the French Philosopher Voltaire, that ‘doubt is not a pleasant condition but certainty is an absurd one’. For trustees of trusts governed by the laws of the Cayman Islands (Cayman), and indeed for trustees worldwide, doubt as to the future value of trust assets (and as to the future needs or actions of beneficiaries) may be their new default condition as they deal with the upheaval brought on by recent global events.

Update on economic substance in the Cayman Islands

Along with its fellow Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories, the Cayman Islands now has comprehensive economic substance legislation, under which in-scope entities that carry on particular activities are required to demonstrate economic substance in Cayman.




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Macfarlanes and HFW look to women for 2020 promotions round

Macfarlanes and HFW have announced their partner promotions for 2020, making up five women and three men between them. Macfarlanes has added two women to its partnership in London. Financial services lawyer Alexandra Green and tax lawyer Alicia Thomas will be made up as of 1 May 2020. Green joined Macfarlanes in 2016, having trained […]

Brick Court recruits Uber barrister from Fountain Court

Two junior barristers have joined Brick Court Chambers, including a tenant of Fountain Court. James McClelland has made the move over to Brick Court from rival magic circle set Fountain Court alongside Sarah Bousfield, who joins from 39 Essex Court. Both will bring their existing caseload over with them, including Uber’s high-profile appeal against Transport […]

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