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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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Revealed: The top 15 appeals of 2021

As showcased in The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases last month, litigants are lining up for a busy 2021, with further disputes set to be heard in both the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Here are the challenges to look out for. Several of this year’s appeals have previously appeared in The Lawyer’s Top 20 […]

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Ex-Government lawyer lands new role at Linklaters

Linklaters has hired Jonathan Jones QC, the former Treasury Solicitor and head of the UK Government Legal Department (GLD), months after he decided to leave his post. Jones’ departure was revealed last August as the UK Government faced scrutiny over its plans to clarify parts of the Northern Ireland protocol, which formed a section of […]

Clifford Chance’s digital arm CEO departs after three years

The chief executive officer of Clifford Chance‘s digital products unit Applied Solutions has left the business after three years. Jeroen Plink, the New York-based leader of the firm’s unit, has departed after growing the arm from a concept to a revenue-generating venture. Turnover first reached around £610,934 last year, matching an aim revealed by The Lawyer when the […]

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