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Jersey to introduce taxation for enveloped property transactions

At present, the purchase of a property through the acquisition of the share capital of a property owning company is exempt from stamp duty. However, the State of Jersey shortly intends to bring forward legislation to impose a tax equivalent to stamp duty on such a sale, effectively closing the “loophole”.

Changes to sponsorship for care workers

Following on from the Migration Advisory Committee’s annual report, the Government have announced welcome changes to the Health and Care visa route.

What’s happening with green and sustainability-linked loans in 2022?

Even if you haven’t accessed green finance yet, chances are you will do in the future. While there are many barriers to overcome before green finance can be considered mainstream, it is widely believed that one day all finance will have an element of green.

Working week wonders?

Employees across the country have been sharing the announcement this week that a four day working week pilot has launched in England.

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Paddy Power Betfair legal head takes new role after group restructure

Paddy Power Betfair’s former legal chief has been appointed to a new role following Flutter Entertainment’s integration of The Stars Group this year. Reg Ozcan has taken on the role of director of legal, UK & Ireland at Flutter, where he will oversee a combined legal team made up of the Paddy Power and Betfair […]

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

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Slater & Gordon to cut roles in redundancy round

Slater & Gordon is embarking on a redundancy consultation, this time targeting a segment of its fee-earner population. The move is understood to affect up to ten roles across fee-earners and business services staff working in areas such as employment and family claims, as well as property, wills and trusts advice across its UK offices. […]

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DLA Piper drafts in BCLP for negligence claim from cruise operator

DLA Piper is facing a multimillion-pound negligence claim from a cruise ship operator after allegations that partners provided substandard legal advice. In a High Court claim brought by Premier Cruises Limited (PCL), which is represented by maritime boutique Tatham & Co, court documents contain allegations relating to Moscow-based partner Philip Lamzin and London partner Linos […]

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Judge rules in favour of Addleshaws client in latest Apollo scrap

A High Court judge has ruled that Addleshaw Goddard’s client, Lopesan Touristik, can bring its claim against Apollo European Principal in England and Spain. The dispute stems from a sale and purchase agreement between Lopesan and Spanish company Oldavia over a series of hotels in the region, particularly that of the Buenaventura hotel. Oldavia is […]

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