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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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DLA hires Freshfields partner as new head of finance

A former head of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s finance group has left the firm to take on a new role at DLA Piper. DLA has taken on David Trott to lead the practice from May 2021. Trott has been a partner at Freshfields since 1997 and led its global finance team between 2012 and 2016. His […]

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PCP Capital’s High Court claim fails against Barclays

The High Court has rejected PCP Capital’s claim against Barclays in a highly-anticipated judgment from Mr Justice Waksman, which ruled that Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan’s client is not entitled to the damages it sought. In a mammoth ruling handed down today, Waksman J concluded that PCP’s claim should be dismissed despite finding that Barclays […]

Funds held by Stephenson Harwood sparks scrap with former client

A multimillion-pound fee resting in Stephenson Harwood’s client account has sparked litigation from a former client that is seeking to reclaim funds, The Lawyer can reveal. Blue Power Group initiated legal action against Stephenson Harwood earlier this month, less than a year after the company was instructing the firm during a separate High Court matter […]

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