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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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A&O hires new CMO from magic circle rival

Allen & Overy has hired its new global chief marketing and communications officer from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Lucy Murphy joins the firm in July after over a decade at Freshfields. At A&O, she replaces Richard Grove, who is retiring from the firm after nearly 14 years. The new role means Murphy will have now held […]

BCLP’s New Law arm makes senior EMEA hire as revenue surpasses £1m

BCLP’s NewLaw arm Cubed has introduced a new client-focused role to boost expansion in the EMEA region, following new ambitions for the development of the business driven by positive financials. Cubed has brought in a head of account management for EMEA in the form of Kirsty Dougan, who was previously head of Asia-Pacific for Vario, […]

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