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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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Data is the new oil. The question facing law firms is whether they should sell it, give it away or use it to make themselves more efficient. How firms answer this question in the context of their market, as well as their effectiveness in matching investment to their strategic priorities, will be the difference between […]

DAC Beachcroft snares five-partner insurance team from BLM

DAC Beachcroft has added further depth to its Scottish offering, picking up a five-partner team from insurance specialist BLM. The team, made up of insurance litigation partners Louise Gallagher, Gillian Rushbury, Rachel Rough, Iain Buchanan and Jamie Varney join DACB’s Glasgow office today. The departing team are all from ex-Scottish practice HBM Sayers, which merged […]

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