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What does the Budget 2021 mean for residential property?

As anticipated, the Chancellor in his 2021 Budget has extended the current Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday and has also introduced additional measures in the hope of boosting the property market. Our Residential Property team provide an overview.

How voice-based document production helps your firm win more business

Throughout the lifecycle management of a client, a great deal of correspondence and documentation is produced. This briefing explains how a speech-to-text document production process can transform client responsiveness and help the firm win more business.

The advantages of Freeports examined following Budget 2021

Businesses operating Freeports will benefit from more generous tax reliefs, customs benefits and wider government support, bringing investment, trade and jobs, but what exactly are the advantages businesses can expect to gain from operating in a Freeport?

Budget 2021: The employment implications

Rishi Sunak has announced the much-awaited budget for 2021 hailing protection for the “jobs and livelihoods of the British people”. Outlined below are the key elements impacting employers and their wider workforce.

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Clifford Chance is representing the studio behind hit game Fortnite in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) after Epic Games launched legal action against Apple and Google. The dispute concerns the defendants’ decision to remove Fortnite from their respective app stores in August 2020, which has spawned abuse of dominance claims from Epic which now seeks […]

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Addleshaws seeks to capitalise on PLC work with A&O hire

Addleshaw Goddard has recruited a corporate lawyer from Allen & Overy as its new head of corporate governance, as firms look to advise FTSE clients on matters such as ESG and compliance. A&O counsel Jaya Gupta is set to move to Addleshaws as a partner in London. She will join Addleshaws to lead its corporate governance […]

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Supreme Court backs FCA in landmark insurance case

The Supreme Court has substantially allowed an appeal brought by HSF client, the Financial Conduct Authority, in a highly-anticipated judgment over Covid-related business losses. Today’s judgment brings guidance for businesses and the watchdog as to whether certain business interruption policies linked to the pandemic relate to losses. Crucially, it means that businesses can make claims to […]

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Dentons wraps leadership process with new CEO appointment

Dentons has appointed a new UK, Ireland and Middle East chief executive officer, as Jeremy Cohen prepares to pass the baton after six years in the role. The firm’s Middle East managing partner Paul Jarvis is to take on the mantle from Cohen, who is due to step down at the end of April. Cohen […]

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Clifford Chance’s LLP accounts reveal £150m credit facility

Clifford Chance has renewed a five-year revolving credit facility of £150m, an amount disclosed in its latest LLP accounts. The firm took this step as it geared up to shield its business from the effects of the pandemic crisis last April, though it is understood there were plans afoot to renew regardless of the situation. […]

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