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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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Battersea Power Station legal chief appointed deputy CEO

Battersea Power Station Development Company’s chief legal officer (CLO) has been appointed deputy chief executive officer (CEO). Madonna Kinsey will continue to operate as CLO in addition to her new role as deputy CEO, which sees her supporting the CEO in all respects across the Battersea Power Station project. CEO Simon Murphy previously occupied the […]

“It’s not all about presenteeism and long hours”

EY head of law for UK and Ireland Philip Goodstone talks to The Lawyer about building resilience, looking after each other and championing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. COVID-19 has meant dealing with a constant level of uncertainty, something that some lawyers – who are used to working to schedule – may struggle with. […]

Black History Month: Doughty Street’s Tunde Okewale

I initially wanted to be an athlete and had aspirations to be an Olympian. When I was 16 – with some prodding from my parents I focussed on academics. I was a good sprinter but there are a lot of transferable skills – one of them being self-motivated – something that is very important at […]

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DACB re-elects senior partner for second term

DAC Beachcroft has reappointed Virginia Clegg for a second term as senior partner. Clegg was re-elected unopposed for a second term as senior partner, and will begin her new five-year term on 1 May 2021. It will mean that by the end of her next tenure, she would have held the role for a decade. […]

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