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Budget 2021: Making sense of the UK infrastructure bank

With the publication of the ‘Policy Design’ for the UK Infrastructure Bank (“UKIB”), the UK Government has put “flesh on the bones” of its commitment to establish a national infrastructure bank. We look at some of the key issues for UKIB, and what its role might be in delivering government pledges to “level-up” the UK, reach Net Zero carbon by 2050 and meet the challenges of Brexit and COVID-19 recovery.

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?

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Norton Rose Fulbright is partially reimbursing its employees across Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA), who opted in to work a four-day week as part of the firm’s Flex scheme. The firm has said it will pay 50 per cent of the salary that was exchanged for reduced working hours under the voluntary scheme. A […]

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Simpson Thacher scoops City restructuring duo – at last

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has hired two partners from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Kirkland & Ellis as it kickstarts a restructuring practice in the City. The firm has recruited Adam Gallagher from the magic circle firm and James Watson from Kirkland. Gallagher is the more senior of the two hires, having been profiled in The […]

ITV kicks off first panel review since 2016

ITV has started its first panel review under the helm of general counsel Kyla Mullins, who joined the broadcaster in 2019 from EasyJet. It marks the first review conducted by Mullins, who took over the legal function of the broadcaster from Andrew Garard, who announced he was stepping down after nearly a decade in the […]

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