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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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Cadwalader opens Dublin hub in Brexit move

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has opened its doors in the Republic of Ireland, giving the firm a greater presence in the European Union. London is the firm’s sole European office, having called time on its Brussels operations in the financial year 2019/20. The firm secured premises in Dublin’s Fitzwilliam Place at the start of February, […]

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A&O hands out Covid bonus as Slaughters holds firm

Allen & Overy has joined the slew of firms handing out Covid-19 bonuses, while employees at Slaughter and May will not be receiving one. A&O is handing Covid-19 bonuses of 5 per cent, following the likes of Clifford Chance, Linklaters and Herbert Smith Freehills, which have rewarded staff in recognition of their hard work over the past year. […]

Case study: Sarah Holford on improving business engagement through tech

Today’s “Success Stories” case study features Sarah Holford, the head of legal and compliance at Scania, a heavy goods vehicle company part of the Volkswagen Group. When promoted to this position in January 2019, Holford’s remit was to deliver change and to help the legal function become more commercial and approachable. In this video, she […]

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