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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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Accountancy firm’s GC moves over to Clydes

Clyde & Co has hired a partner in its London office from accountancy firm RSM. Penrose Foss joins the firm’s London office after almost a decade as RSM’s general counsel. She joins the firm’s accountants’ liability and regulatory investigations team. Foss has experience of advising on risk management issues as well as defending complex, high-value […]

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Gateley downsizes Reading office as firm goes agile

Gateley is moving offices in Reading, as the listed firm transitions to a more agile working structure. The firm founded its Reading office in 2015, shortly after it became the first UK firm to list on the London Stock Exchange. The firm has since occupied a floor on Abbey Square but is moving to nearby […]

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CMS extends sabbaticals to new partners

CMS is extending the option to take sabbaticals to the newest members of its partnership, as the business world moves toward more flexibility and balance between life and work as a result of the pandemic. Sources told The Lawyer that the firm had been mulling the idea of providing this opportunity to its younger partners […]

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Barrister of the week: Old Square Chambers’ Melanie Tether

Last week’s judgment regarding workers’ rights was a victory of epic proportions for those in the gig economy, as the Supreme Court slapped down Uber’s argument and sided with the drivers. One of the counsel members taking part in the hearing was Old Square’s Melanie Tether, who supported chambers’ colleague Oliver Segal QC after the […]

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