Practice Notes: Financial services & Tax

Covid recovery wealth tax

Matthew Duncan considers the implications of a proposed wealth tax to help fund significant shortfalls in the public purse

04 Feb 2021

Money-laundering: register by Sunday or stop tax advice work

Firms and freelance solicitors have until Sunday 10 January to check whether any of their tax advice work falls within the new definition for money-launder

05 Jan 2021

Post-Brexit trade deal: limited rights for lawyers are better than none

UK solicitors and barristers will, as New Year dawns, still be able to advise EU clients on UK and public international law
 

29 Dec 2020

Proposed wealth tax an ‘exceptional’ crisis response

A so-called wealth tax on UK individuals has been proposed by the Wealth Tax Commission as a crisis response to covid-19

09 Dec 2020

From doleiros in Janeiros to London’s real estate

Lawyers must break the chain of financial crime, Stephen Baker and Jessica Henson say
 

25 Nov 2020

Saving for the future

The benefits of a pension scheme for self-employed partners far outweigh the complexity of the pension rules, according to Howard Hackney 

21 Oct 2020

Check frozen assets list, urges SRA

Solicitors must check the latest treasury list of frozen assets and report by 16 October if they are holding client monies subject to financial sanctions

09 Sep 2020

Valuable opportunities

Covid-19 is impacting on valuations and potential opportunities in private client, says Matthew Duncan

08 Jul 2020

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