Monthly Archives: October 2023

Articles of association and shareholders’ agreements: what you need to know

In this podcast, Partner Ragavan Arunachalam and Associate Helen Ingram define articles of association and shareholders’ agreements and discuss key considerations to have when preparing them. Topics covered include: What are a company’s articles and shareholders’ agreement? What should articles …

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Destination UK: Tax tips & relocation advice

UK pre-arrival tax and estate planning Relocating to the UK exposes an individual to UK tax to varying degrees. How and when that tax arises depends on the date from when they are first treated as UK tax resident.  This …

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Trans woman awarded £25,000 for being deadnamed by employer

A Trans woman was awarded just over £25,000 after successfully bringing a claim against her employer for direct discrimination on the grounds of her gender identity (often referred to as ‘gender reassignment’ which is the language used in the Equality …

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Citibank wins employment tribunal against banker claiming expenses for his partner’s sandwich

Citibank has won an employment tribunal after dismissing a worker who claimed subsistence expenses for himself and his partner, and denied it. Szabolcs Fekete had accused the bank of unfair dismissal after he was fired in 2022 for gross misconduct. …

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The implications of inheritance tax

Conservative MPs, led by former chancellor Nadhim Zahawi and former business secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg, are advocating for the abolition of inheritance tax in the UK. They argue that the freeze on the inheritance tax threshold, which has been fixed at …

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Planning Across the Pond (Part 2)

Aidan Grant returns with Reshma Shah of Duane Morris to explore the intricacies of estate planning in the US and how this can change where a UK taxpayer becomes a part of the equation. Run time: 18 minutes

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Could there be consumer duty failure claims within your distribution chain?

The consumer duty came into effect on July 31 and has far-reaching implications for both new and existing financial products or services that are open to sale and renewal. It marks a significant shift in the regulatory landscape and introduces …

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Employment Law Update Seminar: the key points

Hybrid working – Tania Goodman, Head of Employment Hybrid working is probably the biggest change to working life in a generation fuelled by homeworking during the Pandemic and causing a major shift in employee expectations. Employers should try and strike …

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FCA issues 146 alerts in first 24 hours of new crypto marketing regime

Since yesterday, 8 October 2023 all firms marketing cryptoassets to UK consumers, including firms based overseas, have been required to comply with the UK’s financial promotion regime, which has just been extended to cover cryptoassets. The UK Government’s stated aim …

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Regulators outline plans to improve diversity in financial services

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) recently announced proposals to strengthen diversity and inclusion strategies in the firms they regulate, alongside greater regulation of non-financial misconduct. The new proposals suggest the implementation of targets to …

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