Legal Updates


Why 2017 is the year to disclose any undeclared offshore income or gains to HMRC

17 Feb 2017

Over the last few years the tax world has become increasingly smaller, with HMRC receiving much publicity for its deals with both Switzerland and Lichtenstein, in particular. In 2017 it looks to get smaller still, as the agreement to exchange tax information between over 100 countries take effect. Our executive partner and tax investigations specialist, […]


General Data Protection Regulation – what is it and what should you be doing to prepare?

08 Feb 2017

On 24 October 2016, the government confirmed that, despite Brexit, the UK will still be implementing the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018 and reminded businesses that they should be taking steps to prepare for this now. To help you do so, we will be issuing a series of articles covering the […]


The UK is going to ratify the Unified Patent Court; what is it and what does this mean for Brexit?

08 Dec 2016

Baroness Neville-Rolfe, the Minister for Intellectual Property, recently announced that the UK still intends to ratify the Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA). Patent Agents have generally welcomed this announcement, although there is a wider divergence in the Legal Profession as to which clients this will assist. Broadly it is likely to […]


Taking Uber for a ride: tribunal gives Uber drivers worker status

14 Nov 2016

Hot on the heels of the ASOS worker’s scandal, app-based car hire company Uber has come under fire following a Tribunal decision which entitles their drivers to holiday and sick pay, among other worker’s rights. With over 40,000 Uber drivers in the UK, the decision is bound to create controversy, but what have the Tribunal […]

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