Steps to be taken to protect you from becoming the subject of fraud

Richard Betts

Unfortunately, it would appear that solicitors’ firms and their clients are increasingly becoming the targets of fraud and the types of fraud being perpetrated are becoming more sophisticated.

The SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority) has issued guidance on this and reiterates that Principle 10 of the SRA Principles 2011 requires you to protect client money and assets.

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Welcome to our corporate finance update

James Lay

It has been an exciting time at Larking Gowen over recent months and as we reach the mid-point of 2015 it gives me great pleasure to provide the first of our new Corporate Finance Updates.

In terms of our deal experience, the last 12 months built considerably on the growing activity levels seen in previous years, and this positivity seems set to continue for some time to come.

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Budget 2015! Part Deux

Michael Morter

Back in March we heard the first Budget speech of the year, and with the General Election looming, I was pretty confident it would not be the only Budget of 2015. As predicted, a second Budget will be heard on 8 July!

So what can we expect in terms of tax changes? If the pre-election pledges are anything to go by then we could see:

Increases to the personal allowance and higher-rate income tax threshold – although I would imagine these will be gradual, spread over several tax years.

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More snippets of advice from the SRA

Martin Bugg

Once again, my blog contains some recent guidance and news which has been announced by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and The Law Society.

Is it time to get paperless?

Recently the SRA has raised the issue of storage of old files and has put together some observations of what firms should be considering.

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Are renewables the answer to the “trilema”?

Earlier this week I chaired a round-table of the ICAEW Energy & Natural Resources Group. We had deliberately scheduled a discussion on UK government outlook and policy for the renewables sector, four weeks on from the general election. When planning, we didn’t know we’d have a new Energy Secretary in the form of Amber Rudd.

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