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SDLT Questionnaire – why so many questions?

September 8, 2022

If you are moving house for the first time in a while, or even buying your first home, you may be surprised to receive our standard Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) questionnaire. Not very long...

Druces promotes Antony Cotton to Partner

September 2, 2022

Druces is pleased to announce that Antony Cotton has been promoted to Partner within its Corporate Team. Antony is a banking and financial services law specialist, and he has served as the head of Druces’...

Streamlining the AQSE application process

August 26, 2022

On 22 August 2022, the Aquis Stock Exchange (“AQSE”) announced a consultation in respect of proposed changes to the rules governing admission to the Access and Apex segments. AQSE is proposing to streamline its application...

Business break-up? Send in the tax lawyers.

August 23, 2022

The inevitability of taxation makes it second only to you-know-what in the list of things we’d rather not contemplate.  So, when a business relationship breaks down or an investment turns sour (and you already have...

Trust Registration: September Deadline Approaches

August 19, 2022

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has now introduced stricter guidelines about which trusts must be registered with the Trust Registration Service (TRS). What is the TRS? The TRS is a register of trusts set up...

Economic Crime Act 2022 – Register of Overseas Entities

August 8, 2022

On 15th March 2022, the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 (the “Act”) received Royal Assent. According to the Government, the Act aims to tackle economic crime by delivering “transparency about who ultimately owns...

Selling your business? Consider a move to Monaco.

July 26, 2022

UK business owners, who are contemplating a sale of their business, are sometimes advised to consider leaving the UK.  Moving away (and taking up tax-residence outside the UK) opens up the possibility of mitigating the...