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Data Page October 2014

Data page – October 2014

27 October 2014

The latest data page figures, compiled by Moneyfacts, are now available.

Will and testament

Nil-rate band legacies

27 October 2014By Lesley King

Wills made before 2007 by testators who by the date of death had acquired transferred nil-rate band have presented problems.

Royal Courts of Justice

Service by the courts

27 October 2014By Masood Ahmed

A recent case provides clarification and guidance on the issue of service by the courts in contravention of the claimant’s instructions.

Tornado fighters

Economic crime: corruption conundrum

27 October 2014By Marialuisa Taddia

The UK Bribery Act has been in force for over three years. But with charges yet to be brought against any company, lawyers have mixed views on proposals to expand it.

Jonathan Goldsmith

Laundry service

27 October 2014By

A new guide to detecting money laundering contains everything a lawyer needs to know.

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US Department of Justice

Getting tough on bribery

27 October 2014

The US sees honest conduct as ‘pro-business’.

Old Bailey

Is the ‘rule of law’ oversold?

20 October 2014

Are we not wrong to conflate compliance with high ethical standards?

Freshfields

Americans on the march

13 October 2014

M&A tables give our largest firms cause to reflect on their position in the global market.

Accountants

Counting on legal services

6 October 2014

In terms of resource, the big accountants dwarf our largest firms.

Rolls-building

Don’t milk the cash cow

29 September 2014

London needs to safeguard its status as the leading centre for international legal services.

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Sue Bramall

Sticking to it

31 October 2014By Sue Bramall

New initiatives that do not produce instant results are dismissed by lawyers. More patience and persistence are required.

Michael Cross

Land of the rising lawyer

30 October 2014By

Japan looks to build a global legal services industry. And it’s one that presents more of an opportunity than a threat. 

Rachel rothwell

Judges must be braver about hot-tubbing

29 October 2014By

Concurrent evidence is universally approved, so why aren’t more judges ordering it to take place?

Gill-Suzanne

Building time

28 October 2014By Suzanne Gill

It’s time property lawyers played their part in the big debates that will shape our built environment.

Eduardo Reyes

Should lawyers remain bored by tax?

27 October 2014By

If firms pay more attention to tax ‘leakage’, they could attract and retain more clients in a difficult practice area.

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