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The Lawyer: Ask the experts

Mishcon de Reya's Chief Strategy Office, Nick West, talks to The Lawyer about what clients need to know about e-discovery:

Zipvit: diluting the fundamental right to recover input VAT?

Should a customer lose its ability to claim input tax credit for the VAT which its supplier should have accounted to HMRC in respect of the relevant supplies? Logic dictates that this right should not be lost; but that is not the decision the UT ultimately reached in Zipvit.

July- Private Client Briefing from Tax Journal

Speed Read: Three decisions of the First-tier Tribunal this month, one indicating that a taxpayer beneficiary should not assume information disclosed in the trustees' tax return will be known by the HMRC officer dealing with his personal return; another that a penalty can be suspended, with conditions, even for a one off error; and the third that where a partner disagrees with the profit share shown in the partnership return, he should include in his personal return the amount he considers to be correct. An ECJ decision that may prove useful to practitioners dealing with estates where a UK resident had accounts in EU branches of UK-based financial institutions; and a welcome expansion of investors' relief to trusts.

Trust and estates disputes - Back on board

With high-profile trust and estates disputes providing a rich diet to private client specialists for some time, City firms have recently made the push to get in on the act.

Injunctions in pharmaceutical patent cases: the approach of the English courts and the likely impact of the UPC

In English patent litigation an injunction is a ‘formidable weapon’ for patentees and (usually) the principal remedy sought following a successful infringement action.

4MLD: stricter UK transparency rules & EU to follow UK’s lead on PSC registers?

he European Commission has proposed Fourth Money Laundering Directive (4MLD) amendments and early implementation.

A new asset class? Shareholder actions in the UK

Richard Leedham, a partner in Mishcon de Reya's Dispute Resolution department, addresses the growth of shareholder class actions in the UK.

A week after vote, eurozone already making eyes at London's clearing business

European officials are eyeing London's lucrative euro-clearing business even before the U.K. formally declares it is leaving the EU, and lawyers said they have a good chance of wresting it away to the eurozone.

Forbes: What Brexit Means For British Businesses

Regarding immigration, Mishcon de Reya suggests employers should encourage eligible EEA employees who have been in the UK for five years to apply for permanent residence, and also that employers might consider applying for a Tier 2 sponsor license if they don’t already have one.

Cohabitees on the edge of legality

According to a recent House of Commons briefing, the number of opposite sex cohabiting couples doubled between 1996 and 2015.

June Private Client Briefing from Tax Journal

In McQuillian v HMRC, shares with no dividend rights were held not to be part of a company's ordinary share capital for entrepreneurs' relief purposes.

In the club

Kathryn Garbett & Robin Preston-Jones discuss confidentiality clubs

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Brexit could affect European Premier League player imports warns expert lawyer

A leading sports immigration lawyer has warned some European players may no longer be able to play in the Premier League if Britain votes to leave the European Union next week.

VAT Exemption for Payment Services

In two judgments given together on 26 May (without recourse to an opinion from the Advocate General), the ECJ has provided further guidance on the VAT treatment of payment card processing services, in particular whether they are exempt from VAT as transactions concerning transfers.

Stealing Company Data Results in Criminal Record

The recent conviction of Mark Lloyd brings a clear warning to departing employees - taking customer lists to your new job could land you with a criminal record.

‘Women less comfortable with confrontations’ comment draws reaction

Women in property have spoken out after a panelist at this week’s British Property Federation conference said women were held back as they struggled to deal with travel and were less comfortable dealing with confrontation.

'A transformed business': Mishcon unveils ten-year strategy

Following a year-long consultation with the partnership and external advisers, high-flying City firm Mishcon de Reya has revealed a refreshed business strategy for the next decade, with a target to lift UK revenue by 40% to £175m within the next three years.

Susan Freeman comments on Build to Rent sector

Developers and investors have written to the housing minister proposing a three-point action plan that could see more than 250,000 extra homes built for rent.

CSO Nick West speaks to The Lawyer

Mishcon de Reya chief strategy officer Nick West discusses the “incredibly exciting” field of artificial intelligence in The Lawyer’s 60-second interview on key topics from the upcoming Business Leadership Summit.

Arbitration and the common law

Mishcon de Reya Managing Associate, Zachary Segal, responds to lord chief justice Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd's recent comments on the rise of arbitration in England.