Feed

23/07/2021
Con­sumer pro­tec­tion re­forms (again) – this time, will they stick?
Des­pite prom­ises that Brexit would be an op­por­tun­ity to ‘slash the red tape’ and ‘un­shackle’ the UK from un­ne­ces­sary EU reg­u­la­tion, new con­sumer pro­tec­tion pro­pos­als seek to im­pose stricter con­trols...
23/07/2021
Com­pet­i­tion & Mar­kets Au­thor­ity loses con­sumer re­dress test case
CMS has suc­cess­fully de­fen­ded care home pro­vider, Care UK, in an im­port­ant con­sumer re­dress test case pur­sued by the Com­pet­i­tion & Mar­kets Au­thor­ity (CMA). The High Court judg­ment has wide im­plic­a­tions...
23/07/2021
Draft Fin­ance Bill 2021-22: key tax changes for the real es­tate sec­tor
The pub­lic­a­tion of draft le­gis­la­tion to be in­cluded in the Fin­ance Bill 2021-22, along­side sev­er­al con­sulta­tions and re­sponses, her­alds sig­ni­fic­ant changes for tax in the real es­tate sec­tor. Real Es­tate...
23/07/2021
The Whole­sale Mar­kets Re­view – fine-tun­ing the Mi­FID II re­gime?
On 1 Ju­ly 2021, HM Treas­ury pub­lished a con­sulta­tion pa­per launch­ing its Whole­sale Mar­kets Re­view, which is pitched as an op­por­tun­ity to make the UK’s fin­an­cial ser­vices rule­book “nimble and fit for...
23/07/2021
UK trans­port de­car­bon­isa­tion strategy: Im­pact for road trans­port
On 14 Ju­ly 2021, the UK De­part­ment for Trans­port pub­lished the fol­low­ing: The wide-reach­ing policy plan on de­car­bon­ising trans­port and the tar­gets and am­bi­tions re­quired to meet the UK’s net-zero...
23/07/2021
Qual­i­fy­ing As­set Hold­ing Com­pan­ies (“QAHCs”) – im­port­ant new UK tax re­liefs
As part of its drive to in­crease the at­tract­ive­ness of the UK as an as­set man­age­ment and in­vest­ment hub, the UK Gov­ern­ment has an­nounced pro­pos­als for a gen­er­ous new re­gime for the tax­a­tion of UK res­id­ent...
01/12/2021
Dis­putes 101 - Com­pet­i­tion Dis­putes & Com­pet­i­tion Class Ac­tions
Wel­come to the Dis­putes 101: CMS Au­tumn We­bin­ar Series This series will take place over 11 weeks, every Wed­nes­day from 8 Septem­ber – 1 Decem­ber 2021 at 2-3pm. Part­ners and as­so­ci­ates from CMS’ lit­ig­a­tion...
24/11/2021
Dis­putes 101 - Emer­gency Meas­ures
Wel­come to the Dis­putes 101: CMS Au­tumn We­bin­ar Series This series will take place over 11 weeks, every Wed­nes­day from 8 Septem­ber – 1 Decem­ber 2021 at 2-3pm. Part­ners and as­so­ci­ates from CMS’ lit­ig­a­tion...
17/11/2021
Dis­putes 101 - Reg­u­lat­ory Ac­tion and Pub­lic Law Claims
Wel­come to the Dis­putes 101: CMS Au­tumn We­bin­ar Series This series will take place over 11 weeks, every Wed­nes­day from 8 Septem­ber – 1 Decem­ber 2021 at 2-3pm. Part­ners and as­so­ci­ates from CMS’ lit­ig­a­tion...
22/07/2021
Video high­lights from the CMS Smart Cit­ies and ESG Roundtable event fea­tur­ing...
22/07/2021
5 things to take away from the FCA’s Busi­ness Plan
On 15 Ju­ly, the FCA pub­lished its Busi­ness Plan and set out its key pri­or­it­ies for the year ahead. There is much talk about the FCA’s own in­tern­al trans­form­a­tion pro­gramme and how the or­gan­isa­tion in­tends...
22/07/2021
Gov­ern­ment an­nounces new duty on em­ploy­ers to pre­vent sexu­al har­ass­ment...
Yes­ter­day the Gov­ern­ment pub­lished its long awaited re­sponse to the Con­sulta­tion on sexu­al har­ass­ment in the work­place. Al­though em­ploy­ers have been bound by non-dis­crim­in­a­tion and har­ass­ment ob­lig­a­tions...