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General Counsel Update - November 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • November 24 2016

The outcome of the June 2016 Brexit referendum raised many significant questions of concern to business. We began our Brexit analysis 18 months before


Supreme Court rules in judicial review on scope of duty of confidentiality owed by public bodies
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 11 2016

The Supreme Court has granted judicial review of a decision by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs ("HMRC") to reveal confidential taxpayer information


Brexit: charting a new course
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, Global, OECD, United Kingdom, USA
  • September 16 2016

On 23 June 2016, a majority of voters in a Referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union (EU) voted for the UK to leave the EU. The vote


High Court of Justice in the Isle of Man finds the Isle of Man is not bound by English Supreme Court decisions in the area of trustee mistake
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Isle of Man, United Kingdom
  • September 6 2016

The High Court of Justice of the Isle of Man has indicated that the English Supreme Court decision in Pitt v Holt should not be followed in the Isle


Pensions E-Bulletin
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 25 2016

By virtue of a statutory instrument with the natty title of the Pensions Act 2004 (Code of Practice) (Governance and Administration of Occupational


Round-up of pensions developments: June 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 26 2016

In this edition we cast our eyes back over June 2016, the month during which the UK historically voted to leave the European Union. Brexit will


Policy guidance given by HMRC may give rise to a general legitimate expectation
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 18 2016

In R (Biffa Waste Services Limited) v the Commissioners for HMRC 2016 EWHC 1444 (Admin), the claimant company ("Biffa") challenged HMRC's


Round-up of pensions developments: May 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 24 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of HSF’s Pensions E-Bulletin - our monthly round-up of pensionsrelated legal developments. This month sees another


Project Blue Limited - a victory for the taxpayer or a loss for HMRC?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 31 2016

In the latest twist in the long-running saga of the Project Blue Limited SDLT case, the Court of Appeal has found in favour of the taxpayer - not


Tax effect of BREXIT - May 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 26 2016

This article has been prompted by the current debate and forthcoming referendum in the UK on the UK's membership of the European Union ("EU") and