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The week on eprivateclient: Charles Russell Speechlys, EY, Withers and more...

19/01/2018 Will Sidery

A round up of the top stories on eprivateclient this week…

Monday

UK law firm Shoosmiths continues to expand its expertise in contentious trusts and probate with the recruitment of Tara McInnes, who will be based at the firm's Thames Valley office

According to reports The EU will seek to add British Overseas Territories to its tax haven blacklist in order to "force concessions during Brexit trade talks"

Tuesday

EY acquires RPR Partners to add to the stable of the Big Four advisory firm's United States private client services practice

Financial authorities in Jersey issue a warning to islanders and businesses following reports of intimidating ransom emails, where the recipient or their family’s lives are threatened unless bitcoins are paid to the fraudsters

A new report from the UK Parliament's Public Accounts Committee highlights concerns for customer service, tax credits recipients and more as HMRC undergoes major change

Wednesday

International law firm Withers makes a string of partner promotions across its London and US offices

The European Union (EU) proposes the removal eight jurisdictions from the blacklist of tax havens published in December with Panama, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Barbados, Grenada included among the eight

Thursday

Offshore law firm Carey Olsen makes four senior promotions across its Jersey and London offices, including that of trust and private wealth specialist, Nina Silva

HMRC releases a list of the top excuses for failing to file a tax return, including one man whose wife had “been seeing aliens and won’t let me enter the house”

Friday

Charles Russell Speechlys joins forces with sports law specialist firm Couchmans to bolster the former’s sport offering. Founding partner Nic Couchman will be the new head of sport at Charles Russell Speechlys with his team joining on 22 January

Guernsey based fiduciary firm - Trust Corporation International - adds Ken Bradley as a non-executive director from Barclays

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