The week on eprivateclient: Berwin Leighton Paisner, PAM Awards winners, Shakira and more...

02/03/2018 Will Sidery

A look at the top stories on eprivateclient this week…


Richard Major, A Yorkshire based tax adviser with over 17 years’ experience joins specialist advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts to launch a new service for individuals, business owners and family investment companies in the region

Two men and one woman are arrested as part of an ongoing investigation by HMRC into a suspected £1 million tax fraud. More than 120 officers from HMRC searched two private and 16 business addresses across Northern Ireland as part of the investigation


Berwin Leighton Paisner partners green light a merger with US law firm Bryan Cave. The new firm – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner – will have a presence in 17 US cities, eight offices in Europe and a further four in Asia and the Middle East

Camilla Wallace, head of private wealth at Wedlake Bell, speaking at the sixth eprivateclient Leadership Seminar last week (22/02/2018), explained the importance of good communication to good leadership. Ms Wallace’s talk followed that of KPMG’s Greg Limb and Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth’s Ros Bever who also spoke at the event in London


The Dutch Finance Minister, Menno Snel, sets out plans to transform the tax regime in the Netherlands by tackling tax evasion and avoidance through “appropriate measures”

Reports emerge that Colombian pop singer Shakira has handed over EUR20 million to Spanish tax authorities over unpaid tax from 2011. The singer however faces more tax bills for the years 2012-2014 


Research carried out by accountancy firm Moore Stephens finds that half of owner-managed businesses in the Channel Islands consider a shortage of skilled staff as a key concern, compared to just 41 percent of businesses in the United Kingdom

Research from Octopus Investments finds that over half (54 percent) of UK adults do not whether ISAs are exempt from inheritance tax (IHT), while a fifth (21 percent) incorrectly believe they are


The 2018 PAM Awards results are revealed following a gala dinner in London last night (Thursday 1 March)…

Welsh law firm Howells Solicitors bolsters its private client offering with the appointment of a new partner from London law firm Radcliffes LeBrasseur

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