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January 23, 2022

Tencent’s Investment in Monzo: Considerations, Threats and Impacts

Hanna Bajwa discusses Tencent's investment in Monzo and its broader implications for the UK.
December 27, 2021

Shell dropping “Royal Dutch” to be part of “Royal England”?

Eunice Foo discusses Royal Dutch Shell's shareholders' decision to change its tax structure and move headquarters to the UK and its impact on companies with similar business models and law firms.
November 26, 2021

The lights are off, but people ARE at home!

It is quite normal for around 13 energy providers to fail each year. But as you will already know 2021 is not a normal year. Since […]
November 24, 2021

The Next Generation of Crimes: Cryptocurrency Frauds

Cryptocurrency fraud is on the rise. Vinita discusses how this comes about and what we can do to curb it.
November 23, 2021

Inflation – staying or going?

Inflation – staying or going? Inflation. Until recently I’ve not known much about it. Well, apart from that I didn’t like it. Not too much of […]
October 28, 2021

Norway – Norges Bank to Raise Interest Rates to ‘Normalize’ Economy

The central bank of Norway, Norges Bank, has decided to increase interest rates in September this year to balance financial imbalances from long periods of low interest rates and speed up the return to normal output and employment levels.
October 17, 2021

Elon – watch out. Polestar IPO valued at $20 billion

The Deal The electric-carmaker, Polestar, is set to go public through a merger with Gores Guggenheim Inc via SPAC deal. Whilst the Swedish company have declined […]
October 10, 2021

Solicitors’ lives outside of the profession

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) recently warned that the private lives of solicitors ‘cannot be completely disregarded’ and that tribunal panels should be audacious when upholding […]
October 9, 2021

National Insurance Increase – “The right, the fair and the reasonable”?

Chloe Pearson discusses the repercussions of the government's announcement that from April 2022, individuals and businesses will have an increased tax liability as NI is set to incur a 1.25 per cent increase.