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HMRC targeting high street accountants with threatening letters

Published on 14 December 2015

HMRC broadening its focus to ordinary high street accountants

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17% increase in attempts by businesses to block trade mark applications by rivals

Published on 14 December 2015

Businesses have stepped up attempts to block rivals registering conflicting trade marks in the last year, with the number of attempts to block trade marks increasing by 17% to 2,070 up from 1,775 in the previous 12 months*, says City law firm RPC.

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RPC advises Daily Mail and General Trust on £29m sale of Wowcher

Published on 04 December 2015

Leading City-headquartered law firm RPC has advised the Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) on the sale of Wowcher to a newly formed online voucher business, to be controlled by private equity group, Exponent. Exponent was advised by Allen & Overy.

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Financial crime due diligence failures will now be punished more harshly than ever

Published on 26 November 2015

Bankers need to get over the embarrassment factor of asking where money has come from FCA now far stricter on who banks can deal with

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City firm bands together with West End star on Christmas music project

Published on 23 November 2015

RPC Harmony works with Jon Boydon, star of The Jersey Boys, to record Christmas song to help support homeless charity.

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RPC wins landmark property valuation case at the Court of Appeal

Published on 05 November 2015

RPC, the City law firm, has won an important case at the Court of Appeal, successfully overturning a decision that had incorrectly ruled that its client’s property valuation was negligent.

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HMRC should not bankrupt taxpayers receiving Accelerated Payment Notices

Published on 03 November 2015

HRMC should give an undertaking that they will not force individuals into bankruptcy through the use of its controversial powers to demand payment of disputed tax upfront, says City law firm RPC.

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RPC strengthens Corporate Insurance and Financial Services team with hire of former Worldpay Corporate General Counsel

Published on 05 October 2015

City-headquartered law firm RPC has hired former Worldpay Corporate General Counsel Matthew Griffith as a partner in its market-leading Corporate Insurance and Financial Services team.

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HMRC making increasing use of ‘nudge’ letters to circumvent normal disputes process

Published on 22 September 2015

RPC, the City-headquartered law firm, says that HMRC is increasingly using ‘nudge’ letters to circumvent the normal dispute resolution process and put pressure on individuals currently engaged in a dispute with the taxman.

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