Legal Business

Fault lines – tax, Brexit and what the general election means to City lawyers

After a relatively stable coalition government, Britain goes to the polls amid huge uncertainty, with the main parties far apart on key policies. Legal Business assesses the manifestos to identify the issues impacting the City and the profession.

‘You can follow all the polls but the money is a much more reliable guide,’ observes one Magic Circle partner. ‘At Ladbrokes you can get the odds on who’s going to be prime minister after the election, but this is not on 8 May but August. They think it will take that long to sort it all out.’