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Eversheds in talks to extend voting rights as 164 junior partners inject cash

Fixed-share partners to make capital contributions of 25% of profit share

Eversheds started talks in April over the voting rights of its fixed-share partners (FSPs) after they were asked to contribute 25% of their annual earnings in response to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) tax changes for limited liability partnerships (LLPs).

The firm called on its 164 junior partners to make the contributions to avoid being deemed employees, which would require Eversheds to pay national insurance contributions for them.