12 July 2010

The Lawyer

  • Affairs of the hearth

    12 July 2010

    The outcome of the Stonham v Ramrattan appeal could set a precedent for the treatment of matrimonial homes in insolvency cases.

  • Body guard: Susie Flook, The Body Shop

    12 July 2010

    As general counsel at The Body Shop, it’s part of Susie Flook’s remit to keep alive the philanthropic spirit of company founder Anita Roddick. By Tom Phillips

  • Brits bash Bosch

    12 July 2010

    Tulkinghorn is delighted this World Cup malarkey is finally over for another four years.

  • Dechert raids Invesco to build Dublin office

    12 July 2010

    The head of legal at Invesco Perpetual is leaving the fund management house to join Dechert’s fledgling Dublin office.

  • Dewey, Links lead on Irish listing of Russian bank

    12 July 2010

    Dewey & LeBoeuf and Linklaters have scored leading roles on the debut note listing of state-owned Russian bank Vnesheconobank (VEB).

  • Dutton Gregory

    12 July 2010

    In the estate agent-style terminology of its high-end conveyancing client base, Dutton Gregory benefits from its position in the recession-proof town of Winchester.

  • Eversheds, Hogan Lovells, Links capture prison PFI instructions

    12 July 2010

    Eversheds, Hogan Lovells and Linklaters have acted on the £415m ­Belmarsh West Prison PFI ahead of Government plans to cut the £4bn prisons budget.

  • Floating free

    12 July 2010

    A recent court ruling has left the door open for parties to dispense with the registration of a floating charge via the use of a security financial collateral arrangement. But its application is likely to be very narrow.

  • Focus: Fountain Court: The star chambers

    12 July 2010

    After a shake-up during which the set diversified its workload and rebuilt its clerking function, Fountain Court has had the most successful year in its history. By Katy Dowell

  • Improved retention rates give law graduates a fillip

    11-Jul-2010

    Law students are cautiously optimistic about landing a job upon ­qualification, despite the graduate recruitment ­market remaining fragile.

  • Links and Slaughters advise on Diageo’s liquid pension strategy

    12 July 2010

    Linklaters and ­Slaughter and May and have advised on an innovative deal that will see drinks company Diageo use maturing whisky to help plug its £862m pension deficit.

  • Links soldiers on in US flatlands

    12 July 2010

    Stagnant US turnover fails to dissuade UK giant from trying to plunder American riches

  • LLPs should retain a duty of good faith to partners

    12 July 2010

    It’s difficult not to be sympathetic about the events reportedly taking place at ­Halliwells. These throw into sharp relief just how strongly an LLP can be tested in ­difficult financial times.

  • Mind the gap: financial results reveal magic circle split

    12 July 2010

    Last week Linklaters reported its financial results for 2009-10, revealing the biggest fall in average profit per equity partner (PEP) of any of the top 10 UK firms.

  • On the move

    12 July 2010

    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has taken on commercial litigator Robert Hickmott, who joins the firm’s London office as a partner.

  • Opportunities abound as FSA makes way for the Economic Crime Agency

    12 July 2010

    Can niche players retain their go-to status as City firms start to circle?

  • Pride 2010: all equal in love and law

    12 July 2010

    With more than a million participants, Pride has now become one of the biggest parades in the country. And yet up until a year ago it never had formal representation from the legal profession, when around 40 turned out.

  • RBS to pocket £9m in Halliwells sell-off

    12 July 2010

    The three firms vying to take over Halliwells are expected to pay a total of £9m for the business, as the firm’s bank RBS renewed its overdraft facility ahead of pay day.

  • Sharing the secrets

    12 July 2010

    2011 will bring with it a huge change to Luxembourg’s tradition of banking secrecy. Tom Phillips and James Swift look at what that will mean for the status of the offshore financial centre

  • SJ Berwin-Proskauer merger looms as talks focus on Asia

    12 July 2010

    SJ Berwin has ramped up its merger talks with Proskauer Rose, with the two firms setting up a series of get-togethers between practice groups following a partnership meeting at the City firm last month.

  • Slaughters scores Travis Perkins’ takeover of BSS Group

    12 July 2010

    Slaughter and May has scored a new mandate advising builders’ merchant Travis Perkins on its £558m takeover of BSS Group.

  • Slimmers’ world

    12 July 2010

    The shrinking starts here: as we report today, total revenue for the UK top 30 was £10.84bn, down half a billion from last year’s figure of £11.36bn. So are the days of City growth over?

  • Taylor Wessing appoints global director

    12 July 2010

    Taylor Wessing has hired Jean-Michel Beeching from KPMG for the newly created role of global business development ­director.

  • UK top 30: revenues shrink by half a billion as PEP rebounds

    12 July 2010

    Two-thirds of top 30 see increase in PEP; total revenue down 4.5 per cent; Clifford Chance regains top spot

  • Work Life Quiz: Dick Tyler, CMS

    11-Jul-2010

    If you weren’t a lawyer, what would you have been? A sports journalist.