12 July 2010
The outcome of the Stonham v Ramrattan appeal could set a precedent for the treatment of matrimonial homes in insolvency cases.
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
Tulkinghorn is delighted this World Cup malarkey is finally over for another four years.
The head of legal at Invesco Perpetual is leaving the fund management house to join Dechert’s fledgling Dublin office.
Dewey & LeBoeuf and Linklaters have scored leading roles on the debut note listing of state-owned Russian bank Vnesheconobank (VEB).
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 and Linklaters have acted on the £415m Belmarsh West Prison PFI ahead of Government plans to cut the £4bn prisons budget.
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.
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
Law students are cautiously optimistic about landing a job upon qualification, despite the graduate recruitment market remaining fragile.
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.
Stagnant US turnover fails to dissuade UK giant from trying to plunder American riches
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.
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.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has taken on commercial litigator Robert Hickmott, who joins the firm’s London office as a partner.
Can niche players retain their go-to status as City firms start to circle?
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.
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.
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 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.
Slaughter and May has scored a new mandate advising builders’ merchant Travis Perkins on its £558m takeover of BSS Group.
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 has hired Jean-Michel Beeching from KPMG for the newly created role of global business development director.
Two-thirds of top 30 see increase in PEP; total revenue down 4.5 per cent; Clifford Chance regains top spot
If you weren’t a lawyer, what would you have been? A sports journalist.