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A farewell to UK finance work

20-Jan-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

For some reason the politics of King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin’s corporate department attracts extraordinary attention online from our readers.

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Mergers: the ultimate test of loyalty

11-Nov-2013 | By Catrin Griffiths

Dangerous things, mergers. I’m not talking about Penningtons’ takeover of zombie firm Manches, although that deal is tricky enough in itself – as we expose in considerable detail this week.

Tina Williams

Stay cool during a merger

11-Sep-2013

Mergers can boost profitability, but only if the negotiating teams stay calm and stick to the plan

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Losing the magic touch in finance

17-Mar-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Have the magic circle firms squandered their lead in acquisition finance?

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A farewell to UK finance work

20-Jan-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

For some reason the politics of King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin’s corporate department attracts extraordinary attention online from our readers.

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If we value bravery we must pay

4-Nov-2013

Financial incentives should be introduced for whistleblowers if we really want to encourage them 

YEW JULIAN

Is the profession ready for role reversals?

18-Aug-2014

Male lawyers should consider embarking on a new parental journey.

Faith Dickson

Auto-enrolment for LLPs: not all plain sailing

8-Aug-2014

When it comes to LLPs, all is still not clear over auto-enrolment.

Richard Fox

Early Conciliation heralds employment law overhaul

17-Mar-2014

A seismic overhaul of employment disputes resolution should be good for clients and lawyers

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EU rules: regulatory arbitrage?

25-Nov-2013

AIFMD’s plans for alternative investment funds could create an unfair advantage in the market

Bati

You can make a difference

18-Nov-2013

Lawyers can get involved in the fight against poverty by supporting pro bono initiatives

Moore

Human rights interest

9-Sep-2013

The UK is leading the way on business and human rights, but others will be following soon 

Dolan

Divorce cut is the deepest

15-Jul-2013

Excluding lawyers from the divorce process is a false economy that will only pile on the agony

Thomas

Millions of reasons to disclose

18-Nov-2013

Document disclosure is  vital in some divorce cases, as the long and bitter Young row demonstrates

Gordon-Smith

Downton’s rich legal pickings

7-Oct-2013

Series of unfortunate events shows legal profession taking a major role in latest outing of TV show

Jack Straw

Family court transparency - how it will be achieved

24-Apr-2009

As part of my determination to ensure that the justice system is as open and transparent as possible - and therefore accountable to the people it serves - media organisations will for the first time be able to attend proceedings of all the family courts as of Monday (27 April).

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Magna Carta - what is there left to celebrate?

17-Jun-2014

With 12 months to go before the Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary, Jonathan Black makes the case for justice.

Neil Blundell

India anti-corruption agency: a genuine deterrent?

3-Jan-2014

India’s new anti-corruption bill could be an effective deterrent in a country where bribery is currently rife

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A broader view of insolvency

8-Jul-2013

Yes, beware German liquidators, but also be aware of the range of their rights and responsibilities 

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Opinion: Germany - life in the bust lane

17-Jun-2013

German courts are coming down on the side of liquidators when interpreting the Insolvency Act

Francis Fitzherbert-Brockholes

Opinion: Kazakhstan – a litmus test for emerging markets

28 September 2009

As banks worldwide were hit by the global financial crisis, they were increasingly ­supported through emergency measures launched by governments.

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Wealth and efficiency drive

11 June 2012

The UK needs a new legal framework for infrastructure projects to benefit from overseas investment

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Asia responds to a lighter touch

30-Jun-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

This week we publish the second edition of The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150, the most comprehensive study of the legal market in the region

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New leaders, new styles

10-Feb-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

After a decade of phenomenal growth, Chinese law firms are now having to confront the issue of succession.

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Truth behind good retention rates

27-Jan-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Great news for junior lawyers: trainee retention rates are on the up.

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Roots of recovery are not so robust

28-Jul-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Let us praise legal services.

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Outflanked in this War of the Roses

21-Jul-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

A few weeks ago I asked why Leeds seemed to have fallen off the pace compared to other regional cities’ legal offerings.

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Change: the great balancing act

23-Jun-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Any discussion of innovation in private practice must confront two challenges: nurturing culture and managing risk.

Mark Handley

From Kick-off to Kick-back: the latest Bribery Act prosecutions

9-Apr-2014

Bribery Act prosecutions are growing in number

Ben Douglas-Jones

Contempt is not a crime

3-Apr-2014

A Supreme Court has for the first time spelt out the difference between civil and criminal contempt in English and Welsh law

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In the money

9-May-2012

Appetite for alternative litigation funding packages is on the rise, with the sector beginning to mature just as the Government passed the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill, which will mean the end of no-win no-fee agreements.

Meehan

Grander designs in property

14-Oct-2013

Real estate deals in Scotland are up but there are complex motives behind the sales and leases

Ross

A halfway house on squatting

30-Sep-2013

Since squatting in residential homes was outlawed, a commercial property has become the dropout des res 

Dawson

Opinion: Beware the property minefield

17-Jun-2013

Advising overseas buyers or tenants on UK property deals is fraught with danger for the uninitiated

Huw Evans

Unilever case clarifies law over patents and employees

26-Feb-2014

Employee loses bid for slice of employer’s profits but patent case clarifies employment case hurdles

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New Year cheer for European patent owners everywhere

7-Jan-2014

Common sense prevails in major patent case

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Sink the internet pirates

25-Nov-2013

Commons committee pushes for tighter controls on internet piracy and slams the Hargreaves report 

Selin Sinem Erciya

Turkey's new internet law increases state control

27-Feb-2014

Turkey’s new internet regulations are being seen as draconian.

Neil Blundell

Match Fixing: Football’s Hot Topic For 2014

3-Feb-2014

With the World Cup in Brazil looming but match fixing on the rise, it is to be hoped that 2014 be remembered for sporting reasons rather than for scandals

Ludlam

The press and the pressure

4-Nov-2013

Proposed newspaper charter is open to political manipulation and may not gain wide acceptance

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George Bull

Partnership tax changes – three months left

18-Dec-2013

HMRC salaried partner changes send shockwaves through LLPs

Rolf Lindsay

Stay cool and prosper

29-Jul-2013

A public directory of beneficial ownership would be an attack on the freedom of privacy to achieve nothing

Ben Hooper

Opinion: Supreme Court rules, OK

1-Jul-2013

Slapdown for Treasury shows court subtly shifting the ground on accountability of public bodies

Careers: in brief

31-Jan-2005

Clyde & Co announced last week that partners Jonathan Wood and Derek Hodgson have both been named as chairs at the International Bar Association (IBA). Hodgson, joint head of maritime at Clydes, becomes the chairman of the IBA’s maritime and transport law committee, while Wood has become chairman of the IBA’s international committee. The latter examines legal issues fundamental to the development ...

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Mergers on the brink of viability

11-Nov-2013

Hospital trusts must put in the spadework before planning a link-up, or it could be blocked

Gillian Sproul

Enforcer’s weedy roots

21-Oct-2013

 New competition authority will have  to work hard to  restore the reputation of the UK regime

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Opinion: Striking the right balance

3-Jun-2013

Actions for breach of confidence that aim to protect trade secrets need to prove a dishonest intent

Louisa Knox

Shepherd and Wedderburn: post devo max, we need some joined-up thinking on tax

19-Sep-2014

The Scottish electorate has voted ‘no’ to independence. However, the ‘no’ vote certainly doesn’t mean no constitutional change for Scotland, not least because of the UK government’s (and the Labour Party’s) pledge to further devolve power to Scotland. Additionally, key provisions of the Scotland Act 2012 will come into force over the next two years giving the Scottish government additional powers and a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU is proposed for 2017.Changes ...

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Brodies: achieving rapid consensus on wider UK constitutional reform is 'optimistic'

19-Sep-2014

At 6.10am this morning, when the Kingdom of Fife declared its result in the Scottish independence referendum and made a Yes win mathematically impossible, the debate on British constitutional reform was silenced

Catriona Munro

Maclay Murray & Spens: Will London's economic and cultural power be rebalanced across the UK?

19-Sep-2014

Scotland has decided. Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom and the strengthening of devolution for Scotland within the union is the way forward.