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Ashurst to rejig Glasgow support offering with introduction of qualified lawyers

16-Jun-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Ashurst’s low-cost support base in Scotland is to rejig its business model by adding at least two qualified lawyers to the office by the end of the year. 

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Watson Farley & Williams' turnover rises by 14.6 per cent to £117m

2-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) increased its revenue in 2013/14 by 14.6 per cent last year, resulting in a jump in revenue from £102.1m to £117m.


FCA succeeds in reversing stay in Operation Cotton trial

21-May-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has won its appeal against the stay in the high-cost fraud trial known as Operation Cotton, with the Court of Appeal (CoA) ruling that proceedings should resume.

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Simmons & Simmons promotes eight to partnership

1-May-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Simmons & Simmons has made up eight to its partnership today, with 50 per cent of the new partners based in London.

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EY hires ex-BLP finance head Kellett to launch UK financial services legal team

29-Apr-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Former Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) head of finance Matthew Kellett is leaving the firm to join accountancy and consulting giant EY as it ramps up its investment in the legal sector.


Macfarlanes makes up nine in record promos round

7-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Macfarlanes has made up nine lawyers to partner in its largest-ever round of promotions, across a range of practice areas including corporate, funds and financial services.

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Financial Servicies Briefings

Finance Act 2014: beginning to put the pieces in place download subscription

Nabarro 31-Jul-2014

The Finance Act 2014 received royal assent earlier this month. Here is a brief summary of the relevant provisions. 

Mobile payments — technological, contractual and regulatory convergence download subscription

Kemp Little 31-Jul-2014

Mobile payments has been heralded as a growth area in technology, retail and financial services for some time now.

Ring-fencing — the detail download subscription

Gateley 31-Jul-2014

UK banks are now required to ring-fence their retail activities from wholesale and investment banking by protecting the provision of core banking services to retail and SME depositors.

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Special report: Offshore - The Cayman Islands

21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Cayman Islands dominates the offshore world, but can it maintain its leading position? 


The Lawyer Awards 2014 Shortlist: Finance Team of the Year

9-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

A flair for innovation sets apart the banking and finance teams on this year’s shortlist for top honours at The Lawyer Awards 


High anxiety: how the new financial regulatory regime will affect lawyers

15-Apr-2013 | By Jonathan Ames

Nerves are mounting over the ‘twin peaks’ financial regulation regime which could see accountants grabbing top-end advice work

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Pay-off lines

9 April 2012

Everyone needs a pension, but the issues surrounding the development of pensions legislation are varied and complex

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Saving case

9 May 2011

Raquel Agnello QC and Thomas Robinson report on the implications of a ruling that helps to clarify the relationship between the Upper Tribunal and the Pensions Regulator

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EU rules: regulatory arbitrage?


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

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