Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) senior partner Richard Crump has relocated permanently to Singapore in a move that underlines the firm’s ambitious plans to grow its Asia practice.
Slaughter and May has been instructed by a group of investors seeking compensation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), following leaked inaccurate reports of an investigation into the insurance markets.
Last week’s union with Scottish insurance outfit HBM Sayers was Berrymans Lace Mawer’s (BLM) first merger since 1997 (17 March 2014). Is this the start of a new acquisitive era for the firm?
Blake Lapthorn is set to merge with Morgan Cole on 1 July 2014 to create a firm with a combined turnover of £72m.
Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has made up six to its partnership in a round of promotions that will be effective from 1 April.
Berrymans Lace Mawer (BLM) and Scotland’s HBM Sayers are to merge on 1 May to form a £100m risk and insurance firm.
Morgan Cole and Blake Lapthorn have finally decided that three’s a crowd and, after months of flirting with Boyes Turner, gone ahead with a traditional two-way merger.
As the renewal season for professional indemnity insurance approaches, insurers see the market hardening
The collapse of several insurers won’t worry the smart set, but it is likely to be a problem for smaller law firms
Claimant groups will need a lot of convincing about a new proposal for progressing mesothelioma cases
SRA should soften consumer focus and clamp down on the unrated sector to secure PI future
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