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DAC Beachcroft insurance and property teams set for 'presidential' election battle

3-Jun-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Control of DAC Beachcroft is set to remain in the hands of legacy Beachcroft partners as two teams embark on presidential-style election campaigns, pitting the firm’s core insurance practice against its property team.

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Foran Glennon gains SRA approval for London launch under ABS licence

27-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

US firm Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff has received approval from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to launch a London office operating under an ABS licence.  

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Hill Dickinson marine quartet split off to launch boutique

21-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

A team of Hill Dickinson lawyers, including two partners, have left to start their own firm under the name Waterside Solicitors.

Moscow

Kennedys launches in Russia through association with former Clydes lawyer

7-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Kennedys has announced the launch of an office in Moscow, operating under the name Kennedys CIS Advocates.

Redundancy

Exclusive: Redundancy consultation at Plexus Law to see mass exits by legal and support staff

7-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Plexus Law has launched its second large scale redundancy consultation in under a year, which is expected to affect the jobs of 80 legal secretaries and support staff and see up to 10 lawyers leaving the firm in May.

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AIG reviews UK roster and picks 64 firms for first European panel

6-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Insurance giant AIG has completed a review of its UK panel while at the same time establishing a European panel of 64 firms.

New York

Willis Group appoints Travelers legal head as GC ending four month vacancy

1-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Risk adviser Willis Group has appointed Travelers’ senior vice president and general counsel Matthew Furman as global general counsel in its New York office.

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US insurance giant Foran Glennon to launch in London through Locke Lord hires

1-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

US firm Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff is planning to launch a London office through the hire of two Locke Lord lawyers, partner Gavin Coull and consultant Damian Cleary.

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Insurance Briefings

Hedging longevity risk: pension schemes and Guernsey incorporated cell companies download subscription

Carey Olsen 3-Jun-2015

Recently a market has developed for hedging longevity risk through the global reinsurance market.

Malice, perversity and politics – construing exclusions in the B Atlantic case weblink subscription

Ince & Co 2-Jun-2015

B Atlantic provides a good example of the courts’ approach to construing exclusions (with perhaps surprising outcomes) and in assessing whether a foreign court has acted perversely or by reason of political interference.

Retail finance round-up: legal, regulatory and industry news download subscription

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Financial Ombudsman Service publishes annual review; Wonga aims for reinvention in new payday lending ads; Woolsey v Payne; and more.

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Panel reviews 2014: The chosen ones download

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

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Professional indemnity: Misunderstanding PII

15-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

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Professional indemnity insurance – A survival guide

4-Aug-2014 | By Katy Dowell

Navigating the renewals maze for PII has only got harder. We provide a guide to the sector’s underwriters while brokers advise on the best line of action

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