Taylor Wessing hires three partners in a week for London and Dubai offices

2-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Taylor Wessing has announced three lateral partner hires for its private client practice and construction teams in London and Dubai.

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Withers launches in San Francisco with lateral hire duo

18-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Withers has opened a new office in San Francisco, its first new base in more than two years.

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Harper Macleod joins forces with Bird Semple to create £23m firm

11-Aug-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Scotland’s Harper Macleod is to take over Glasgow-based private client boutique Bird Semple, creating a £23m firm in the process.


Industrial disease firm Roberts Jackson receives £15m private equity injection

25-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Cheshire-based industrial disease specialists Roberts Jackson has received a £15m cash injection from private equity firm NorthEdge Capital.

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Charles Russell and Speechly partners vote today on £126m merger

16-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Speechly Bircham and Charles Russell partners are going to the polls today (16 July), to cast their votes on their potential £126m merger between the firms.

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Mishcon prepares to move London HQ to Aldwych as firm launches Mayfair Private

11-Jun-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Mishcon de Reya is gearing up for a move out of its Red Lion Square headquarters and up the road to the Grade II listed Africa House on London’s Kingsway.

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Intestacy rules: change on the horizon download subscription

Goodman Derrick 21-Jul-2014

The Inheritance and Trustees’ Power Bill received royal assent on 14 May to become the Inheritance and Trustees’ Power Act 2014.

George Clooney defends future mother-in-law against Daily Mail download subscription

Schillings 14-Jul-2014

George Clooney has released a long statement condemning the Daily Mail for what he claims was a ‘completely fabricated’ article about his fiancée Amal Alamuddin’s mother.

Thouron v US: Third Circuit holds reliance on counsel may relieve penalties for late payment of taxes download subscription

Dentons 14-Jul-2014

In Thouron v United States, the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that reliance on tax advice may establish a reasonable cause defence to failure to pay penalties.

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The Lawyer Awards 2014 Shortlist: Private Wealth Team of the Year

2-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

In our first in-depth look at our awards shortlisters, the private wealth contenders show how they have shined in the face of globalisation and tougher legislation


Speechly picks on someone its own size

28-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

After the Withers fiasco, Speechly targets a more realistic link with Charles Russell 

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Private client teams: Rich tapestry

3-Jun-2013 | By Joanne Harris

Wealth management work is booming as individuals and families from around the world seek UK legal advice on structuring their affairs

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Family court transparency - how it will be achieved


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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