Private Client News
Bircham Dyson Bell is to merge with four-partner private client boutique Ambrose Appelbe, adding around £2m to its top line.
Speechly Bircham is in preliminary merger talks with six-office firm Charles Russell in a move that would propel the combined outfit into the top 25 firms by turnover according to The Lawyer UK200.
Clifford Chance’s private equity practice has taken a blow with the departure of star Carlyle partner Kem Ihenacho to Latham & Watkins.
Irwin Mitchell is due to open its ninth UK office in Southampton on 7 April.
Offshore firm Ogier has sold its fiduciary business in a management buy-out backed by private equity company Electra Partners, which values the business at £180m.
Offshore firm Mourant Ozannes has hired Farrer & Co’s former senior partner Jim Edmondson as head of its international trusts and private client practice.
Private Client Analysis
Wealth management work is booming as individuals and families from around the world seek UK legal advice on structuring their affairs
The careful management of wealth for future generations is a hot topic for the well-off, with private client lawyers at the heart of the decision-making
Professional trustees can no longer rely on the Hastings-Bass principle as a cure-all for their mistakes. Michael Alden and Sue Savill report
Private Client Opinion
Document disclosure is vital in some divorce cases, as the long and bitter Young row demonstrates
Series of unfortunate events shows legal profession taking a major role in latest outing of TV show
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).
Private Client Briefings
UK migration committee proposes investor visa changes download subscription
MAC has published a report on the Tier 1 investor visa, which focuses on whether the investment thresholds of the current scheme provide sufficient economic benefits to the UK.