Private Client News
Withers has opened a new office in San Francisco, its first new base in more than two years.
Scotland’s Harper Macleod is to take over Glasgow-based private client boutique Bird Semple, creating a £23m firm in the process.
Cheshire-based industrial disease specialists Roberts Jackson has received a £15m cash injection from private equity firm NorthEdge Capital.
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.
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.
Beijing-headquartered Longan has become the latest Chinese firm to venture into Hong Kong, after launching an office in the special administrative region.
Private Client Briefings
Intestacy rules: change on the horizon download subscription
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
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
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.
Private Client Analysis
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
After the Withers fiasco, Speechly targets a more realistic link with Charles Russell
Wealth management work is booming as individuals and families from around the world seek UK legal advice on structuring their affairs
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).