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  • Inheritance tax planning for your home weblink

    Mills & Reeve | 15-Apr-2014

    For many people, their home is their most valuable asset and can give rise to a significant inheritance tax liability on their death (or the death of the surviving spouse). 

  • Foreign property: plan before you buy weblink

    Mills & Reeve | 15-Apr-2014

    If you are planning to purchase a foreign property, there are some legal issues you should consider first, including how you will own the property, taxation and inheritance.

  • Services for business: construction and infrastructure

    Penningtons Manches | 14-Apr-2014

    Our specialist team provides a comprehensive range of construction law solutions across the wide spectrum of projects undertaken in the construction industry.

  • Services for individuals: private client and tax

    Penningtons Manches | 14-Apr-2014

    The Penningtons Manches private client team provides innovative, clear and tailored solutions.

  • Services for individuals: immigration

    Penningtons Manches | 14-Apr-2014

    The Penningtons Manches immigration team is regarded as one of the UK’s leading firms for advice on both complex and straightforward personal immigration cases.

  • Services for individuals: family

    Penningtons Manches | 14-Apr-2014

    Our family law department offers the highest quality of service to our clients, stemming from the experience and talent of outstanding family lawyers.

  • Services for individuals: capacity and Court of Protection

    Penningtons Manches | 14-Apr-2014

    Our specialist team has established a reputation for advising and assisting on a range of issues relating to personal injury trusts, capacity and deputyships.

  • Carey Olsen named Guernsey Law Firm of the Year 2014 by Who’s Who Legal

    Carey Olsen | 14-Apr-2014

    Carey Olsen has been named Guernsey Law Firm of the Year 2014 for the fourth time by Who’s Who Legal.

  • Almond, Jacqueline

    IBB Solicitors | 11-Apr-2014


  • Charles Russell and Speechly extend merger talks as brand unveiled


    Speechly Bircham and Charles Russell will be known as Charles Russell Speechlys LLP should the merger be successful later this year.

  • Palmer, Tim

    Penningtons Manches | 10-Apr-2014

    Partner and head of private individuals 

  • Bosi, Franco

    Penningtons Manches | 10-Apr-2014

    Partner and head of business services

  • Boyd, Greg

    Carey Olsen | 10-Apr-2014

    Partner — British Virgin Islands, Cape Town

  • Hempel, Clinton

    Carey Olsen | 10-Apr-2014

    Partner — British Virgin Islands, Cape Town

  • Clark, Russell

    Carey Olsen | 10-Apr-2014

    Partner — Guernsey

  • Matthams, Paul

    Carey Olsen | 9-Apr-2014

    Partner — Jersey

  • MacRae, Robert

    Carey Olsen | 9-Apr-2014

    Partner — Jersey

  • Trusts, estates and wealth preservation

    Dentons | 9-Apr-2014

    Families passing significant assets to the next generation want expert advice so they can feel confident about the security and ultimate disposition of their assets. Financial institutions handling estates of clients need expert, confidential legal advice as to avoiding, or handling, disputes. These are among the situations in which Dentons’ trusts, estates and wealth preservation group excels.

  • Hall, Graham

    Carey Olsen | 9-Apr-2014

    Partner — Guernsey

  • Wealth Structuring 20:20 2014 download

    Appleby | 9-Apr-2014

    This feature publication aims to tap into the issues facing high-net-worth individuals around the globe, and investigate the themes and challenges affecting this elite group.

  • Riley, Siobhan

    Carey Olsen | 9-Apr-2014

    Partner — Jersey

  • Journeaux, Nicolas

    Carey Olsen | 9-Apr-2014

    Partner (LLP) — London, Jersey

  • Le Marquand, Davey

    Carey Olsen | 9-Apr-2014

    Partner — Guernsey

  • Addleshaw Goddard advises Rathbone Brothers on three transactions

    Addleshaw Goddard | 8-Apr-2014

    Addleshaw Goddard has advised investment management services provider Rathbone Brothers on three transactions.

  • Criminal defence

    IBB Solicitors | 7-Apr-2014

    At IBB Solicitors, we provide expert representation for both individuals and businesses facing the challenges of criminal prosecution.

  • Real-estate dispute resolution

    IBB Solicitors | 7-Apr-2014

    At IBB Solicitors, our property dispute resolution experts can provide constructive advice to effectively resolve a dispute.

  • Weil Gotshal hires restructuring guru Andrew Wilkinson from Goldman


    Weil Gotshal & Manges has lured Goldman Sachs star Andrew Wilkinson back into legal practice to boost its pan-European restructuring business.  

  • Stephenson Harwood launches City private wealth practice


    Stephenson Harwood has appointed Thomas Eggar’s international and business taxation head James Quarmby to spearhead the growth of its private wealth practice.

  • Dispute resolution and litigation

    Carey Olsen | 4-Apr-2014

    Our pre-eminent litigation practice in the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey advises clients on the full spectrum of contentious, semi-contentious and advisory work. 

  • Private client

    Carey Olsen | 4-Apr-2014

    Our established private client team offers clients confidence that their legal advisers are pure specialists in their fields. 

  • Regulatory

    Carey Olsen | 4-Apr-2014

    Our regulatory lawyers advise clients in financial services and other industry sectors on regulatory issues that affect their businesses in the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey.

  • Trust and fiduciary

    Carey Olsen | 4-Apr-2014

    Whether you’re a private individual or a commercial enterprise, our trust and fiduciary lawyers work with you and your advisers to establish the appropriate structure.

  • Mourant Ozannes announces details of upcoming trust and private client events

    Mourant Ozannes | 1-Apr-2014

    Mourant Ozannes is to co-present two trust and private client conferences — one in Guernsey and one in Jersey.

  • Interpretation of ‘issue’ in wills download

    Ogier | 1-Apr-2014

    The bailiff was recently asked to consider an application from Mrs Le Cras for a ruling from the court as to the interpretation of her late father’s two wills.

  • Shoosmiths’ Edinburgh team wins private client accolade at Scottish Legal Awards 2014

    Shoosmiths | 24-Mar-2014

    Shoosmiths’ Edinburgh team has been named ‘Private Client Team of the Year’ at the Scottish Legal Awards 2014.

  • Anthony Collins founder receives Lifetime Achievement Award

    Anthony Collins | 24-Mar-2014

    Anthony Collins, founder and former senior partner of Anthony Collins Solicitors, has been awarded the 2014 Birmingham Law Society Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • Secular lawyers threaten action over Law Society Sharia wills guide


    Lawyers threatened the Law Society with possible legal action today in the wake of Chancery Lane’s recent guidance on drafting Sharia law-compliant wills.

  • Private client tax specialist William Hancock joins Collyer Bristow

    Collyer Bristow | 18-Mar-2014

    Collyer Bristow has recruited experienced international private client tax specialist William Hancock from Speechly Bircham.

  • Chambers Global 2014 ranks Withers as a leading law firm

    Withers | 17-Mar-2014

    Withers has been recognised as a leading law firm in the recently published edition of Chambers Global.

  • PLMJ sets up Swiss presence to target HNWI work


    Portuguese firm PLMJ has set up a Swiss desk and opened an office in Lausanne in response to increasing amounts of work involving private clients with assets in Switzerland.

  • Collyer Bristow announces encouraging 2013 client survey results

    Collyer Bristow | 13-Mar-2014

    Collyer Bristow has announced its 2013 client survey results. Each year, the firm conducts a survey to get feedback on the service it provides to its commercial and private clients.

  • Ogier BVI advises Peak-led private investor group on acquisition of Aman Resorts

    Ogier | 7-Mar-2014

    Ogier BVI and Bryan Cave have advised a private investor group led by Peak Hotels & Resorts Group on the acquisition of Aman Resorts.

  • Mourant Ozannes associate Matthew Guthrie becomes Guernsey advocate

    Mourant Ozannes | 5-Mar-2014

    Mourant Ozannes has a new Guernsey advocate. Matthew Guthrie, a senior associate within the international trusts and private client practice, has been sworn in at the Royal Court of Guernsey.

  • Bircham Dyson Bell strengthens private client with Ambrose Appelbe merger


    Bircham Dyson Bell is to merge with four-partner private client boutique Ambrose Appelbe, adding around £2m to its top line.

  • UK migration committee proposes investor visa changes download

    Taylor Wessing | 28-Feb-2014

    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. 

  • Speechly Bircham and Charles Russell in merger talks to create £126m firm


    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.

  • Latham & Watkins hits Clifford Chance for third private equity star


    Clifford Chance’s private equity practice has taken a blow with the departure of star Carlyle partner Kem Ihenacho to Latham & Watkins.

  • Taylor Wessing features in eprivateclient’s Top 25 Most Admired Companies listing

    Taylor Wessing | 14-Feb-2014

    Taylor Wessing has been named one of eprivateclient’s Top 25 Most Admired Companies.

  • The Daily Journal recognises Pillsbury partners as top California M&A lawyers

    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman | 10-Feb-2014

    Allison Leopold Tilley and Jorge del Calvo of Pillsbury have been named by The Daily Journal as being among California’s top private equity lawyers and emerging companies lawyers.

  • Irwin Mitchell to launch Southampton office


    Irwin Mitchell is due to open its ninth UK office in Southampton on 7 April.

  • Outer Temple Chambers announces David Russell QC will speak at Private Client Forum

    Outer Temple Chambers | 4-Feb-2014

    Outer Temple Chambers has announced that David Russell QC, together with Javier Canosa, will be speaking at the Private Client Forum this month.

  • Popovici Nitu & Asociatii acts as special adviser to professional tennis player

    Popovici Nitu & Asociatii | 4-Feb-2014

    Popovici Nitu & Asociatii is acting as special adviser to the number-one-ranked Romanian professional tennis player, Simona Halep.

  • Ogier fiduciary partners complete £180m MBO of business


    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.

  • Jim Edmondson set to join Mourant Ozannes’ international trusts and private client practice

    Mourant Ozannes | 31-Jan-2014

    Jim Edmondson will join Mourant Ozannes’ international trusts and private client practice as a consultant based in London.

  • Ogier wins Citywealth Law Firm of the Year Award 2014 for Jersey

    Ogier | 31-Jan-2014

    Ogier has won the Law Firm of the Year Award 2014 for Jersey at the Citywealth International Financial Centres awards, which focus on the private wealth sector.

  • Mourant Ozannes snares Farrers' Edmondson for private client team


    Offshore firm Mourant Ozannes has hired Farrer & Co’s former senior partner Jim Edmondson as head of its international trusts and private client practice.

  • Appleby Finance Newsletter, Q1 2014: where legacies cause problems download

    Appleby | 22-Jan-2014

    Assets bequeathed or the manner in which they are bequeathed can lead to unnecessary costs and complications for the beneficiaries.

  • Conyers Dill & Pearman appoints Erik Bodden to its Cayman Islands office

    Conyers Dill & Pearman | 21-Jan-2014

    Conyers Dill & Pearman has announced that Caymanian attorney Erik Bodden has joined its Cayman Islands office.

  • The Lawyer’s Hot 100 recognises Shoosmiths chief executive and partner

    Shoosmiths | 16-Jan-2014

    Shoosmiths has announced that chief executive Claire Rowe and partner Emma Gibson have been recognised in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2014.

  • Conyers Dill & Pearman hires Zoe Hanson to its Bermuda private client and trust practice

    Conyers Dill & Pearman | 12-Dec-2013

    Conyers has hired Zoe Hanson, who has worked in the trust and corporate management services industry in Bermuda for 10 years, to its Bermuda private client and trust practice. 

  • Conyers Dill Pearman recognised as a top-tier firm by Legal 500 weblink

    Conyers Dill & Pearman | 4-Dec-2013

    Conyers Dill & Pearman has been named among the leading law firms in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands.

  • Who’s Who Legal’s website recommends 13 lawyers from Ogier in Guernsey and Jersey

    Ogier | 27-Nov-2013

    Who’s Who Legal’s website recommends 13 lawyers from Ogier in Guernsey and Jersey, which is reportedly more than any other Channel Islands law firm.

  • Naomi Rive of Appleby listed in 2014 Top 50 Influential Offshore Professionals list

    Appleby | 27-Nov-2013

    Naomi Rive, a partner from Appleby, has been listed in the 2014 Top 50 Most Influential Offshore Professionals list, which has been compiled by

  • Freshfields private equity heavyweight Bown leaves for CVC


    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Chris Bown is leaving the magic circle firm to join private equity house CVC, a key client of the firm’s corporate group. 

  • Raymond Davern joins Conyers Dill & Pearman’s Cayman Islands office

    Conyers Dill & Pearman | 22-Nov-2013

    Conyers Dill & Pearman has has hired Raymond Davern, a senior practitioner in the field of trusts and private client work, to its Cayman Islands office.

  • Private Client Practitioner recognises Ogier’s Meiklejohn and Le Cornu in top 50 list

    Ogier | 22-Nov-2013

    Ogier has announced that partners Steve Meiklejohn and Philip Le Cornu have been included in Private Client Practitioner’s Top 50 Most Influential list.

  • Millions of reasons to disclose


    Document disclosure is  vital in some divorce cases, as the long and bitter Young row demonstrates

  • D'Andrea, Giovannella

    LXL LLP | 14-Nov-2013


  • Broseta becomes first Spanish firm to open in Switzerland


    Broseta is launching a Zurich office, in what is thought to be the first move by a Spanish firm into Switzerland.

  • Appleby scoops top offshore listing in Who’s Who Private Client Lawyers

    Appleby | 1-Nov-2013

    Appleby has had two lawyers listed as Most Highly Regarded Individuals in the Who’s Who of Private Client Lawyers 2013.

  • Who's Who Legal ranks Conyers Dill & Pearman highly for private client work

    Conyers Dill & Pearman | 25-Oct-2013

    In The International Who’s Who of Private Client Lawyers, Conyers Dill & Pearman was named one of the world’s most highly regarded firms for private client work.

  • Ogier is commended in Best Specialist Fund Service Solution category at awards

    Ogier | 25-Oct-2013

    Ogier Fund Services has been highly commended in the 2013 Fund Services Awards for the category of Best Specialist Fund Service Solution.

  • Boodle Hatfield quits Mayfair for Bankside


    Boodle Hatfield, which has the most expensive offices of this year’s UK200 firms, has confirmed that it is to move to new offices in London’s Bankside, with the firm’s flagship premises set to open in July 2014.

  • Taylor Wessing shortlisted for two categories in British Legal Awards 2013

    Taylor Wessing | 16-Oct-2013

    Taylor Wessing has been shortlisted for two categories in this year’s British Legal Awards: Private Client Team of the Year and Commercial Team of the Year.

  • Penningtons “optimistic” that Manches tie-up will go ahead as partner vote looms


    Merger talks are rumbling on between Manches and Penningtons as the private client firm confirms it is “optimistic” that a deal will be done to create a £60m firm of roughly 250 lawyers.

  • Four from Ogier feature in Citywealth's Jersey Future Leaders list

    Ogier | 10-Oct-2013

    Ogier has four people included in Citywealth’s Jersey Future Leaders list: three from Ogier Private Wealth and one from Ogier Legal. 

  • Downton’s rich legal pickings


    Series of unfortunate events shows legal profession taking a major role in latest outing of TV show

  • Minimising stamp duty with proper estate planning download

    Appleby | 3-Oct-2013

    It’s important to think about how your assets will be managed after death — and that’s where having an estate-planning strategy can prove beneficial.  

  • Memery Crystal improves rankings in latest edition of UK Legal 500

    Memery Crystal | 1-Oct-2013

    Memery Crystal  has improved on its rankings in the latest UK Legal 500, which was released on 26 September 2013.

  • Amendments to the BVI trust regime download

    Ogier | 1-Oct-2013

    VISTA has achieved significant traction in succession planning for family businesses and individuals from a civil law background.

  • Ogier in Guernsey earns Legal 500 Tier 1 ranking in commercial and banking

    Ogier | 1-Oct-2013

    Ogier has improved its Guernsey rankings and maintained top positions in Jersey in Legal 500 2013.

  • Revealed: Manches and Penningtons in advanced merger talks to create £60m firm


    Manches is close to sealing a merger with private client firm Penningtons in a move that would create a £60m firm of roughly 250 lawyers.

  • Mourant Ozannes wins International Legal Team of the Year at STEP awards

    Mourant Ozannes | 23-Sep-2013

    Mourant Ozannes has been named International Legal Team of the Year at the STEP Private Client Awards 2013–14.

  • ​Boodle Hatfield revenue up 2 per cent in first public reporting of financials


    Boodle Hatfield has posted a 2 per cent rise in turnover to £20.7m for the 2012/13 financial year, marking the first time that the until now publicity shy firm has reported its year-end results.

  • Irwin Mitchell seeking new partnership in Spain


    Irwin Mitchell is closing in on a deal with an unnamed Spanish firm which will determine the future of its Spanish subsidiary, Irwin Mitchell Abogados.

  • Slater & Gordon circles Pannone as consumer legal services market consolidates


    Slater & Gordon is circling Manchester-based Pannone with the intention of making the firm’s consumer business its next strategic acquisition.

  • Taylor Wessing's Andrew Hine features in Spear's 'Top Ten Tax and Trust Lawyers'

    Taylor Wessing | 16-Sep-2013

    Andrew Hine, a partner in Taylor Wessing’s private client practice, has been listed in Spear’s magazine’s ‘Top Ten Tax and Trust Lawyers’.

  • Taylor Wessing partner Andrew Goodman set to speak at WealthBriefing

    Taylor Wessing | 13-Sep-2013

    Andrew Goodman, a partner in Taylor Wessing’s Private Client team, has been confirmed as part of the line-up for WealthBriefing’s upcoming Breakfast Briefing.

  • Ogier associate Robert Dobbyn features in Private Client Practioner's Top 35 Under 35

    Ogier | 12-Sep-2013

    Robert Dobbyn, an associate at Ogier, has been listed in Private Client Practitioner’s Top 35 Under 35.

  • Private Client Practitioner names Taylor Wessing partner as a Top 35 Under 35

    Taylor Wessing | 11-Sep-2013

    Kirstie McGuigan, a partner in Taylor Wessing’s private client team, has been named one of Private Client Practitioner’s Top 35 Under 35 2013.

  • Mayfair-firm Forsters makes first lateral hire in two years


    Breedy Henderson partner Rosalyn Breedy has joined Forsters and wrapped up the niche private wealth practice she founded in the process.

  • Shoosmiths promotes 18 to role of associate

    Shoosmiths | 3-Sep-2013

    Shoosmiths has made 18 associate promotions for 2013.

  • Exclusive: Speechly aims at Europe with Geneva launch


    Speechly Bircham is staking its future on international expansion across Europe kickstarting today with the launch of a second office in Switzerland.

  • Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Bill — changes to the intestacy rules download

    Goodman Derrick | 30-Aug-2013

    The Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Bill, which makes significant amendments to the intestacy rules, recently had its first reading in the House of Lords.

  • Citywealth's IFC Power Women Top 100 list includes Ogier pair

    Ogier | 22-Aug-2013

    Ogier’s Sally Edwards and Fiona Barrie have been included in Citywealth’s IFC Power Women Top 100.

  • Four Appleby partners included in Citywealth magazine's Power Women list

    Appleby | 21-Aug-2013

    Appleby has become the only firm to clinch four places in magazine Citywealth’s International Financial Centres Power Women Top 100 list.

  • Mourant Ozannes shortlisted for three Citywealth awards

    Mourant Ozannes | 19-Aug-2013

    Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes, has been shortlisted in three categories for the Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards.

  • Slater & Gordon acquires first of a trio of UK bolt-ons


    Australian listed firm Slater & Gordon has finalised its acquisition of Taylor Vinters’ Cambridge-based personal injury and Court of Protection practice.

  • Bristol's Davis Wood revealed as executors of pensioner's Government bequest


    The name partners at Bristol-based Davis Wood are understood to be the executors behind the will of a pensioner who specified that all the proceeds of her estate were to be paid to ”whichever Government is in office.”

  • Prest v Petrodel: spouses cannot hide wealth in companies to avoid losing it upon divorce download

    Goodman Derrick | 9-Aug-2013

  • Finance Bill 2013 now in force download

    Goodman Derrick | 8-Aug-2013

    The Finance Bill 2013 received Royal Assent on 17 July 2013, triggering a number of private client measures to come into force.

  • Non-charitable purpose trusts in Guernsey download

    Ogier | 8-Aug-2013

    Traditionally, a valid trust requires at least one beneficiary capable of benefiting. The reason for this restriction lies in the enforceability of the trust.

  • Ogier announces director promotions for Ian Rumens and Stephanie Rose

    Ogier | 6-Aug-2013

    Ogier Fiduciary Services announces director promotions for Ian Rumens and Stephanie Rose.

  • BVI firm O'Neal Webster moves into London with former Walkers partner


    British Virgin Islands (BVI) firm O’Neal Webster has launched a London office, headed up by former Walkers partner Christopher McKenzie.

  • Withers loses second private client partner to McDermotts


    Withers private client partner Ziva Robertson has quit the firm to join McDermott Will & Emery in London.

  • Mourant Ozannes makes shortlist in two categories at STEP Private Client Awards

    Mourant Ozannes | 4-Jul-2013

    Mourant Ozannes has been shortlisted in two categories at the STEP Private Client Awards 2013.

  • The International Comparative Legal Guide to private client 2013: Guernsey download

    Appleby | 10-Jun-2013

    An overview of private client law in Guernsey by Appleby lawyers.

  • The International Comparative Legal Guide to private client 2013: Jersey download

    Appleby | 10-Jun-2013

    An overview of private client law in Jersey by Appleby lawyers.

  • The International Comparative Legal Guide to private client 2013: Mauritius download

    Appleby | 10-Jun-2013

    An overview of private client law in Mauritius by Appleby lawyers.

  • Private Client Practitioner names Appleby as Top 25 Trust Company

    Appleby | 7-Jun-2013

    Appleby has announced that it has been named one of Private Client Practitioner’s Top 25 Trust Companies for the third consecutive year.

  • Top tips for drafting download

    Mourant Ozannes | 6-Jun-2013

    Morven McMillan, partner at Mourant Ozannes, offers his top tips for drafting.

  • Mills & Reeve merges with George Davies

    Mills & Reeve | 4-Jun-2013

    Mills & Reeve has announced that its merger with Manchester firm George Davies has completed.

  • Succession planning for family businesses download

    Appleby | 4-Jun-2013

    The private client industry in Jersey is likely to become increasingly involved with putting in place succession planning and asset protection structures that relate to family businesses.

  • Private client teams: Rich tapestry


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

  • Data Protection Policies — update from Global Data Hub weblink

    Taylor Wessing | 15-May-2013

    Taylor Wessing has added a fresh batch of data-protection-focused content to its Global Data Hub site.

  • Mourant Ozannes wins Legal Team of the Year award at STEP Caribbean event

    Mourant Ozannes | 10-May-2013

    Mourant Ozannes has been named Legal Team of the Year at the inaugural STEP Caribbean Awards.

  • Taylor Wessing appoints Sanjvee Shah to its private client practice

    Taylor Wessing | 2-May-2013

    Taylor Wessing has announced the addition of a lateral hire to its private client practice. Sanjvee Shah is set to join the firm on 7 May 2013.

  • ACH Shoosmiths moves to Edinburgh's Exchange district

    Shoosmiths | 2-May-2013

    ACH Shoosmiths has opened its new offices in the heart of Edinburgh’s business and financial district.

  • Mourant Ozannes schedules International Trusts & Private Client Conference 2013 weblink

    Mourant Ozannes | 26-Apr-2013

    Mourant Ozannes’ third annual International Trusts & Private Client Conference will be held on 4 October 2013 in the Cayman Islands.

  • Appleby announces partner promotions and counsel appointments

    Appleby | 26-Apr-2013

    Appleby has announced the promotion of three lawyers to the partnership and the appointment of five lawyers to the position of counsel.

  • Private tax, probate and trusts

    Mills & Reeve | 24-Apr-2013

    We can sensitively guide you on how to pass on your wealth in a protective manner and how to efficiently manage the administration of an estate or an existing trust.

  • Offshore PC&T developments in the Cayman Islands and BVI in 2012 download

    Appleby | 24-Apr-2013

    Appleby’s Carlos de Serpa Pimentel has provided an overview of offshore PC&T developments in the Cayman Islands and BVI in 2012.

  • Regulatory

    Mills & Reeve | 24-Apr-2013

    Mills & Reeve has over 30 years of experience in helping their clients navigate the many and fast-changing regulations affecting all businesses, whether public or private, UK or overseas.

  • Mourant Ozannes forum focuses on trends in the Jersey high-net-worth sector

    Mourant Ozannes | 23-Apr-2013

    Mourant Ozannes recently hosted a forum dedicated to international trusts and private wealth management in Jersey.

  • Bermuda: jurisdiction of choice for trust and wealth structures download

    Conyers Dill & Pearman | 22-Apr-2013

    Bermuda continues to maintain its position as an attractive jurisdiction for the international high-net-worth private client.

  • Shoosmiths announces 2013 promotions

    Shoosmiths | 18-Apr-2013

    Six new partners are among 22 promotions at Shoosmiths. The partners are joined in the law firm’s 2013 round by 16 new senior associates.

  • Trust and private client

    Conyers Dill & Pearman | 10-Apr-2013

    We focus on the creation and reorganisation of trusts and corporate structures for the purpose of the preservation of client capital and the succession planning of ownership structures for family businesses.

  • Shoosmiths extends its Manchester team

    Shoosmiths | 2-Apr-2013

    Shoosmiths has reached 100 employees at its Manchester office.

  • Conyers Dill & Pearman tops Legal 500 UAE offshore rankings

    Conyers Dill & Pearman | 28-Mar-2013

    Conyers Dill & Pearman has earned top marks in the UAE offshore category of Legal 500’s EMEA directory.

  • Chambers Global ranks Conyers as a Band 1 firm in global offshore

    Conyers Dill & Pearman | 25-Mar-2013

    Conyers Dill & Pearman has been highly ranked in the 2013 edition of Chambers Global.

  • Mergers and acquisitions — private equity

    NCTM | 8-Mar-2013

    Various industry publications rate NCTM as one of the best Italian law firms in the field of M&A and private equity.

  • Mourant Ozannes leads Citywealth Leading Lawyers list in 2013

    Mourant Ozannes | 1-Mar-2013

    Mourant Ozannes has gained recognition as the leading offshore law firm for international trusts and private client work.

  • Hogan Lovells partners are named as 2013 BTI Client Service All-Stars

    Hogan Lovells | 1-Mar-2013

    Hogan Lovells has revealed that three of its partners were listed as All-Stars in the 2013 BTI Client Services All-Star report.

  • Asian Legal Business — A Question of Trust download

    Mourant Ozannes | 1-Mar-2013

    Paul Christopher, Hong Kong managing partner, talks to Asian Legal Business about increasing interests for private trusts in Asia.

  • Michelmores hires OC private client head for Bristol base


    Exeter-headquartered Michelmores has beefed up its Bristol base with the hire of Osborne Clarke private client head Sandra Brown.

  • Private wealth

    Arendt & Medernach | 22-Feb-2013

    Our Private Wealth practice advises wealthy families and entrepreneurs on the legal structuring of their wealth and investments.

  • Withers to launch international family consulting group


    Withers is to launch a consultancy group following client demand for a service that will help family-run businesses resolve arguments.

  • Private client

    Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle | 8-Feb-2013

    The Curtis private client group advises high-net-worth individuals, including owners of closely held businesses and executives of public companies.

  • Private client and trusts

    Appleby | 6-Feb-2013

    Appleby’s Private Client & Trusts group provides trust services to high-net-worth individuals, families, international private banks and trust companies. We advise on all aspects of trust law, including the establishment, restructuring and winding up of private, charitable, purpose and commercial trusts.

  • Private capital

    Addleshaw Goddard | 4-Feb-2013

    Addleshaw Goddard is now the largest firm in the UK with a full-service private client facility. We are regarded as pre-eminent in our field and have a large team of excellent technicians.

  • Private client

    Taylor Wessing | 4-Feb-2013

    Taylor Wessing is one of only a handful of serious international law firms with strength-in-depth in the private client field across numerous jurisdictions.

  • International trusts and private client

    Mourant Ozannes | 4-Feb-2013

    Mourant Ozannes’ International Trusts & Private Client practice group (ITPC) is led from the firm’s London office by former barrister and international trusts litigation specialist Douglas Close.

  • Private client

    Shoosmiths | 4-Feb-2013

    Shoosmiths Access Legal gives our private clients access to the law through friendly, approachable people who know that understanding individual need is the first step to making the law work.

  • Private client

    Winckworth Sherwood | 1-Feb-2013

    Our private client team at Winckworth Sherwood advises individuals, families, executors and trustees on a full range of private legal matters.

  • Leading sets prepare for boom year in litigation as The Lawyer reveals 2013's top cases


    The civil courts will be dominated by credit crunch litigation and professional negligence battles in 2013, The Lawyer reveals today, while London’s courts continue to attract the wealthiest of litigants (see The Lawyer Top 20 Cases).

  • Withers hires BLP wealth planning partner in Singapore


    Withers has hired partner Simon Michaels from Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) for its wealth planning practice in Singapore.

  • Macfarlanes boosts private client with senior Speechlys hire


    Macfarlanes has made a rare lateral partner hire by re-recruiting Speechly Bircham international tax and wealth structuring head Charles Gothard.

  • Taylor Wessing ramps up private client with Manches hire


    Taylor Wessing has hired Manches partner Amanda Nelson and is relocating partner Ryan Myint to Singapore in key moves for its private client practice.

  • Ledingham Chalmers boosts private client with bolt-on


    Scottish firm Ledingham Chalmers has strengthened its private client practice by merging with Aberdeen boutique Esslemont Cameron & Gauld.

  • Withers promotes five as turnover rises by 12 per cent


    Withers has announced a bumper round of partner promotions, with five added to its partnership.

  • Wealth and safety

    4 June 2012

    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

  • Tods Murray bolts on private client boutique


    Scottish firm Tods Murray has absorbed two-partner private client firm Fyfe Ireland.

  • LG partner Garnham quits firm for social networking


    LG private client partner Caroline Garnham has left the firm to concentrate on the social networking site she dreamed up five years ago.

  • Error alert

    6 June 2011

    Professional trustees can no longer rely on the Hastings-Bass principle as a cure-all for their mistakes. Michael Alden and Sue Savill report

  • Giving to the full

    6 June 2011

    Changes to the Government’s policy on philanthropy are in the spotlight as the Big Society agenda takes shape, say Christopher Groves and Alana Lowe-Petraske

  • Remains of the pay

    6 June 2011

    A recent pension law upgrade could be a game-changer in terms of advising clients on how their wealth is transferred. By Julie Hutchison

  • Family value: how private client filled the corp gap

    23 May 2011

    Family constitutions, governance, succession planning and plain old hard work are in the spotlight, writes Catrin Griffiths from Monaco

  • Hunters additions set to up firm’s City profile

    9 May 2011

    Hunters is taking advantage of the fallout from the Dawsons-Penningtons merger and the senior management changes at Farrer & Co to ramp up its presence within Lincoln’s Inn.

  • Dawsons and Penningtons set for imminent merger

    14 March 2011

    Lincoln’s Inn firm Dawsons is close to sealing a merger with private client firm Penningtons after ­coming under pressure to recapitalise and keep a grip on its core partnership.

  • BLP nabs Herbies private client star

    7 February 2011

    Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has hired Herbert Smith’s only dedicated ­private client partner just three months after the latter firm declared its ambition to grow in that area.

  • Herbies aims for emerging markets by homing in on private client

    8 November 2010

    Herbert Smith is upping its emphasis on private client work as part of a strategic push into emerging markets.

  • Ex-Schillings chief to open media firm in London

    7 June 2010

    Celebrity lawyer Simon Smith is to launch his own practice in London six months after quitting Schillings.

  • Howes Percival boosts private client team

    7 June 2010

    Howes Percival is forging ahead with plans to treble its private client team following the arrival of two lawyers.

  • A&O spin-off boosts partnership with double lateral hire


    Allen & Overy spin-off Maurice Turnor Gardner (MTG) has hired two pensions partners.

  • Payne Hicks trio to set up boutique practice

    24 May 2010

    Three Payne Hicks Beach private client partners will leave the firm next month to set up a boutique private client practice. Louise Stoten, a partner at Payne Hicks for the past 10 years, will set up New Quadrant Partners along with partners Marcus Parker and Jane Bennett, who both joined the firm last year. They will be joined by Payne Hicks associate Zoë Camp and tax and trust principal Simon ...

  • Trio of Payne Hicks partners form spin-off private client boutique


    Three Payne Hicks Beach private client partners will leave the firm next month to set up a boutique private client practice.

  • Thomas Eggar's new private client chief vows to attract work to regions


    Thomas Eggar has appointed Richard Jordan to replace Patricia Woolgar as head of its private client group.

  • Mace & Jones hit by £60m client action

    12 April 2010

    North West firm Mace & Jones has been named as a defendant in a £60m professional negligence claim alongside Kings Chambers’ John Hoggett QC.

  • LG quartet launch private client boutique

    8 March 2010

    Four LG private client partners have jumped ship to set up a wealth advisory boutique in Mayfair to target ’high-end’ individuals in the UK and abroad.

  • RJW U-turn sees family and private client take centre stage

    8 March 2010

    Russell Jones & Walker (RJW) is putting its newly acquired family and private client team at the heart of its growth strategy two years after outsourcing the practice.

  • Wealth conscious

    1 February 2010

    Private client lawyers have been proactive in response to the many recent setbacks with the launch of the Family Office Channel. Sarah Cormack and Patricia Milner explain the benefits already gleaned and the many to come from this innovative forum

  • What happened to A&O’s first female partner?

    18 January 2010

    When Clare Maurice was made up at Allen & Overy (A&O) in 1985 she was the sole female partner at the firm.

  • McDermott unveils London private client practice


    McDermott Will & Emery has launched a private client practice in its London office with a view to aligning the service with that in its New York offering.

  • A claim of two halves

    31 August 2009

    The Radmacher case heard in the Court of Appeal, which accepted the viability of a prenup against the ruling of the first instance judge, appears to have allowed for an incursion of foreign law into English courts. By Henry Brookman

  • Forsters targets Middle East, Africa with Radcliffes capture

    31 August 2009

    Private client and ­property boutique Forsters has hired former ­RadcliffesLeBrasseur ­private client chief Kelly Noel-Smith.

  • Courting the press


    Allowing hacks into the melting pot of the family courts could have as yet unforeseen consequences, says Raymond Tooth and Jeffrey Nedas

  • Mishcon shifts family into private client

    22 June 2009

    Mishcon de Reya is to revamp its private client practice to bring its flagship family practice into the fold.

  • Peter Andre turns to Stewarts for court battle with Shackleton


  • 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).

  • Rogues (and claims) gallery


    Settling the estate of an eccentric artist who left behind bizarre artefacts and hundreds of claimants has been the (strangest) case of a lifetime, explains Peter Walmsley

  • Family Court transparency: has New Labour reneged on its promise?

    13 April 2009

    In December last year Lord Chancellor Jack Straw QC declared that the ­Government would propose to change the law to allow access to the Family Court so that justice could be seen to be done.

  • A&O blames recession for exhaustive clearout


    Allen & Overy’s (A&O) wide-reaching internal restructuring was triggered by an unexpectedly sharp downturn at the beginning of this year, according to managing partner Wim Dejonghe.

  • Mishcon offers Smarta online advice


    Mishcon de Reya has signed up to a legal advice helpline, with two of its lawyers giving advice via online business support site Smarta.

  • Slaughters scores last-minute Arshavin transfer for Arsenal


    Slaughter and May has completed the biggest deal of the football transfer ­window, securing Russian star Andrei Arshavin for Arsenal.

  • Private Client Special Report: Divine ’09


    As the global economy braces itself for an uncertain 2009, Patricia Milner and Charlie Tee take a look at what the coming year has in store for private client lawyers

  • Private client special report: the two faces of commoditisation


    Commoditisation is a reality of 21st Century business – the only way to combat its effects is to accept it, says Michael Alden.

  • Private client special report: Nisi does it


    After a decade of high profile cases and escalating payouts, 2009 could herald the reform of arcane divorce laws, says Peter Baughan.

  • Ecclestone ditches Withers for Manches in divorce


    Withers for Manches in divorce" /Formula One tycoon Bernie Ecclestone has parted company with his divorce lawyers at Withers in favour of Manches' Helen Ward, The Lawyer can reveal.

  • Shearman advises Boston charity over Madoff losses


    Shearman & Sterling has landed a lead role advising one of the largest victims of US hedge fund manager Bernard Madoff's $50bn (£33bn) pyramid scheme.

  • Manches secures £50m payout for Madonna's ex


    Manches family partner Helen Ward has cemented her place as the UK's leading divorce lawyer after securing a £50m divorce settlement for Madonna's husband Guy Ritchie.

  • By royal appointment? Chelsy wins Farrers place


    Prince Harry’s girlfriend Chelsy Davy has started a Christmas vacation scheme at the Queen’s law firm, ­Farrer & Co.

  • Prince Harry's girlfriend starts Farrers vac scheme


    Royal WAG Chelsy Davy has started a Christmas vacation scheme at the Queen’s law firm, Farrer & Co - a move which her peers at Leeds University hope will gain the institution kudos among employees.

  • Clintons, Withers, line up for £2.4bn Ecclestone divorce


    Clintons’ star family lawyer Liz Vernon is to go up against Withers partner Mark Harper in the Ecclestone divorce, set to produce the largest divorce settlement in UK legal history.

  • Pannone plays Cupid to divorce clients


    North West firm ­Pannone has launched a dating forum for its divorce clients.

  • Shackleton squares up to Manches' Ward on Madonna divorce


    The battle for the assets from Madonna and Guy Ritchie’s marriage is to be fought out by heavyweight family lawyers Helen Ward of Manches and Fiona Shackleton of Payne Hicks Beach.

  • Bates Wells holds Poetry Day breakfast


    London charity specialist Bates Wells & Braithwaite has hosted a poetry breakfast with Cornish poet Sally Crabtree in advance celebration of National Poetry Day today.

  • Divorce boom sees Manches add eight


    Manches has ramped up its family practice in response to a rush of enquiries following the economic slump.

  • Credit crisis sparks rush on divorce proceedings


    Family lawyers are already seeing an increase in work as a growing number of women seek to secure assets as the economic boom turns to gloom.

  • In good company


    Executive-level salaries, severance pay and pension benefits are being targeted by the Dutch tax authorities – but forming a special type of limited company can halve the size of the eventual bill.

  • Harbottle names barrister as charity head


    Harbottle & Lewis has hired a former Radcliffe Chambers barrister as head of its charities group.

  • Boodles bags LG tax and private capital partner


    Private client firm Boodle Hatfield has hired an LG tax and private capital partner.

  • Private client/family special reports


    Where is the best place for a woman to get a divorce? London of course, the divorce capital of the world. ‘Forum shopping’, as it is known in family law circles, creates a myriad of problems for all parties involved in the divorce process.

  • Split decisions


    The EU’s efforts to reduce forum shopping for divorce cases – and potentially curtail the UK’s status as the top choice – has in reality created a minefield of legislation.

  • Mental wealth


    Teething problems with the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 are defeating the legislation’s admirable objectives, argues Fiona Smith

  • There may be rubles ahead


    The increasing mobility of international families and its strain on relationships has made it necessary for private client lawyers to understand the complexities involved in dealing with international divorce.

  • Forsters snares four Withers partners


    Forsters snares four Withers partners" /Mayfair firm Forsters has secured four partners from Withers following legal discussions over their accession.

  • Seddons’ real estate team defects to Mishcon


    Mishcon de Reya has bolstered its wealth-planning group after raiding West End firm Seddons for a specialist residential real estate team.

  • Wilsons bags BLP charity head; will open in London


    Wilsons bags BLP charity head; will open in London" /Salisbury-based charity and private client firm Wilsons has hired Berwin Leighton Paisner's (BLP) head of charity and is to open a London office in ...

  • Advisors kept as Mosley moves from privacy to libel


    Norfolk-based Steeles Law has been retained by Formula 1 chief Max Mosley as he launches libel proceedings against the News of the World.

  • Thring Townsend bucks recruitment trend


    Bath firm Thring Townsend Lee & Pembertons is set to step up its recruitment programme after hiring two partners for its London practice.

  • Mishcon de Reya to put investment before profit


    Mishcon de Reya to put investment before profit" /Mishcon de Reya has reported limited growth in 2007-08 as the firm’s ­partners prepare to invest heavily in new offices and growing the litigation arm.

  • Steeles beats Farrers in Mosley orgy case


    Norfolk-based firm Steeles Law has won Formula 1 chief Max Mosley £60,000 in damages after suing the News of the World for breach of privacy.

  • Withers picks new head of family law


    Withers has promoted family law partner Julian Lipson to head its family practice.

  • Too chicken for hot potato?


    Until laws on divorce and cohabitants are brought into the 21st Century injustice will continue, says Julian Lipson

  • Cohabitation agreements


    Divorcing couples have been dubbed the latest victims of the credit crunch. With house prices on the slide and houses failing to sell, would-be divorcees are finding themselves forced into extending their time under the same roof together.

  • Law Commission drags heels on divorce reform


    The Law Commission’s attitude to the enforcement of pre-nuptial agreements has been slammed by family lawyers’ association Resolution for its lack of urgency.

  • Withers partner joins Stevens & Bolton


    #Surrey-based Stevens & Bolton has hired private client partner Stuart Skeffington from Withers. Skeffington specialises in advising on taxation of investments, complex offshore structures, business exits and reconstructions, tax planning for international families and employee remuneration strategies. Skeffington was at Wither

  • Schillings wins Appeal Court victory for author JK Rowling


    Media law firm Schillings scored a victory in the Court of Appeal today (7 May), which held that the privacy of client and Harry Potter author JK Rowlings’ five-year-old son had been infringed.

  • Lawyers mourn barrister shot by police


    Family lawyers have expressed shock at the death of Mark Saunders, who was killed in a shoot out with police last night (6th May) in London’s Chelsea neighbourhood.

  • Dickinson Dees' private client dept sees sole partner promotion


    North East firm Dickinson Dees has promoted only one partner this year compared with two promotions last year and five in 2006.

  • Speechly Bircham seals Revlon deal for supermodel Elle Macpherson


    Speechly Bircham has picked up the lead role acting for model Elle Macpherson on her deal to become the new face of $1.33bn American cosmetics giant Revlon.

  • Mishcon demands IOC ensures athlete safety


    Mishcon has written to the International Olympic Committee urging it to clarify how it will protect dissident athletes.

  • Al Fayed calls lawyers off the Diana quest


    Al Fayed's legal team has finally been ordered to stand down from pursuing avenues as to the reasons Princess Diana and Dodi died.

  • Diana verdict: Gross negligence not conspiracy to murder


    Mohamed Al Fayed's legal team yesterday were considering their options after the jury returned a verdict of unlawful killing.

  • Mills-McCartney judgment reveals all


    Heather Mills has failed in her attempt to block the publication of the judgment handed down in her divorce from Paul McCartney.

  • Mills receives £24.3m in McCartney divorce settlement


    Payne Hicks Beach client Sir Paul McCartney is to pay estranged wife Heather Mills £24.3m in a divorce settlement determined by High Court judge Mr Justice Bennett.

  • Dickinson Dees sets up wealth team for women


    North East firm Dickinson Dees has launched an all-woman wealth management team to target the lucrative market of independently wealthy women in the region.

  • Non-domiciled policy slammed but lawyers pleased with Budget


    Chancellor Alistair Darling has pushed ahead with plans to hit non-domiciled residents with a £30,000 annual tax, with the levy kicking in once they have lived in the UK for seven years.

  • Legal community slams Budget's non-doms policy


    The Chancellor Alistair Darling has pushed ahead with plans to hit non-domiciled residents with a £30,000 annual tax, with the levy kicking in once they have lived in the UK for seven years.

  • House of Lords throws out Norris extradition case


    White & Case has won a landmark House of Lords victory that will undermine key points of the UK's extradition treaty with the US.

  • Sand Aire general counsel joins Withers


    Withers has hired corporate and family specialist Rosalyn Breedy to its London office as head of counsel.

  • McCartney-Mills judgment may be made public


    Details of what is expected to be the biggest divorce settlement in history may be made public, Mr Justice Bennett has warned Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills.

  • The family courts and why Paul McCartney should reveal all


    A new family courts pilot scheme poses more questions than it answers.

  • Thomas Eggar joins City revolt over non-doms' tax


    Thomas Eggar has joined leading City figures in their campaign against the tax crackdown on non-domiciled individuals living in the UK.

  • McCartney/Mills divorce case rolls into second week


    The Heather Mills/ Paul McCartney divorce hearing will extend into next week after the estranged couple failed to reach a settlement in London’s Royal Courts of Justice.

  • Mrs Crossley drops landmark divorce claim


    The Crossley divorce case has grounded to a halt after Susan Crossley dropped her claim to her ex-husband's fortune.

  • High Court reveals identity of stalker barrister


    Common law set 12 King's Bench Walk barrister Lincoln Crawford has been named as the recorder convicted of harassing his ex-wife and new partner.

  • Mills prepares to cross-examine McCartney


    Payne Hicks Beach could find its client Sir Paul McCartney cross-examined by estranged wife Heather Mills as the divorce case goes to court today (11 February).

  • Where there's a will...


    Recent changes to the inheritance tax threshold have the potential to make wills an easier sell than ever before.

  • Question of trusts


    Sharia trusts' use of forced heirship rights tends to fragment share ownership down the generations, in some cases sparking disputes. Toby Graham advises on what to watch out for.

  • Pay daze


    What should happen when bankruptcy and divorce proceedings coincide?

  • Media lobbies Govt to introduce libel cap


    Twenty two media groups have joined forces to lobby the Government for a cap on the exponential costs in libel cases.

  • Growth forecast inspires Withers' Hong Kong move


    Private client specialist Withers is to open an office in Hong Kong.

  • Actress gets £5m for superbug infection


    Russell Cooke and Weightmans reached a settlement that will see actress Leslie Ash receive £5m compensation for contracting a superbug infection at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

  • House of Lords hears Norris extradition case


    The House of Lords will today begin hearing the case of Ian Norris, determining conditions under which a UK citizen can be extradited to the US.

  • Withers launches in Hong Kong


    Private client specialist Withers is to open in Hong Kong, focusing on cross-border legal and wealth planning.

  • Manches chases Charman in £48m Bermuda showdown


    Manches is set to pursue insurance magnate John Charman through the Bermudian Courts to recover the £48m he owes his ex-wife as part of their divorce settlement.

  • RJW outsources family practice after departure


    Russell Jones & Walker (RJW) is to outsource its family practice following the departure of head of private client and family Jeremy Abraham.

  • Miners hit by compensation failures


    Sick miners and their families are losing out on compensation they are entitled to because of administrative failures, according to a critical report by Legal Services Complaints Commissioner Zahida Manzoor.

  • Bindmans sees official cleared of secrets leak


    Civil liberties specialist Bindman & Partners has successfully defended a civil servant accused of breaching the Official Secrets Act after leaking secret documents to the media.

  • Family lawyers welcome Divorce Day


    The UK's family lawyers are enjoying D Day (Divorce Day) today, as more divorces are expected to be filed today than on any other day of the year.

  • Mishcon put through the Mills stone


    Mishcon de Reya was all over the papers just before Christmas. In case you missed it, the firm is said to be looking to sue former client Heather Mills McCartney over her unpaid legal bills.

  • Heather Mills-McCartney turns to M Law


    Media boutique M Law has won Heather Mills-McCartney as a new client, advising her on the three libel actions that are running alongside the former model's bitter divorce proceedings from Sir Paul McCartney.

  • DWF further strengthens family with northern hires


    DWF has made further moves to strengthen its family practice credentials, with lateral hires to its Liverpool and Preston offices.

  • MAB leaves RJW family team bereft


    Russell Jones & Walker (RJW) head of family and private client Jeremy Abraham has joined Matthew Arnold and Baldwin (MAB).

  • Personal injury lawyers face Govt guidelines on charges


    The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has established a costs committee to advise it on what rates personal injury (PI) lawyers can charge.

  • Banks claim victory in NatWest Three case


    Jones Day, Travers Smith and White & Case clients Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Royal Bank of Canada have landed a victory in the NatWest Three case, after the former bankers pleaded guilty to fraud.

  • Mills & Reeve goes all out for divorce market


    Mills & Reeve has moved to cement its foothold in the matrimonial market by launching a website for people going through divorce, separation or dissolution of civil partnership.

  • Fox Williams targets credit crunch claimants


    City-based law firm Fox Williams is positioning itself to act for private clients against banks in the expected credit crunch fallout.

  • Mills & Reeve launches in Leeds and Manchester


    Mills & Reeve is set to launch offices in Leeds and Manchester after taking on Addleshaw Goddard's entire family practice in the North West.

  • BLP plugs gap in market with swoop on Dorsey for tax expert


    Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has continued its strategy of ramping up its tax practice by hiring star tax partner Liesl Fichardt from US firm Dorsey & Whitney.

  • Halliwells bolsters private client practice


    Halliwells has boosted its private client team with the appointment of Irwin Mitchell partner Paul Hirst.

  • Mishcon snares Sears Tooth partner


    One half of the partnership at matrimonial boutique Sears Tooth has defected to major rival Mishcon de Reya.

  • Heather Mills and Mishcons part company


    Heather Mills has parted company with her divorce lawyer, Anthony Julius of Mishcon de Reya, a week after being dropped by her media spokesman Phil Hall.

  • Private client: Building bridges


    What do onshore law firms look for when referring private client work offshore? The lawyers responsible reveal all

  • Jersey: fraud


    Recovering assets through the criminal courts can be a tricky business. Stephen Baker reports on how Jersey's civil courts are about to get busier as new confiscation legislation comes into force

  • Gibraltar: non-doms


    Any change to the status quo regarding the taxation of non-domiciled UK residents will provide countries such as Gibraltar with an opportunity to cash in, says Joey Garcia

  • Bakers partner joins Barclays Wealth


    Baker & McKenzie private banking partner Jonathan Burt has joined Barclays Wealth as a senior wealth adviser. Burt will join the offshore and private banking arm of the financial service powerhouse in January 2008. The former Bakers’ partner was based in the City office for seven years where he focused on private banking.

  • Former Radcliffe head settles dismissal claim


    Radcliffe Chambers' former chief executive Chris Owen has settled his claim for constructive dismissal after his acrimonious exit from the chancery set last year.

  • Police seize stolen Da Vinci painting from HBJ Gateley Wareing


    The police raided the Glasgow office of HBJ Gateley Wareing yesterday (4 October) for a £30m stolen Leonardo da Vinci painting and arrested one of the firm's partners.

  • Celebrity lawyers aim for 'divorces with dignity'


    An alliance of high profile lawyers to the stars are teaming up to launch a popular US alternative dispute resolution procedure for divorces in London this week.

  • Camerons sources immigration talent


    CMS Cameron McKenna's new head of immigration is to be followed to the firm by her former team from Reed Smith.

  • Tycoon offers legal chief to McCanns


    Double-glazing magnate Brian Kennedy has offered the services of his in-house legal chief Edward Smethurst to the parents of missing Madeleine McCann.

  • Thompsons hit with £150K travellers’ action


    Trade union and personal injury specialist Thompsons Solicitors is being sued for negligence by a travellers’ warden for more than £150,000.

  • Irwin Mitchell appoints NW family head


    Irwin Mitchell appoints NW family head" /Irwin Mitchell has appointed Elizabeth Tait to head the firm's family law department.

  • Withers draws new clients with art team


    Private client specialist firm Withers has formed an alliance with an art investment consultancy to market jointly its art team to a new range of clients.

  • Ashurst, CC and Freshfields enable juniors' rugby dream


    Ashurst, CC and Freshfields enable juniors' rugby dream" /Ashurst, Clifford Chance and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer ...

  • Pinochet's lawyer hired by McCanns


    Kingsley Napley has been hired by the parents of Madeleine McCann to advise them on their legal rights.

  • Janet Jackson "wardrobe malfunction" back in court


    Janet Jackson’s ‘wardrobe malfunction’ in 2004 will be back in court tomorrow (11 September), as the CBS television network once again tries to overturn its $550,000 (£273,000) fine for indecency.

  • Pop producer sues Charles Russell


    Charles Russell has been hit with a second negligence High Court battle in as many weeks.

  • Charles Russell seeks to bolster private client arm with West End office launch


    Charles Russell will launch its West End-based office on Monday (10 September) in a bid to ramp up its private client practice.

  • Cohabitation laws too expensive, says Haworth & Nutall


    Blackburn-based firm Haworth & Nuttall has claimed that changes to cohabitation laws will “fall at the first hurdle” due to extra costs.

  • Family: Home sums


    The laws regarding the financial rights of cohabiting couples are changing, but is the shift significant enough to reflect this sea change in society?

  • Family unfriendly


    When the Lords threw out HMRC's appeal against an income-splitting family business, the Government announced a change to the law. By James Johnston

  • Shopaholics


    Forum shopping in divorce cases is becoming ever-more popular. And the world's favourite shopping mall? England, of course. By Nigel Shepherd and Alison Bull

  • Cohabitees to get same financial rights as divorcees - Law Commission


    Cohabiting couples that split up should be given the equivalent rights as divorcing couples, the Law Commission recommended today (31 July).

  • Thierry Henry turns to Mishcon for divorce


    Mishcon de Reya has been appointed to handle the divorce of former Arsenal star Thierry Henry in what could be the biggest divorce payout by a footballer, with Henry's fortune estimated at £25m.

  • Wife keeps £48m Charman award


    Manches scored a first in English legal history when the Court of Appeal today (24 May) upheld the largest-ever contested divorce settlement.

  • DWF snares Cobbetts family law team


    North West firm DWF has hired the entire family practice team from Cobbetts.

  • Bircham's private client offering gets media savvy


    Bircham Dyson Bell has launched a new family group to service its growing private client list with a combination of media and family law advice.

  • One Garden Court's speciality aims dashed by Carter reforms


    Family law chambers One Garden Court has set a long-term target to become London's pre-eminent chambers in its field, but sees the Carter reforms as a major hurdle.

  • PI and Clinical Negligence


    Gemma Westacott, deputy editor,

  • Howard Kennedy boosts private client


    West End-based Howard Kennedy has hired Ruth Moore, the former head of private client at Northern Home Counties-based Pictonsas, as a partner to boost its private client department. Moore will add strength to areas including estate planning, probate and trusts. Partner Jo Summers, head of private client, said "Ruth's appointment reflects our ongoing commitment to providing a first-class service to our clients. "The private client department will also be welcoming another associate in ...

  • Private Client/Family Roundup


    Private client and family lawyers are experiencing a flurry of change, including the Government's planned extension of financial rights to cohabiting couples.

  • Goodman Derrick raids ASB family and private client teams


    London firm Goodman Derrick has swooped on ASB Law, hiring three partners to strengthen its family and private client teams.

  • Kirkpatrick private client pair joins Forsters


    Mayfair firm Forsters has raided Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham to bolster its private client team. Partner Carole Cook and consultant Eliza Mellor joined Forsters last Tuesday (1 February), increasing the firm’s private client team to seven partners and two consultants. Cook and Mellor specialise in providing tax and trust advice to individuals, trustees and companies, with a strong emphasis on ...

  • Renamed and famed


    The Solicitors Family Law Association is now known as ‘Resolution’. And with its push for collaborative law, the organisation is changing more than just its name. By Jon Robins

  • All change at Brighton & Hove with new panel


    Brighton & Hove City Council has established a new list of preferred barristers following a review that has seen both Francis Taylor Building and Cloisters axed from the panel.

  • Firm profile: Furley Page


    The origins of Canterbury-based Furley Page date back to the 18th century, when it was founded by a sole practitioner named James Hanson. Today, following a number of mergers, the firm comprises 20 partners and is one of the leading practices in the South East.Approximately 50 per cent of Furley Page’s turnover is derived from private client work. ...

  • Firm profile: Margaret Bennett Solicitors


    Margaret Bennett Solicitors can lay claim to being something of an anomaly. In fact, all the lawyers at the family law specialist are women.

  • Parlour games


    The divorce of Arsenal FC footballer Ray Parlour and his wife Karen broke new ground in terms awards. Liz Vernon sets the record straight

  • For argument’s sake


    Settling family disputes through mediation is growing in popularity, but more can still be done. Lisa Parkinson reports

  • Kid mapping


    Parental disputes over children have never had a higher profile – and the most contentious area is the enforcement of contact orders. Kevin Hand and Rebecca Bailey-Harris report

  • Firm profile: Pemberton Greenish


    Pemberton Greenish" /Although only a young firm, Pemberton Greenish is as steeped in tradition as its extensive client list of landed estates.

  • Manches family partner jumps ship to Blandys


    Manches has lost a family law partner to Thames Valley firm Blandy & Blandy. Kerry Fretwell joins the Reading firm as a partner, specialising in ancillary relief and cases involving children. She is part of the Solicitors Family Law Association Training Committee and was also involved in setting up the Collaborative Family Law Group, a body that encourages the settlement of family disputes without recourse to court hearings. First revealed on 4 October.

  • Firm profile: Hempsons


    Established in 1890, Hempsons is anything but an old-fashioned firm. In the 115 years since it was created, when its partners broke away from Slaughter and May, the firm has remained independent, preferring, as managing partner Janice Barber puts it, to “slip the baton and ...

  • Park Nelson tie-up gives Lester Aldridge London base


    Lester Aldridge is set to gain its first foothold in London after absorbing 200-year-old real estate, commercial services and private client boutique Park Nelson.

  • House rules


    What happens when a bankrupt’s house has negative equity? This year’s changes to the Insolvency Act provide the answer. Adrian Hyde reports

  • Careers: people


    Manby & Steward has hired a new partner for its dispute resolution division. Brian Aikman, a recently-appointed deputy district judge, joins the firm from Birmingham’s Martineau Johnson, where he was a partner in the litigation department.

  • Trowers hires Kidd Rapinet private client head


    Trowers & Hamlins has signed up South East firm Kidd Rapinet’s private client head. David Semmens joins Trowers as a partner in the firm’s developing private client department, under the direction of group head Luke Valner. First revealed on 22 September 2004

  • Last Cawthra Feather


    August saw the launch of Last Cawthra Feather’s (LCF) sports law team, an unconventional development for a regional firm made all the more unusual by the presence of former professional footballers-turned-consultants Jim Pearson and John Hendrie.

  • Trowers goes South for private client head


    Trowers & Hamlins has targeted South East firm Kidd Rapinet’s private client department to acquire the head of the practice.

  • Australian indigenous services come up for tender


    Government-funded legal services provided to Aborigines and Torres Strait islanders in Australia are to be opened up to private law firms for the first time when an official tender process begins in November.

  • Taylor Walton


    The philosophy at Taylor Walton is simple: regional is best.

  • Balfour & Manson hooks up with GW Tait


    Edinburgh firm Balfour & Manson has bolstered its private client practice by merging with GW Tait & Sons. The move will see two GW Tait partners, George Tait and Allen Kerr, join the partnership, along with three associates and the majority of the firm’s staff. The 18-partner firm has expanded significantly this year with the acquisition in May of a substantial part of the personal injury practice of Aberdeen firm Burnside Kemp Fraser and the opening of an Aberdeen office, its first outside ...

  • Balfour & Manson boosts private client with local merger


    Edinburgh firm Balfour & Manson has bolstered its private client practice by merging with G W Tait & Sons.

  • Clarkson Wright & Jakes


    Some of the highest achievers start late in life. Some of those people end up at the very top of their professions. It’s the benefit of life experience, they say.

  • Careers: people


    City firm Dawsons has boosted its corporate department with the promotion to partner of Ute Mueller. Mueller, who qualified in Germany in 1997 and joined the firm three years ago, specialises in international law.

  • KSB Law


    Despite the trendy name, KSB Law is a firm strongly grounded in English history.

  • Careers: people


    Canterbury firm Furley Page has bolstered its family law division with the hire of solicitor Anne Blenkinsop from Maidstone’s ASB Law. Blenkinsop has 14 years’ experience in family law and is a member of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel.

  • Pictons


    Pictons chief executive officer (CEO) David Lambert is unusual in having a vision for the firm that he describes as “transient”. Some CEOs and managing partners might bridle at the suggestion of ‘transience’ in their thinking. But not Lambert.

  • Stephenson Harwood’s private capital team defects


    Stephenson Harwood is losing its entire private capital and family team to Charles Russell.

  • Wife prop


    After her victory in the Karen Parlour case, Liz Vernon sets the record, and her critics, straight. Gemma Charles reports

  • Parlour case results in victory for Clintons


    Clintons scored a high-profile success last week after the Court of Appeal ruled in favour of its client Karen Parlour in her divorce claim against her ex-husband Ray Parlour. The court ruled that the Arsenal footballer must pay Karen Parlour a third of his future income in a landmark ruling that will change the face of high-earners’ divorces. Had the marriage lasted longer than its three years, the award would have been 50 per cent. Specialist matrimonial firm Alexiou Fisher Philipps ...

  • Public allowed to instruct barristers direct


    Barristers can now receive instructions direct from members of the public following a change in the Bar Council’s code of conduct. The Department of Constitutional Affairs last week granted approval for the council to remove the blanket ban on direct public access. The new scheme does not apply to criminal, family and immigration barristers, who must still receive instructions from solicitors. First revealed on 6 July

  • Careers: people


    Matthew Arnold Baldwin announced a string of promotions last week, including Karen Jones, who became a partner in the firm’s IT and e-commerce division. Five lawyers have also been made up to associate.

  • Family lawyers gain pension service


    Family lawyers are being targeted by a new legal consultancy that completes the pension valuation and sharing aspects of divorce proceedings for solicitors.

  • Leo Abse & Cohen


    Ian Hopkins, managing partner of South Wales law firm Leo Abse & Cohen (LAC), makes no bones about how the firm needed a shake-up two years ago. “We recognised that big changes were needed and went through an enormous cultural shift,” he admits. “We were a sleeping giant, but we’ve woken up.”

  • SAS Lawyers


    Philip Smith, the managing partner of Cheshire firm SAS Lawyers, is not one to hide his firm’s light under a bushel. “We’re very assertive on PR,” he says.

  • Lee & Pembertons


    “Commercially active high-net-worth individuals demand expert legal advice,” says Julian Whately, senior partner of Westminster firm Lee & Pembertons. Whately claims that his firm provides that advice, and not just in the traditional private client sectors of, for example, trusts and personal tax planning. “What we aim to be is a one-stop shop for all our clients’ needs,” he says.

  • Scottish firms gain as Ketchen & Stevens lawyers scatter


    Scottish boutique Pagan Osborne has cherry picked a range of practices from dissolved Edinburgh firm Ketchen & Stevens.

  • BL&B solicitors


    Bishop Longbotham & Bagnall Solicitors (or, as it would prefer to be known in these days of abbreviated law firm names, BL&B Solicitors) perhaps sums up the dilemma faced by many established regional firms early in the 21st century. Should they keep the faith and retain tried-and-trusted ways of doing things, or jettison the status quo in favour of trendy alternatives, such ...

  • Regional firms come good as City counterparts suffer profits slump


    Regional law firms have shrugged off the economic malaise affecting their City contemporaries by reporting solid figures for the last financial year.

  • Firm profile: Clarke Willmott


    A lot of law firms talk about understanding their clients’ needs, but Clarke Willmott claims to offer “more understanding”. This is the South West firm’s brand, and it means what it says. “It could sound a bit nebulous,” says managing partner David Sedgwick, “but we’re serious.”

  • Dawsons rejigs management for private client drive


    Dawsons has appointed a lateral hire of 18 months to senior partner in a bid to drive forward its private client practice.

  • Rainmaker quits Blake Lapthorn for Shoosmiths


    Blake Lapthorn Linnell has lost its leading corporate rainmaker, at the same time as the firm announces the axing of its three-lawyer children and education team.

  • Firm profile: Gardner Leader


    Times have changed a lot since Berkshire firm Gardner Leader was set up in 1895. Nowadays firms are brand-aware, have state-of-the-art IT systems, work through management committees and even, in the case of the present day Gardner Leader, allow clients to provide ‘qualitative appraisals’.

  • Boodle Hatfield appoints new senior partner


    Mayfair’s Boodle Hatfield has elected property partner Tim Manning as its new senior partner to replace long-standing leader Richard Moyes on 1 May. The appointment, after an uncontested election, comes in the wake of a firmwide overhaul which saw the 280 year-old firm return to its core practice areas of property and private capital. Outgoing senior partner Moyes will return to fee-earning in the private client department.

  • Opinion


    Experts in the dock’, screamed one broadsheet headline in January 2004 after the Court of Appeal quashed Angela Cannings’ conviction for murdering two of her children. The Court of Appeal said that in cases such as Cannings’ it will often be unsafe to proceed to trial if the outcome would depend on a serious disagreement between distinguished and reputable experts.

  • The secret’s out


    The steady erosion of professional privilege will have significant implications for lawyers and their clients. John Rhodes reports

  • Taxing times


    Is the UK’s attitude to wealth changing as its population becomes increasingly affluent? Arabella Saker reports

  • Giving what you get


    Recent changes to family home inheritance tax may have major implications for how clients prepare for their future financial security. Penny Catterick reports

  • Goldman Sachs funds ace joins King & Spalding


    King & Spalding has scored another coup for its private equity group by taking on a funds specialist from Goldman Sachs. Stephen Culhane served as vice-president and associate general counsel at Goldman Sachs & Co and was legal director of the private equity group. He will join King & Spalding’s New York private equity group, where he will specialise in fund formation work. First revealed on 31 March

  • 1KBW snares St Philips childcare barrister


    Birmingham’s St Philips Chambers has lost a leading childcare barrister, who has joined London’s One King’s Bench Walk. It is understood that David Hershman QC has made the move to practise in a smaller set with a more specialist family focus. First revealed on 31 March

  • Firm profile: Warner Goodman & Streat


    Hampshire firm Warner Goodman & Streat recently celebrated its 150th anniversary, making it one of the longest-established South Coast practices. But longevity is allied with expansionist and forward-thinking policies. Family-friendly policies are the norm, with staff working regularly from home. Profit, while clearly important, is not the sole motive ...

  • Opinion


    The bill creating foundation hospitals scraped into law last year. Through the mist and fog of political debate, one thing seems clear. Foundation hospitals will have to behave much more like private companies than extensions of the civil service. If trusts status was one step away from Whitehall, foundation status is probably three steps away – and that may only be the start of a long walk.

  • Firm profile: White and Bowker


    Hampshire firm White and Bowker has been around longer than many of its competitors. Established in 1750, the firm has existed “in a number of guises ever since”, according to chairman Niall Brook.

  • RadcliffesLeBrasseur family man joins Harcus


    RadcliffesLeBrasseur family department head Roger Cobden-Ramsey has left to join small London firm Harcus Sinclair. His assistant Terry Bray moves with him.

  • Travers introduces new head of private equity


    Travers Smith Braithwaite has appointed Charles Barter as head of the firm’s nine-person private equity group.

  • Shadbolts carves out new management role


    Shadbolt & Co has created a new management position in London to maintain its current development push. Liz Jenkins, head of the national and international projects and procurement group, has been appointed as managing partner and head of Shadbolts’ London office. Jenkins has recently worked on the £200m Colchester garrison project, acting for service providers Sodexho and WS Atkins. Her new role will include promotion of the firm’s projects/public finance initiative/public-private ...

  • Firm profile: Withy King


    Withy King managing partner Martin Powell is unequivocal in his commitment to new ways of doing things. “To move with the times a firm has to be run as a business, not a traditional partnership,” he argues. “You’ve got to recognise the value of your capital assets and finds ways to value the firm’s work-in-progress and its goodwill in a way that keeps everyone enthused.”

  • Olswang set to raid SJ Berwin for private equity push


    Olswang is poised to bulk up its private equity team with the hire of two SJ Berwin partners Jonathan Pittal and Perry Yam.

  • I spy...


    The Proceeds of Crime Act has created outrage among family lawyers, who may have to secretly act against the interests of their own client and breach professional privilege. By Jon Robins

  • Firm profile: Rawlison Butler


    Tim Sadka, managing partner of West Sussex practice Rawlison Butler, uses a boxing metaphor to sum up his sense of the firm. “We punch well above our weight,” he claims. Proudly, he quotes testimonials from clients praising the way in which he and his colleagues deliver a City service. Indeed, with its expansionist drive, Rawlison Butler looks well placed to be ...

  • Radcliffes partner exodus mounts as two heads quit


    Westminster firm RadcliffesLeBrasseur has lost two departmental heads – making a total of three partners this year. This means that the firm has lost four department heads in the past 15 months.

  • St Philips hikes turnover by ninety-three per cent


    A bumper January, with gross income for the month hitting a record £2.25m, has helped St Philips Chambers post total revenues of £18.3m for its last financial year.

  • Anthony Gold benefits from Barnett Sampson’s closure


    Holborn-based family and commercial property firm Barnett Sampson has dissolved after 20 years in practice, with the bulk of its partnership migrating to Anthony Gold.

  • Firm profile: Gibson & Co


    It was an eventful 2003 for Newcastle’s Gibson & Co. In just a year the 300-year-old firm grew from four partners to six with the hire of two Allen & Overy (A&O) litigators.

  • Stephenson Harwood in ‘planned’ staff loss


    Stephenson Harwood has lost three partners and two consultants from its private capital team, but has stated that the moves were “anticipated” in its business planning following profitability “concerns”.

  • Opinion


    The Government’s plans to reintroduce the Civil Partnerships Bill to Parliament in its amended form would introduce a scheme whereby same-sex couples can choose to register as a ‘civil partnership’. This would carry with it recognised legal (and social) status.

  • Firm profile: Fennemores


    The people of Milton Keynes were, until recently, inhabitants of the largest conurbation without a league football team in Europe. The consortium Inter MK was formed to change all that. It spearheaded the drive to bring London’s Wimbledon FC to Milton Keynes. This season, Wimbledon has played in front of capacity crowds in its temporary home of the Milton Keynes ...

  • Field Fisher Waterhouse scoops social care role


    Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has won out against 47 other law firms to become sole legal adviser to the General Social Care Council (GSCC), the regulator of the social care workforce.

  • O’Melveny breathes new life into London strategy


    O’Melveny & Myers is kickstarting its UK office by appointing a founder of SJ Berwin’s private equity group as London managing partner.

  • Firm profile: Whitehead Monckton


    Last November, Kent firm Whitehead Monckton underwent a complete rebranding in a bid to raise its profile, not only in Kent but also across the South East. Its aim was to signal that the firm was no longer just a high street practice.

  • Firm Profile: Zermansky & Partners


    Leeds firm Zermansky & Partners welcomed in the new year with its eponymous founder Victor Zermansky celebrating 50 years on the roll of solicitors.

  • Eversheds partner joins Mills & Reeve


    Eversheds PFI/projects partner Jason Poole is set to join the Cambridge office of Mills & Reeve as a partner later this year. Poole specialises in advising public and private sector clients on a wide range of PFI/public private partnership schemes, project financings and outsourcings. Pooles recent transactions ...

  • Eversheds dumps London private client practice


    Eversheds has decided to cease its private client function in London and has reached an agreement to transfer the practice to Dawsons. Under the arrangement, Eversheds partner Neil Morris will be joining Dawsons from 30 April 2004. Partner Nigel Porteous will move to Maples & Calder in the Cayman Islands. First reported on, 12 December

  • Eversheds axes London private client business


    Eversheds has decided to cease its private client function in London and has reached an agreement to transfer the practice to Dawsons.

  • Project catch-up


    Plans are well and truly afoot to give Northern Ireland's PFI/PPP market a leg-up. Stuart Cairns gives the lowdown on the changing face of projects

  • Fathers’ rights group occupies Family Court


    Hundreds of angry fathers dressed in black and brandishing purple flags have staged a demonstration at the High Court in London as part of a Fathers’ Day protest against their treatment at the hands of Family Division judges. Between 60 and 70 men made it past security guards on Friday (13 June) to occupy the Family Court building itself, while the protesters claim that up to 500 others staged a non-violent protest outside. The court is believed to have been in session at the time and, ...

  • Jacksons to split in two within months


    North East firm Jacksons has announced that it is splitting its core areas of business into two new firms, with effect from 1 September.

  • Key to the City


    Addleshaw Booth & Co has pinned its hopes for private equity in London on Simon Pilling - regardless of Theodore Goddard. By Catrin Griffiths

  • Guardian angel


    Harrowing though her work must be, The Lawyer/Unicef Child Rights Lawyer of the Year Pat Monro still manages to keep smiling. Jennifer Currie reports

  • A sporting life


    Northern managing partner and national litigation head for Pinsents Nigel Kissack is certainly not one to refuse a challenge. Matheu Swallow reports

  • Happy as Barrie


    After downsizing at his last firm, private equity boss Keir Barrie is happier to be charged with expansion at Theodore Goddard. Kathryn Hobbs reports

  • Worth fighting for


    Zimbabwean lawyer Lydia Zigomo is taking a stand against President Mugabe's corrupt regime despite the threat of violent repercussions

  • The pearly queen


    Withers senior partner Diana Parker might opt for tweed and pearls, but her firm's US merger and LLP drive is leaving other firms open-mouthed

  • Eversheds finally shuts the door on family law


    Eversheds is to bow out of family law and refocus its private client department in Norwich in the latest round of reforms, which has seen a strategic shift towards corporate and commercial work.

  • As big as his boots


    Michael Coleman has hurtled through his career rodeo-style, and with clients such as James Hewitt and the Hamiltons, he isn’t about to fall off

  • Split decisions


    Henry Brookman has recently had the sort of press coverage that many advertising agencies dream about. Front page of The Guardian, page five of the Daily Mail, in addition to most of the other national newspapers, discussed on daytime television and follow-ups from around the world.

  • David Willis


    Fiona Callister meets David Willis, Forsters' senior partner, who has helped nurture the young firm which grew out of the ashes of Frere Cholmeley Bischoff.

  • Erica Shelton


    Sean Farrell meets Erica Shelton, the woman Sir Terence Conran referred to as 'bright and manipulative' after she won a £10.5m divorce settlement for his ex-wife.