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Insurance firm Kennedys is in early-stage tie-up talks with Scotland’s Simpson & Marwick and is preparing to put the prospect of a merger to its partners.
Aviation firm Gates and Partners has entered into merger talks with Kennedys.
Kennedys’ net debt at 30 April 2012 was almost double what it was at the same date in 2011, as the firm took out a tax loan for the first time to ease the pain of paying a lump sum in January.
West End firms Howard Kennedy and Finers Stephens Innocent (FSI) are set to merge in a £45m tie-up.
Kennedys is back on the expansion trail and is set to join the Scandanavian market after formalising an associate agreement with Danish firm Advokatfirmaet Erritzøe.
Kennedys’ legal apprenticeship scheme, that offers school leavers the opportunity to practice law without a degree, has welcomed its first group of ten apprentices.
Kennedys has announed preliminary growth figures of 11.6 per cent at the 2011-12 year end, breaking through the £100m barrier with turnover of £108m.
Kennedys has formally merged with its Dublin associate office O’Hare O’Connor Walshe (OHOCW) to create Kennedys Ireland.
Kennedys has signed a three-year outsourcing deal with Integreon that will see five library and information services staff transfer to the back office services provider.
Howard Kennedy and Finers Stephens Innocent have officially merged into a £39m firm.
Kennedys has hired MetLife Asia Pacific legal head Peter Cashin as a partner in its Hong Kong office.
Howard Kennedy chief executive Mark Dembovsky has dismissed claims that there is uneasiness within the firm regarding its upcoming merger with Finers Stephens Innocent (FSI), insisting the deal is still on track despite delays.
Insurance firm Kennedys has said that up to 72 support staff across its finance department are at risk of redundancy across its domestic office network.
Howard Kennedy and Finers Stephens Innocent (FSI) have confirmed their post-merger management lineup.
Barristers from 5 Essex Court and 11KBW have defeated opponents from 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square in the latest round of a Freedom of Information Act (FOI) row relating to former MP George Galloway’s Mariam Appeal.
A partner at Kennedys has been dismissed from the firm and is facing a police investigation following allegations that he stole close to £1m from a client.
The Lawyer was surely not the only inquisitive character baffled by Howard Kennedy’s decision to put an embargo on news that its merger with Finers Stephens Innocent, widely publicised to be going ahead on 1 February, had indeed gone live today.
Kennedys has rolled out its first overseas secondment for trainee solicitors, offering the chance to work in its Hong Kong office.
West End firm Howard Kennedy’s projects team is set to split from the firm just two years after joining it.
Kennedys could be forced to defend in court a decision not to reimburse a client who alleges he was the victim of client money theft by a rogue partner.