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To support our IHL community, we hosted a webinar on Fraud where we discussed the recent upsurge in fraud due to home working, general awareness of fraudulent activity and what businesses can do to protect themselves.

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In this latest podcast from Shoosmiths’ planning team, partners Kathryn Jump and David Mathias discuss the private rented sector (PRS) and the opportunities that exist for developers as we emerge out of lockdown and new planning changes take effect.

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Shearman & Sterling has changed its fiscal year-end to June, The Lawyer can reveal, meaning partners will have to wait longer to receive their distributions as the firm transitions. The US firm had previously tallied up its financials, promoted partners and calculated compensation at the end of the calendar year. However, it has now shifted […]

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Rosenblatt parent company snaps up Memery Crystal in £30m deal

RBG Holdings has purchased independent London outfit Memery Crystal in a £30m acquisition. As a result of the transaction, which was announced on the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday morning, the parent group of litigation-focused Rosenblatt Limited confirmed that the two firms will retain their own brands and offices in the deal, while also stating […]

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A&O scraps plans for Johannesburg support hub

Allen & Overy has decided against opening a legal services centre in South Africa, as it eyes opportunities in other global locations. The magic circle firm announced in late 2019 the decision to open a new centre in Johannesburg in the first half of 2020, but the launch was deferred in light of the pandemic. […]

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