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10 stumbling blocks in a business exit

Every business exit is different and a seller’s requirements will vary depending on the nature of their target business, the parties involved and the wider commercial climate. Even so, common issues crop up regularly.

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DWF borrowings skyrocket to nearly £60m ahead of IPO

With the firm just weeks away from listing on the London Stock Exchange, DWF has revealed its borrowings increased by 43 per cent over 2017/18 to nearly £60m. According to its LLP accounts, DWF’s borrowings rose from £41.5m to £59.2m between April 2017 and April 2018. The figure is understood to be one of the largest […]

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UK200: Brexit tops fear list for mid-sized firms

Just over half of the UK 200 Independents think trading conditions will be tougher in 2018/19 compared to last year, exclusive data from The Lawyer has shown. Brexit is still a significant concern for the UK’s regional and national law firms, ranked 101 to 200 in The Lawyer’s annual chart. In an attitudinal survey, just over half […]

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Stories of the year: UK200 and diversity hit the October headlines

Diversity is back on the top of the agenda at firms, whereas US firms heat up their competition to offer the highest salaries for potential talent. The five associates taking law firm gender balance into their own hands Despite women accounting for over 50 per cent of all new entries to the role of solicitor […]

Accounts Committee queries Linklaters' £13m rail bonanza

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has criticised the Government for the way it paid Linklaters & Paines more than £13m for advice on the sale of the first three rail franchises. The report criticises the Office of Passenger Rail Franchising, Opraf, for not using a competitive tender to choose Linklaters and for not […]

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