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An asset tracer’s alphabet

In this short piece, the first in a series of articles shining light on the topic, Schillings’ specialist investigator picks some of the key, basic definitions that an asset tracer should be all too familiar with.

Keeping track of positive covenants

If they can be enforced, positive covenants can be troublesome for buyers and developers alike. But due care can bring any obligations to light during a transaction and help manage them.

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When Deloitte Legal head Michael Castle and Kemp Little chief Andrew Joint met in May 2019, it was the result of shared friendships, mutual clients and industry forces colliding. The Big Four firm’s acquisition of 86 lawyers from Kemp Little, including 29 partners, is its most significant move since announcing plans to expand in the […]

Addressing data security challenges in a remote legal contractor workforce

Over the last few months, the number of legal professionals working remotely has exploded beyond anything we could have imagined before the crisis.  All signs point to a continuing shift towards remote work in the long term.  As we reflect on this trend, the legal profession is rightly sensitive to the need to protect confidential data while we work outside physical offices. In this talk, Consilio’s VP of review solutions for Europe & Asia Ben Rusch aims to demonstrate that protecting information is not simply about preventing sophisticated cyber-attacks. Rather, Information Security is about creating a comprehensive system of protective measures – from the process-driven to the behavioral, from system-level measures down to the steps each of us can take to assist in protecting clients’ information.

Stewarts wants to be the next Mishcon

Few firms can claim to have been on the same organic growth trajectory as Stewarts Law. Since debuting in The Lawyer UK200 with revenues of £28.5m in 2010/11, turnover has ballooned by 170 per cent to £77m at the latest year end. Over the same period, net profit rose from £11.6m to £29.7m – the […]

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Dentons to postpone salary reviews to next year

In the latest amendments to its coronavirus measures, Dentons has paid out bonuses to its fee-earners, although salary reviews have been deferred. The firm said salary reviews in the UK will be postponed to January, when they will be reconsidered. The decisions come as the firm confirmed the ending, in late November, of a series […]

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