Ex-Barclays boss appeal over Epstein ties pushed back to 2025

An appeal brought by Barclays’ ex-CEO over the FCA’s decision to fine and ban him from holding any senior City role for 10 years for not fully disclosing his association with Jeffrey Epstein is set for March 2025, The Lawyer can reveal. 

City talk: Canary Wharf snubs Clifford Chance in latest deal

Canary Wharf Group (CWG) recently closed a multimillion-pound development loan deal, but its long-standing legal adviser Clifford Chance was nowhere to be seen.  The Lawyer has widely reported Clifford Chance to have been CWG’s go-to firm for both contentious and non-contentious transactions for well over three decades. In 2003, the company stuck with CC on […]

Suspended Axiom Ince boss: What we know so far

From Ince acquirer to suspended by the regulator – last week it was revealed that the former managing partner of Axiom Ince had been hit with a freezing order from his old firm. What more can be gleaned from this latest development? Pragnesh Modhwadia has found himself at the centre of regulatory scrutiny ever since he […]

K&E’s star debt finance team leaves firm

A debt finance team of four City partners, led by Neel Sachdev, are exiting Kirkland & Ellis.  It is understood that the four are moving to Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, less than  two weeks since news broke that Paul Weiss’s London managing partner Alvaro Membrillera would move in the other direction to K&E. Sachdev […]

Andrew Tucker

Irwin Mitchell mourns loss of CEO

Irwin Mitchell’s chief executive officer (CEO) Andrew Tucker passed away on Wednesday 16 August from an unexpected illness, the firm announced today. Tucker, who has been the firm’s CEO since 2014, has been at Irwin Mitchell for nearly 40 years, having joined in 1985 and made partner in 1988.  Before taking on the CEO role, […]