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Shoosmiths hires COO from DLA Piper

Shoosmiths is kicking off 2023 by appointing Rachel Reid as the firm’s chief operating officer (COO). Reid joins from DLA Piper, where she worked with the managing director of the Africa, Asia Pacific and Middle East regions, to drive growth and operational efficiency. She joined DLA in 2019, having previously held the role of COO […]


Macfarlanes maintains status quo with leadership reappointment

The senior partner at Macfarlanes has been reappointed for a second term. Sebastian Prichard Jones’ term has been renewed this year, with his next stint taking him up until 2026. He first took on the post in 2020, replacing longstanding leader Charles Martin, who had been in the role for four three-year terms since 2008. […]


Professional negligence claim against tax KC heads to Court of Appeal

The case that saw 100 investors sue tax silk Andrew Thornhill KC for his alleged professional negligence is set to return to court for a three-day appeal in March 2023. The investors sued the silk over advice he provided concerning three similar film finance tax schemes between 2002 and 2004, but the High Court dismissed the […]


Judge recused from case over HSBC-yoga loan

A judge has been recused from a derivatives claim he was overseeing, following claims of apparent bias. His Honour Judge Gerald had heard the matter in June 2021 between former business executives Mr and Mrs Ryan, against the banking giant HSBC. The first instance case related to debts totalling £27m to £30m owed by the […]

Clyde & Co Manchester

Clydes’ Manchester staff move offices as BLM integration continues

Seven months after Clyde & Co merged with insurance firm BLM, integration plans are underway in Manchester as staff prep to switch offices. Two New Bailey is a 70,000 sq ft site based in Salford and was the former headquarters of BLM after the firm relocated all its staff back in August 2021. Before that, […]

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