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The implications of Maughan: the Chief Coroner’s Law Sheet #6

The new Chief Coroner, HHJ Teague QC, has just published his first legal guidance in the form of “Law Sheet 6” addressing the impact of the case of R (on the application of Maughan) v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire [2020] UKSC 46 on coronial practice.

Meaning and purpose: how the best teams are created

The idea of “high-functioning teams” is often discussed as a hallmark of great organisations. Many organisations work hard to create the conditions where teams can thrive; where the total is greater than the sum of the parts, where team members feel compelled to contribute and work together at the positive edge of their collective performance.

A new normal: The challenge of supervising lawyers in the post-COVID workplace

The legal workplace looks a lot different in 2020. In the span of just weeks this year, law firms – along with many other professional organisations – made the kinds of workplace transformations that would have otherwise taken decades. In the UK during the height of lockdowns in June, 49 percent of workers reported working […]

Aviation: Liquidity boosted by loyalty – creative collateral

2020 was a crippling year for the aviation industry. With daily cash burn running into the tens of millions of dollars for many airlines, access to liquidity has been critical as treasury teams and fleet managers juggle expenses with decimated revenue. Many governments pledged state aid but what has been delivered to date has simply not been enough.



A&O mulls second Germany equity cuts in three years

Allen & Overy (A&O) is reviewing the equity points of its German partners, in the magic circle firm’s second attempt to cut back on profit sharing in Germany in three years. A&O’s global management is understood to have introduced a plan to cut the equity points of the partners in its German offices by 15 […]


White & Case boosts Paris office with second Orrick raid

Two partners from Orrick’s French outpost are set to join White & Case’s Paris arm, one year after the latter attracted two partners from the former in a bid to boost its corporate practice. Projects partner Jean-Luc Champy and banking partner Amaury de Feydeau will enter White & Case’s French office after their former Orrick […]


Dentons’ highest-paid partner profits surge to £2.2m

Latest accounts reveal that Dentons’ highest-earning partner saw their pay rise 57 per cent to over £2m in the year ending April 2019. The UK and Middle East accounts, which represent the firm’s first full trading year since its October 2018 merger with Maclay Murray & Spens, show that revenue rose 15.6 per cent, from £205.5m […]

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