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Paediatrician Mark Ashton v relatives of David Glass. Ashton told a court in Portsmouth that Glass’ two aunts and an uncle attacked him and a colleague after the family asked that doctors withdraw diamorphine being used to ease Glass’ pain. Glass, who was born with hydranencephaly, had profound mental and physical disabilities and the medical […]

… as chief counsel joins Weil Gotshal

EBRD is losing its chief counsel to Weil Gotshal & Manges‘ London office. Bill Rubin, who has been head of the department for six years, is joining the US firm as a partner to strengthen its growing project finance practice in Europe. Weil Gotshal’s head of project finance Bruce Johnston says: “It’s the experience that […]

Is your firm ready for a transatlantic merger?

The pursuit of a number of transatlantic law firm combinations has received much publicity recently. In order to assess the issues and challenges that will be faced, the following 20 points should be considered before a firm’s management boards the plane to JFK. 1. Before you buy your ticket, sit down with your partners and […]

Feddersens anti-trust team sets up own firm

Feddersen Laule Ewerwahn Scherzberg Finkelnburg Clemm’s entire anti-trust team is breaking away to set up its own practice. A team of 10 anti-trust lawyers including head of the team Josef Schulte, three senior partners, three partners and three associates have set up shop in Frankfurt. The firm is also losing three members of its M&A […]

Radcliffes private client head takes team to Bircham & Co

Radcliffes is attempting to plug a gap in its tax and private client division after the lead partner and four members left to join Bircham & Co. Stephen Lewin, head of Radcliffes’ tax and private client department, and his colleagues will join the firm today (12 June). Offshore expert Helen Ratcliffe is joining Bircham & […]

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