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Rubbing salt

Poor old Simmons & Simmons, the firm really is in the wars these days, what with partner de-equitisations and Robert Schon suing for anti-semitism. Now the firm has had to cancel its high-profile talk and drinks evening on the Three Rivers privilege case. Scheduled for last Tuesday (9 November), with what the invitation described as […]

Dawkins will be Simmons’ next managing partner

Simmons & Simmons’ head of financial markets Mark Dawkins is to replace David Dickinson as managing partner of the firm. Dawkins is standing for the role unopposed after stating his intention to run for the position during the recent managing partner nomination process. Although the firm’s equity partners nominated a number of partners internationally, Dawkins […]

Writing the wrong

The Government has identified a multitude of criminal acts as fraudulent. What is lacking is the definition of a general offence of fraud. By Gerallt Owen Currently there is no statutory offence of fraud in the UK. In 1984, the Roskill Report recommended the formation of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). The report regrettably did […]

Doughty barrister lands Bar Pro Bono Award

Andrew Hall QC (left) of Doughty Street Chambers has scooped this year’s Bar Pro Bono Award. Hall has spearheaded a drive to promote legal training and develop resources in Eastern and Central Africa, coordinating the efforts of the Bar Council, the British Council and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. The initiative has brought legal books […]

Halliwells targets Liverpool with Cuff Roberts merger

North West firm Halliwells is breaking into Liverpool through a merger with Cuff Roberts. The merger, announced today (November 15), gives Halliwells a foothold in Liverpool, adding to its presence in Manchester, London and Sheffield. Cuff Roberts has 16 partners and a bias towards commercial property work, although it also carries out commercial litigation and […]

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