16 March 2009

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Chadbourne claims tax victory in Madoff case

Chadbourne & Parke is claiming a major victory on behalf of clients who are victims of Bernard Madoff and his $65bn Ponzi scheme following a ruling today by the US Internal Revenue Service. The IRS has announced that it plans to issue guidance on its website allowing victims of Madoff’s scheme to claim tax refunds […]

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Chadbourne claims tax victory in Madoff case

Chadbourne & Parke is claiming a major victory on behalf of clients who are victims of Bernard Madoff and his $65bn Ponzi scheme following a ruling today by the US Internal Revenue Service. The IRS has announced that it plans to issue guidance on its website allowing victims of Madoff’s scheme to claim tax refunds […]

McDermott looks to replace Freishtat in leadership election

McDermott Will & Emery is gearing up a leadership election to select the next chairman of the US firm. Three partner candidates are standing to replace current chairman Harvey Freishtat. They are New York-based partner Peter Sacripanti, Washington DC partner Bobby Burchfield and Chicago-based head of litigation Jeff Stone. The firm’s 21-strong management committee will […]

McDermott looks to replace Freishtat in leadership election

McDermott Will & Emery is gearing up a leadership election to select the next chairman of the US firm. Three partner candidates are standing to replace current chairman Harvey Freishtat. They are New York-based partner Peter Sacripanti, Washington DC partner Bobby Burchfield and Chicago-based head of litigation Jeff Stone. The firm’s 21-strong management committee will […]

Amey GC takes top legal role at BAA

The British Airport Authority (BAA) has recruited Carol Hui as general counsel from construction group Amey. Both companies are part of the Ferrovial Group. Amey has appointed senior counsel Wayne Robertson to replace Hui as the company’s top lawyer. Former Slaughter and May associate Hui spent eight and a half years at Amey before taking […]

Amey GC takes top legal role at BAA

The British Airport Authority (BAA) has recruited Carol Hui as general counsel from construction group Amey. Both companies are part of the Ferrovial Group. Amey has appointed senior counsel Wayne Robertson to replace Hui as the company’s top lawyer. Former Slaughter and May associate Hui spent eight and a half years at Amey before taking […]

Dentons cuts 76 jobs at end of consultation

Denton Wilde Sapte has laid off 76 people after holding a redundancy consultation with a number of departments across its London and Milton Keynes offices. A total of 37 fee-earners have lost their jobs with the remainder of the redundancies affecting the secretarial, IT, telecoms and library departments. The firm’s chief executive Howard Morris said […]

Dentons cuts 76 jobs at end of consultation

Denton Wilde Sapte has laid off 76 people after holding a redundancy consultation with a number of departments across its London and Milton Keynes offices. A total of 37 fee-earners have lost their jobs with the remainder of the redundancies affecting the secretarial, IT, telecoms and library departments. The firm’s chief executive Howard Morris said […]

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Opinion: Teaching – an easy escape route from law? You’ve got to be kidding

As a lawyer/teacher couple my girlfriend and I are always debating who has the toughest job. Harriet is a typical City lawyer – she gained top grades at A Level and graduated with a law degree from a leading university. In stark contrast I studied humanities at a former poly and then went on to […]

Commercial & Chancery: Shorter and sweeter

The Commercial Court working party’s recommendations are not set in stoneand, as such, will be a shot in the arm for the country’s litigation framework, says Simon Davis If there is one thing the litigation ­system in England and Wales is not short of, it is recommendations for reform. Whether they be in ‘big bang’ […]

Commercial & Chancery: Shorter and sweeter

The Commercial Court working party’s recommendations are not set in stoneand, as such, will be a shot in the arm for the country’s litigation framework, says Simon Davis If there is one thing the litigation ­system in England and Wales is not short of, it is recommendations for reform. Whether they be in ‘big bang’ […]

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