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The future of Sheffield

Like many UK cities, Sheffield is going through a period of major transformation, offering modern new office space, repurposed buildings and making headway on its net zero ambitions.

A foundation for FinTech

Cayman Islands foundation companies (Cayman Foundations) are increasingly being utilised as popular structuring vehicles in the sector.

Practical Law: Environmental Law and Practice in Portugal: Overview

This Q&A provides a high-level overview of environmental law and practice, and looks at key practical issues including emissions to air and water; environmental impact assessments; waste; contaminated land and environmental issues in transactions.


Rosenblatt gets the call as Collins Stewart weighs up takeover offer

Collins Stewart, the UK’s largest stockbroker, has called on Rosenblatt Solicitors as it considers a multi-million-pound takeover bid. The group, which has seen income from its capital markets business plummet, has announced it is in talks with an unnamed company. Potential bidders include Japanese bank Nomura, which uses Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and Australia’s Macquarie, which […]

World’s first listed firm sees 27 per cent fee rise

Australian law firm Slater & Gordon has announced a jump in turnover of 27 per cent to hit a revenue of AUS$79.7m (£37m), just one year after it became the world’s first law firm to float. The firm recorded a 42 per cent growth in net profit over the same time period, while it also […]

Travers’ Barter goes in-house at Bridgepoint

Private equity star Charles Barter is to leave Travers Smith to join Bridgepoint Capital, one of the firm’s key private equity clients. Private equity star Charles Barter (pictured) is to leave Travers Smith to join Bridgepoint Capital, one of the firm’s key private equity clients. Barter, who set up Travers’ private equity group in 1996, […]


Opinion: Preventing sexual harassment is easier said than done

Rachel Dineley, employment partner and head of the diversity and discrimination unit, Beachcroft The case of a Shearman & Sterling ­associate being sacked after allegedly ­sexually harassing a vacation scheme ­student has highlighted the complexities of the law relating to harassment in the workplace. The law has grown with the development of discrimination law, which […]

Door knocked

Tulkinghorn’s inside gentlemen in the Commercial Court, Chancery Division, and the Technology and Construction Court pass word that their combined new home by 2010, the Rolls Building, has been slammed for not having enough doors (boom boom). The plans of the £88m Business Court, which will be located at 110 Fetter Lane, London, have been […]

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