25 August 2003

Home guard

Michael Mensik and Peter George report on how US government agencies are following the trend for ‘offshoring’ In testifying before the US House of Representatives Committee on Small Business on 18 June, Paul Almeida, president of the department for professional employees at the American Federation of Labour – Congress of Industrial Organisations, called on policymakers […]

Brought to account

US and UK firms are poles apart when it comes to their cash-based and accrual accounting systems. Tony Williams reports When comparing the financial performance of US and UK law firms it is important to appreciate that one is not necessarily comparing like with like. This is particularly important when contemplating that most rare of […]

Insolvency chief quits Morgan Cole for Collyer-Bristow

Morgan Cole head of insolvency Steven Heffer has quit the firm for Collyer-Bristow, leaving the Anglo-Welsh firm with just seven partners in its London office. Heffer’s departure is the latest in a long line of exits – more than 50 partners have left since the merger of Morgan Bruce and Cole & Cole in 1998. […]

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Retained firefighters lose battle for pension rights

Beachcroft Wansbroughs and Littleton Chambers silk John Bowers QC have won the largest employment class action in British history. The result will have a significant impact on part-time workers seeking to gain equal status to their full-time counterparts. Beachcrofts successfully defended a claim brought by 25,000 so-called ‘retained’ firefighters (those who have other full-time jobs […]

Dewey Ballantine takes first German lateral with CC Pünder corporate finance hire

A recommendation from leading investment bank UBS has led to Dewey Ballantine taking on its first German lateral. Philipp von Ilberg is moving to the US firm from Clifford Chance Pünder, which he joined in 1997 before becoming a partner in 2001. Von Ilberg is the firm’s first German hire since setting up a German […]

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