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Pannones adds to family with Wacks Caller partner

Leading Manchester firm Pannone & Partners has bolstered its family department by luring top family practitioner Liz Cowell from Wacks Caller, also in the city. Pannones now boasts three of Manchester’s top family lawyers and ranks as one of the largest family units in the country dealing exclusively in private family law. Department head Catherine […]

PI firms face u10,000 hike in SIF contributions

Personal injury lawyers face paying 60 per cent more on their Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) contributions from September. The rise – estimated at u10,000 per PI firm per year – follows a change in the way their risk assessments are calculated by SIF. The previous risk calculations were based on historical information, explains a SIF […]

Legal institute rejects funding warning

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is pushing ahead with expansion plans despite warnings from a review committee that it risks “gradual decline” unless it can source substantial new funding. The London-based institute – partly funded by City law firms – has been told to find new sources of income. The committee’s report says rapid […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Nicholas Hine

Nicholas Hine was born in Harrogate, Yorkshire in 1962. He is an employment/litigation solicitor with Thomas Eggar Church Adams in London. To take part in the Inquiry, call Jemma Pearson on 0171 970 4614. What subject(s) did you fail at school? Mathematics. What was your first job? Barman. What was your first ever salary as […]

Slaughters provides Punch in Allied fight

Slaughter and May is entering a fight on behalf of Punch Taverns to outbid Whitbread on its proposed takeover of Allied Domecq Retailing UK. Clifford Chance is acting for Whitbread on its proposed purchase of Allied Domecq’s retail arm, a deal it thought it had clinched on 25 May with a share offer worth u2.4bn […]

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