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Brodies appoints former Glasgow DLA Piper corporate partner

Brodies has hired DLA Piper partner Neil Burgess into its corporate team. Burgess, who will be based in Glasgow, specialises in acquisitions, disposals and investments in numerous UK and international transactions. He was at DLA for eight years, six and a half of which were as a partner, having previously worked at Australian commercial law […]

Shale gas — tax breaks and planning guidance certainty

On 19 July 2013, HM Treasury published a consultation on a new fiscal regime for shale gas. On the same day, and to much less fanfare, the Department of Communities and Local Government issued guidance on how shale gas (and other onshore oil and gas) developments should proceed through England’s planning system. With the former […]

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DWF axes 38 roles in second redundancy round this year

DWF has scrapped a total of 38 roles across the firm following redundancy consultations in May.  The firm announced two rounds of cuts in May putting roles at risk in Coventry, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Manchester and Teesside.  In Edinburgh, which was the first to launch a redundancy consultation (14 May 2013) associate positions in the banking […]

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Dillon Eustace and SullCrom join A&L Goodbody and Cadwalader on Elan acquisition

Sullivan & Cromwell and Dillon Eustace have taken the lead roles for US pharmaceutical company Perrigo as it acquires Irish-headquartered biotechnology company Elan. The two firms join A&L Goodbody and Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, which have retained their roles as advisers for Elan following the failure of a hostile takeover bid by Royalty Pharma earlier […]

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So when will the regulator intervene?

Squeezed SRA thinks twice about intervening when firms face bankruptcy That the small to mid-tier law firm sector is feeling the pinch hardly stops the presses, but financial constraints are arguably putting clients at risk as the profession’s policeman has to weigh up the cost implications of potential interventions when practices are in trouble. Drama […]

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