30 March 2009

Tods Murray’s bid to scotch ‘damaging’ rumours

Market gossip in an upmarket is little more than a gentle annoyance. In a downmarket, on the other hand, it can be extremely damaging. Market gossip in an upmarket is little more than a gentle annoyance. In a downmarket, on the other hand, it can be extremely damaging. As reported by The Lawyer last week […]

US firms in London: Capital gains

Turning challenges into opportunities is a positive response to any potentially deleterious market condition. Matt Byrne and Julia Berris reflect on how US firms in London are achieving this For the leading US firms in London, the past 12 months have been characterised not only by the pressures created by the economic downturn but also […]

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Property: Can I get a witness?

Identifying the right expert witness and drilling them as to what will be expected are crucial precursors to having them take the stand and satisfy a judge, argues Gerard Khoshnaw The art of choosing, instructing and managing experts is often underestimated and given insufficient attention and focus. Property disputes that result in litigation can often […]

In this week’s issue…

Practice area: Property The result of property litigation can often pivot on the suitability and skill of the expert witness. This Property Special Report examines how choosing the person with the right credentials is only half the challenge. Equally as important is managing their appearance in front of the judge by, among other things, briefing […]

Tulkinghorn: Ivories coasting

Dancing his way through the offices of The Wellcome Trust, John Stewart is one smooth operator. Ivories coasting Jeremy Cape Denton Wilde Sapte tax partner Jeremy Cape (left) has found a novel way of picking up clients – serenading them on the piano in hotel bars. On a recent business development trip to Rwanda, Cape […]

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Glad scientists: John Stewart, The Wellcome Trust

As general counsel for The Wellcome Trust, John Stewart has found science to be a lot more interesting than it was at school. By Tom Phillips Here is a tip: if you shunned science at school, take a trip to The Wellcome Trust Exhibition on Euston Road. The space is dedicated to the history of medicine and acts […]

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Focus, Law firm management: A year of living dangerously

If last year was bad, the first three months of 2009 have been even worse. Steve Davis If last year was bad, the first three months of 2009 have been even worse. The weeks since 1 January have been extremely challenging for the world’s largest international law firms. Certainly, for the thousands of lawyers and […]

Ed Lewis, Weightmans

What was your first-ever job? I worked as a farm labourer in the summer following my GCSEs. What was your first-ever job? I worked as a farm labourer in the summer following my GCSEs. What was your worst experience as a trainee? I confronted a client after discovering that he’d forged important documents. He promptly […]

Hill Dickinson hires equity partner from Manchester firm Berg Legal

Hill Dickinson has hired Jonathan Dover from fellow Manchester firm Berg Legal, where he was an equity partner. Move of the weekHe joins as a property partner. Mike Blakey, head of the Manchester property team at Hill Dickinson, said: “It’s encouraging in the current climate to experience more expansion within the property and construction practice […]

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Punching above its weight: Norton Rose holds it own in corporate ring

HSBC rights issue has seen Norton Rose steal a march on its magic circle rivals. Norton Rose’s role advising HSBC on its £12.5bn rights issue was highly symbolic. It was the City firm’s second mammoth rights issue in several months, coming after last year’s for Carlsberg. And it was a sweet moment; the firm had […]

Trio work on daimler investment deal

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Shearman & Sterling and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom are advising on the sale of a $2.7bn (£1.9bn) stake in Daimler to Middle East investors. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Shearman & ­Sterling and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom are advising on the sale of a $2.7bn (£1.9bn) stake in Daimler to […]

Osborne Clarke steers Haynes sale

Osborne Clarke has advised Haynes Publishing on the sale of its book production business to JF Print, which was advised by Thring Townsend. Osborne Clarke has advised Haynes Publishing on the sale of its book production business to JF Print, which was advised by Thring Townsend. The Osborne Clarke team was led by corporate partner […]

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