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Extension of temporary adjusted right to work checks

There has been a welcome announcement from the government today, an extension of the temporary COVID-19 adjusted right to work checks. Temporary checks will now continue until 20 June 2021.

Renew Romania 2021

A roadmap for investors and developers who are interested in entering the Romanian renewable energy markets, and for existing market players, insights on how to further streamline the setup, operation and financing of their investments in this sector.

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal finds Norwich Pharmacal relief is available in aid of foreign proceedings

The Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands (CICA) has found that the Cayman courts have jurisdiction to grant a Norwich Pharmacal Order (NPO) in support of potential proceedings before a foreign court, even where alternative statutory remedies may be available (in this instance, the provisions of the Evidence (Proceedings in Other Jurisdictions) (Cayman Islands) Order 1978 (the Evidence Order)).


Challinors chief hands over the baton

Trevor Lee has stepped down as senior partner at Challinors Solicitors after 45 years at the firm. Current deputy senior partner Paul Griffiths has taken over the helm at the Midlands firm. Lee will remain at Challinors as a consultant. He said that after 24 years as senior partner he was stepping down at a […]


Virgin choose A&O for Northern Rock

Allen & Overy (A&O) has landed another role on Northern Rock by advising the Virgin Group on its proposals to the beleaguered mortgage adviser. Virgin’s group general counsel Josh Bayliss confirmed to The Lawyer that the magic circle firm was advising the consortium led by Sir Richard Branson. Virgin this afternoon (12 October) made a […]

New Orrick M&A head sets sights on London

Howard Shecter got off to a flying start last week as the new head of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe’s global M&A practice. “Sorry I didn’t get to speak to you yesterday,” jokes Shecter when The Lawyer catches up with him on day two. “But I spent all day doing benefit plans and computer training.” Things […]

A&O scores £4.2bn Southern Water victory

An Allen & Overy (A&O)-advised consortium has emerged victorious in the £4.2bn auction for Southern Water. Veteran corporate partner Alan Paul led the team for A&O after financial advisers Maquarie recommended the firm. Paul steered Macquarie to victory in the £8bn auction for Thames Water last October. Corporate finance partner Susan Howard co-led the team […]

Dickinson Dees leader steps down

Dickinson Dees‘ managing partner of 10 years Neil Braithwaite has stepped down and Jonathan Blair, who has been with the Newcastle firm since 1989, will take over the reins. Braithwaite has presided over a fivefold increase in turnover to £56m and had followed an aggressive expansion strategy across Yorkshire and into London. Blair was optimistic […]

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