Real estate: The foundations of the Manchester market

It may not have been officially recognised as the UK’s second city but in the past few years Manchester has consolidated its position as the next biggest market for law firms outside of London. And with large-scale development taking place across the city it is easy to see why the biggest firms in Manchester all have strong foundations in the real estate sector.

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Water (power) march! An overview of the new funding system for hydropower

By Felix Schneider, Philipp Strondl On September 16, 2020, the eagerly awaited draft of the federal law on the expansion of energy from renewable sources (Renewable Expansion Law –  EAG ) was submitted for assessment. Comments on this can only be submitted until October 28, 2020. The draft brings significant changes to the funding system for hydropower plants and is intended […]

Personal injury compensation claims – How to obtain an award appropriate to the financial implications of the injury

By Piero Mastrosimone Nobody can possibly tell when they may have the misfortune to have a serious or life-changing accident. Rarely does anyone plan their response to such an event. It goes without saying that any severe accident is devastating but an accident abroad can be overwhelming. The Association of British Insurers (ABI)  report 3,000 British […]

The ediscovery process from start to finish

Discovery, an all-too-familiar term for most legal professionals, is the litigation phase during which the parties dispute and exchange information and evidence relevant to the lawsuit. So that being said, what exactly is ediscovery? Electronic discovery, commonly known as ediscovery, is exchanging electronically stored information (ESI) during the discovery process. Discoverable ESI typically includes relevant […]

State of calamity and state of emergency

The state of emergency started in Portugal at 00.00 a.m. of 19 March, enacted through Decree of the President of the Republic no. 14-A/2020, of 18 March. Having been renewed twice through Decree no. 17-A/2020, of 2 April, and Decree no. 20-A/2020, of 17 April, the state of emergency was extended until 11:59 p.m. of […]



Co-op Legal Services posts a profit for first time in three years

Co-operative Legal Services (CLS) is back in the black after increasing profit to £700,000 following it posting a £5m loss during 2014. Despite increasing profits CLS saw turnover fall 14.3 per cent, from £21m in 2014 to £18m last year. CLS attributed the fall in turnover to refocusing the business on its “core service propositions”. These include a […]


A&O makes up six City partners out of 21 worldwide

Allen & Overy (A&O) has made up six City lawyers in a 21-strong global promotions round, with the number of women promoted falling from last year. Over half of the magic circle firm’s promotions were made in Europe, with six City-based lawyers making the cut alongside a Paris and Frankfurt duo. One lawyer was also made […]

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