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The Lawyer Global Litigation Top 50: Flex appeal

Litigation is an engine room of firms’ earnings but many clients, keen to keep a grip on the purse-strings, are forcing a reworking of fee arrangements Ever since The Lawyer launched the Global Litigation Top 50 in November 2008 it has focused on the money. For the past five years, neatly kicking off in time […]

Entertainers to be treated as self-employed for tax purposes

By Rebekah Hayes Following a consultation process that commenced in May this year, the government has approved the repeal of the Social Security (Categorisation of Earners) Regulations 1978 to the extent that they relate to entertainers, with effect from 6 April 2014… If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the […]

Conyers Dill & Pearman’s Christopher Page joins Singapore office

Conyers Dill & Pearman has announced that Christopher Page has relocated to the firm’s Singapore office to further support the expansion of its practice in Asia. Having spent the early part of his career in Hong Kong, Page comes to Singapore with a wide range of experience in structuring offshore funds and advising on corporate […]

Weil Gotshal to defend £10m professional negligence claim

It’s not clear how Weil Gotshal & Manges feels about author William Boyd but ‘The Ice Cream Wars’ probably isn’t its favourite book. The firm has been hit with a £10m professional negligence claim by private equity house Bancroft after its sweet deal with a Slovakian ice cream company turned sour. Bancroft bought a 94 […]

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Job watch: Transport

Transport is a sector that offers a wealth of opportunities both for legal roles and puns, with government cash setting in train high-profile schemes and getting projects motoring. According to Red Law senior consultant Christopher Clark: “Transport has picked up considerably, a result of government investment in projects such as HS2, but also the rise […]

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