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The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 impact for Landlords

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Reducing UK emissions: 2020 progress report to Parliament

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When a firm shouts loudly about a landmark merger, as SJ Berwin did when it joined forces with King & Wood Mallesons, departures are always likely to come under the spotlight. The exits of corporate partner Ed Harris and associate Leanne Moezi to Hogan Lovells at the end of last year kicked up a storm […]

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Reality bites at Bingham as credit crunch poster child’s revenue falls by $110m

Bingham has posted its biggest decline in firm-wide revenue for 20 years, with total turnover for 2013 falling by 12.6 per cent from $871.8m to $762m. As well as the $110m drop in revenue, average partner profit was also down, falling by 12.8 per cent from $1.69m to $1.47m. It is understood that numerous partners […]

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