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House husbands, gender imbalance and divorce law

The case of a ‘house husband’ being granted leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal over a financial settlement in divorce proceedings has re-opened the gender argument in family proceedings. Rupert Nightingale a freelance photographer and stay-at-home husband and father was awarded a lump sum of £300,000 together with £50,000 a year maintenance as […]

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Fladgate hires three Locke Lord partners in largest-ever lateral move

Fladgate is bringing in its largest-ever batch of lateral hires, with a total of five partners joining the firm in the space of a fortnight. The Covent Garden firm’s hires include a team of three from newly merged Locke Lord Edwards (12 January 2015). Real estate and finance partner Daniel Polden, corporate partner Graham Spitz […]

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The in-house interview: EDF Energy’s legal team

After a surge of activity including a restructure that scattered legal services across the business and deep cuts to the panel roster, the EDF Energy team say they are the stronger for it. Over the past year the legal team at EDF Energy has grappled with a company-wide restructure, intense scrutiny from the energy regulator […]

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HFW elects Marcus Bowman as managing partner

Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) partners have elected Marcus Bowman as managing partner effective 1 April, replacing George Eddings after just two years in the role. The Lawyer revealed last week that Eddings was to face a challenge to his position, at which point the firm said an election would be held in March (2 February […]

Ogier guides lenders on Waterlogic take-private deal

Ogier has advised the lenders on the £122.6m acquisition of Waterlogic plc by Castik Capital.  The lenders include GE Capital, HSBC, ING, Santander and Societe Generale, and together they provided £113m of senior debt facilities supporting the take-private by private equity fund Castik of the UK-based provider of mains-fed drinking water purification and dispensing systems. Edward […]

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