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Deadly bull attack case: No5 Chambers lawyer represents HSE

In a health and safety prosecution concerning a dairy farm before Stafford Crown Court, Tim Pole of No5 Chambers acted for the HSE.  The company and director had on an earlier occasion pleaded guilty to health and safety offences of failing to ensure the safety of employees and failing to have a suitable risk assessment […]

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Dechert increases global revenue by 8 per cent to $839.4m

US firm Dechert grew its global gross revenue by 8 per cent in 2014 from $777.2m to $839.4m. The rise follows a gross revenue increase of 6.6 per cent the previous year (5 February 2014).  Dechert said 74 per cent of 2014 revenue was generated in North America, amounting to $621.2m. Its second-highest fee-generating region […]


The Smoking Goat, Soho

Nicky Richmond regrets not taking wet wipes to the Smoking Goat in Soho. For the wings. I don’t really feel like being vomited on, says my dining companion, as we spot someone who has had way too many drinks for a Tuesday lunchtime, nay for any lunchtime, arguing with the double doors, dangerously close to […]


Freshfields and Weil win seats as DFS lists on the London Stock Exchange

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Weil Gotshal & Manges have won key roles on the initial public offering of DFS on the London Stock Exchange. The furniture retailer is aiming to raise £105m through the listing process, which it will use to reduce debts and future financing costs. Weil is advising longstanding client Advent International, which […]

A&O plants Peerpoint in Hong Kong to crack Asian market

Allen & Overy has kick-started its Asian ambitions with the roll-out of flexible resourcing division Peerpoint to Hong Kong this week. The firm is testing the waters in China with the hope of proving that Peerpoint can work effectively outside the London market. Peerpoint will continue to rely on A&O alumni, who will be called […]

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