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Shearman plans Riyadh and Dubai launches in bid for Middle East growth

Shearman & Sterling is gearing up to significantly expand its presence in the Middle East, with plans for new outposts in Dubai and Riyadh. The firm, which has had an office in Abu Dhabi since 1975, has been considering investing further in the region for a number of years.  However, insider sources suggest that Shearman […]

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Offshore firms report buoyant revenue rises in strong 2014

The offshore legal market has seen another year of growth, The Lawyer can reveal, with turnover rising by an average of 13.8 per cent among those firms which disclose it. The annual Offshore Top 30 report, published today, shows that headcount has continued to grow among the 30 largest firms operating in the key offshore […]

Ogier discusses how to divorce-proof structures and succession arrangements

Ogier’s head of private client and trusts, Sally Edwards, discussed ways to ‘divorce-proof’ a new structure with an audience of private client practitioners at a London conference on 25 February, 2015. The IBCCross-Border Wealth Planning for Divorce event, described as the ‘go to’ conference for trust and family practitioners,covers the practical impact of divorce on structures […]

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Law Society instructs Kingsley Napley to launch JR of 600% court fee hikes

The Law Society has instructed Kingsley Napley to bring legal action against the Government over court fee hikes that it claims are “tantamount to selling justice”. The body has launched proceedings for a judicial review to challenge ministers’ plans to raise court fees by up to 600 per cent for claimants using the civil, family […]

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