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Charity trustees legal and governance webinar update series

In recent years the Charity Commission has concentrated on its statutory objective to increase public trust and confidence in charities and many in the charity sector consider it has dwelt unduly on the negatives. However the Commission has four other objectives set out in the Charities Act 2011 and we now see more attention paid to promoting compliance by charity trustees with their legal obligations and the effective use of charitable resources.

Expedited trademark examination now available in Canada

On May 3, 2021, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) announced that it will begin accepting requests for expedited examination of trademark applications along with other new measures to reduce delays in examination.

Appealing civil judgments in Guernsey

This snapshot outlines the process and grounds upon which an appeal can be made in respect of a civil judgment by the Royal Court of Guernsey. It also mentions recent developments in appealing judgments of the Guernsey Court of Appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.


Shoosmiths helps Consilia Investments seal Allied Textiles deal

Shoosmiths has advised Consilia Investments on its co-investment with members of the target’s management, into a newco and the company’s subsequent acquisition of Allied Textiles from Chamonix Private Equity. Allied Textiles is a group of four textile manufacturing companies, situated in Rawtenstall and Nelson in Lancashire, Barnsley in South Yorkshire and Ashbourne in Derbyshire. They manufacture […]

Nigel Knowles

Empower the North to galvanise growth

Northern cities will need more than token devolved power if they are to become an economic Powerhouse to rival the South-east. The Chancellor recently expanded on his vision of a “Northern Powerhouse”, a hub of commercial activity concentrated around the north of England’s largest cities. This overarching vision forms part of a larger economic goal […]

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Locke Lord’s Clements: “We got the team we wanted”

The merger between Locke Lord and Edwards Wildman Palmer is less than a month old, but chair Jerry Clements’ term at the top has already stood the test of time.  Clements was named chair of legacy Locke Liddell & Sapp in 2006 (it became Locke Lord in 2007 after the merger with Lord Bissell & […]

New partner for Eversheds El Heni in Tunisia

The Tunisian office of Eversheds, Eversheds El Heni, has made Emna Louati a partner. Louati has experience in advising local and international companies in areas of business law including M&A, privatisations, competition, IP and IT, and in connection with strategic, complex and cross-border project finance and restructuring transactions.


Linklaters corporate heavyweight Matthew Elliott quits for Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis has made its second London lateral hire in a month, picking up Linklaters corporate star Matthew Elliott. The move follows Kirkland’s reappointment of former London managing partner Jim Learner (6 January 2015).  Elliott has worked at Linklaters since 1998 when he joined the magic circle firm as a trainee solicitor. He has […]

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