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Shoosmiths boosts Manchester real estate team with senior hires

Shoosmiths has expanded its real estate offering with the hire of four senior lawyers in Manchester: Ruth Clare, Sam Grange, Garry King and Alison Howarth. Joining from Eversheds, Clare is a senior associate in core real estate work with 14 years’ post-qualified experience (PQE). She has expertise in advising on a wide range of issues […]

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Marginalised as a woman in the UAE? Emphatically, ‘no’

Western misconceptions about opportunities for female professionals in the UAE persist.   Berwin Leighton Paisner’s appointment earlier this month of its first female managing partner (3 February 2015) has turned the spotlight up even brighter on the issue of the progression of women in the profession.   But it is not just a UK spotlight. The legal community is a global […]

No5 Chambers’ Sandhu prosecutes attempted rapist

Harpreet Sandhu has prosecuted a man who has been jailed for nine years after he tried to rape his friend and dumped her unconscious body in a field. Warwickshire Crown Court heard that Jason Croker, 38, left the victims body in an isolated countryside spot having “not got what he wanted”. Crocker was convicted of rape […]

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Compliance touches all aspects of our clients’ businesses – governance and structure, financial, design and production, distribution, sales and marketing, people and data. By providing a big-picture view of clients’ compliance obligations, our cross-practice compliance team helps clients identify areas of vulnerability and prioritise those areas so they can tackle them first – using resources most effectively […]

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Ashurst’s finances boosted by Australian merger as cash total doubles

Ashurst doubled its cash reserves from £15.5m to £30.4m in 2013/14, according to its latest LLP accounts filed with Companies House. The firm began the 2013/14 financial year with net debt of £13.9m, and finished the period with net funds of £3.2m, largely due to its increased cash flow. During the last full financial year, […]

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