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The challenge of on-going innovation for FinTechs

A roundtable discussion between General Counsel from a range of fintech companies highlighted some common ground when it comes to the challenge of on-going innovation. A virtual roundtable hosted by sector head for financial services at Shoosmiths, Stephen Dawson, and partner Luke Stubbs, in conjunction with The Lawyer, brought together a group of senior lawyers […]


Importance of legal representation before regulatory bodies

The appellant was a midwife employed at an NHS hospital, who faced 13 allegations at a Conduct and Competence Committee of the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) McDaid v Nursing & Midwifery Council [2013] EWHC 586 (Admin). The allegations, which spanned three years, concerned dishonesty, breaches of confidentiality, unprofessional and aggressive conduct, and the sending […]


Herbert Smith exits pile up as disputes star Greeno quits for Quinn

Senior Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) litigator Ted Greeno has joined the ranks of partners leaving the firm’s disputes practice by resigning to join US outfit Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. Greeno, a specialist in litigation and arbitration in the energy sector, will move to Quinn’s London office as its 11th City partner. He is one […]


Clydes hires Keoghs co-head of litigation in Manchester boost

Keoghs litigation co-head Peter Unsworth has quit the firm for rival outfit Clyde & Co, The Lawyer can reveal. The move comes months after Keoghs opened an office in Manchester with the hire of Clyde’s Manchester fraud head Damian Ward. Ward took a 17-strong team with him to Keoghs (19 November 2012). The insurance team […]

Raising court fees would be a bad move

Justice minister Chis Grayling has hinted that foreign litigants will have to pay more to use UK courts than domestic litigants, but Jeremy Winter isn’t sure this is a good idea A statement to parliament made by minister for justice Chris Grayling last Tuesday (26 March) has been interpreted in some quarters as a hint […]

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