Online March 2016

SRA orders law firms to probe links to ‘Panama Papers’

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has asked a number of law firms to carry out a review of whether they are linked to the law firm at the centre of the Panama Papers data leak, The Lawyer can reveal. Firms that have received the SRA letter are understood to include Simmons & Simmons, Holman Fenwick Willan […]

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Former Hammonds Brussels head charged clients for holidays

The former head of legacy Hammonds’ Brussels offices, Konstantinos Adamantopoulos, has been found guilty of dishonesty after charging the cost of family holidays to clients. In a Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) judgment published recently, Adamantopoulos was banned from working for or having an interest in any solicitors’ practice or any body recognised by the Solicitors […]

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Grant Thornton instructs Clydes on £38m negligence row

Accountancy giant Grant Thornton has instructed Clyde & Co to defend a £38m auditor’s negligence claim brought by fire rescue equipment business AssetCo. The claimant alleges Grant Thornton breached its duties and was negligent in its planning and conduct of a company-wide audit in 2009 and 2010. AssetCo, which owns London’s fleet of fire engines, […]

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Weightmans promotes three to partnership in all-Liverpool round

Weightmans has promoted a trio of lawyers to the firm’s partnership, all based in the firm’s Liverpool head office. The promotions were made across three separate practice areas. Sarah Conroy was made up within the commercial disputes resolution team, while Chris Grady and Liam McGuire are being made up within the firm’s real estate and motor […]

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