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IHL series: Fraud

To support our IHL community, we hosted a webinar on Fraud where we discussed the recent upsurge in fraud due to home working, general awareness of fraudulent activity and what businesses can do to protect themselves.

How changes in planning rules will impact the PRS market

In this latest podcast from Shoosmiths’ planning team, partners Kathryn Jump and David Mathias discuss the private rented sector (PRS) and the opportunities that exist for developers as we emerge out of lockdown and new planning changes take effect.


Derek Baird

A&O loses private equity co-head to Simpson Thacher

US firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has hired private equity expert Derek Baird from Allen & Overy (A&O) in London. Baird will join Simpson Thacher as a partner in its London corporate practice. He joins from A&O, where he was a partner and global co-head of its private equity group. Before joining A&O in 2006, […]

The grass is always greener in the other Field

One of the jewels in Field Fisher Waterhouse’s crown was the German IP team it acquired from Howrey in the run-up to the US firm’s collapse. At the helm of the group that joined in early 2011 was Joachim Feldges, a highly regarded patent litigator who swiftly became Field Fisher’s Teutonic managing partner. But as […]

Mark Dembovsky

Howard Kennedy chief: FSI deal is still on track

Howard Kennedy chief executive Mark Dembovsky has dismissed claims that there is uneasiness within the firm regarding its upcoming merger with Finers Stephens Innocent (FSI), insisting the deal is still on track despite delays. The initial live date of 1 November has been passed without an official launch, but Dembovsky has reiterated that there is […]


Islam Channel GC: Faith value

Determination and religious inspiration are central to the remarkable story of Tinu Adeshile, Muslim convert and GC at the Islam Channel Tinu Adeshile Islam Channel Title: General counsel Industry: Media Reporting to: CEO Mohamed Ali Harrath T urnover: £4m Employees: 80 Legal capability: One Estimated legal spend: £100,000 Main external law firms: Peninsula Employment Legal […]


The real estate top 10

Foreign investment in prime London real estate and UK companies’ willingness to embrace alternative assets is keeping law firm property teams afloat. James Swift reports Real estate is in a state of flux. The economics on which practices are based changed with the property crash in 2007 and firms are still re-shaping their teams to […]

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