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Who will rid us of the zombie firms?

Since the summer of 2011 there have been 19 mergers involving major UK firms. Not all have been visionary: our lengthy study of the most recent deals examined some of the more questionable dynamics (The Lawyer, 29 October). Last week was notable less for consolidation than for failed consummation. Field Fisher Waterhouse and Osborne Clarke […]

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Ashurst, Freshfields and SJ Berwin seal Nomura property sale

Ashurst, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and SJ Berwin were among the advisers on the acquisition of residential property company Annington Homes by Guy Hands’ private equity group Terra Firma. The buyout group has agreed to buy Annington – which owns the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Married Quarters Estate – from Japanese bank Nomura for £3.2bn, including […]


Labour and relations

Maternity leave change will revolutionise the workplace Richard Fox, head of employment, Kingsley Napley When, on 13 November, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced changes to our system of maternity leave and flexible working, he ushered in a new working environment. By 2015 it will be for mothers and fathers to decide how they want […]

Mishcon to beat three-year growth target after strong first half

Mishcon de Reya has said that it is on track to smash its three-year revenue target of £80m after seeing positive growth in the first half of 2012/13. The firm does not publish half-year financials, but managing partner Kevin Gold said it was exceeding its turnover budget for 2012/13 at the six-month stage. In recognition […]


Clydes’ Manchester fraud head takes 17-strong team to Keoghs

Clyde & Co’s Manchester fraud head Damian Ward is to take a team of 17 to Keoghs after quitting the firm in the summer. The insurance fraud team is expected to join the rival Manchester firm in the coming weeks, following in the footsteps of Clydes’ former Manchester head Dene Rowe. Clydes inherited the Manchester […]

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