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Extension of temporary adjusted right to work checks

There has been a welcome announcement from the government today, an extension of the temporary COVID-19 adjusted right to work checks. Temporary checks will now continue until 20 June 2021.

Renew Romania 2021

A roadmap for investors and developers who are interested in entering the Romanian renewable energy markets, and for existing market players, insights on how to further streamline the setup, operation and financing of their investments in this sector.

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal finds Norwich Pharmacal relief is available in aid of foreign proceedings

The Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands (CICA) has found that the Cayman courts have jurisdiction to grant a Norwich Pharmacal Order (NPO) in support of potential proceedings before a foreign court, even where alternative statutory remedies may be available (in this instance, the provisions of the Evidence (Proceedings in Other Jurisdictions) (Cayman Islands) Order 1978 (the Evidence Order)).

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Gordons, Walker Morris turn to Irwin Mitchell and Pinsents for senior partner hires

Yorkshire firms Gordons and Walker Morris have recruited new department heads from national firms Irwin Mitchell and Pinsent Masons respectively. Leeds firm Walker Morris turned to Pinsents for the hire of partner Rupert Bent as head of intellectual property (IP). Bent was formerly head of IP litigation for the regions at Pinsents, with a practice […]

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Ashurst sends finance partner Lancaster to boost Glasgow office

Ashurst’s Michael Lancaster will be the first finance partner to be based in the firm’s Glasgow office as part of a plan to expand its low cost support base in Scotland. Lancaster will relocate from Ashurst’s Paris office in November to be the firm’s first finance partner based in Scotland. Lancaster specialises in general banking and […]

Corporate exit puts a downer on the party at KWMSJB

King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin (KWMSJB) should be in celebration mode, as the firm prepares to blow out its first birthday candles following its mega-merger last November. But the news of yet another private equity partner exit from its City base is likely to dampen spirits somewhat. And this time, it’s a particularly big […]

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Akin means business in the City

Like a python after swallowing an antelope, Akin Gump London may want to rest a while. Its absorption of Bingham’s 22-partner London office is the largest-ever team move in UK legal history. Strictly speaking it’s not the entire office, since five Bingham partners have decided not to move to Akin, but on the plus side […]

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Weightmans beefs up Glasgow office with triple partner hire

Weightmans has embarked on a significant expansion of its Glasgow office, hiring three partners from Anderson Strathern and BTO Solicitors in the first wave of a recruitment drive. Anderson Strathern real estate finance partner Douglas Gourlay and BTO insurance partners Pamela Stevenson and Seonaid Busby are the first new recruits. The firm said it is […]

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