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BDO appointed as Halliwells liquidators

BDO has been appointed as official liquidators of Halliwells, a precursor to dealing with outstanding creditors’ claims against the failed firm. Dermot Power, a partner at BDO, and Shay Bannon, the accountancy firm’s head of business restructuring, were appointed as Halliwells’ administrators in the wake of its demise in June 2010 (26 July 2010). The pair […]


Ex-Macfarlanes partner jailed for a year over drink-driving offences

A former MacFarlanes partner who resigned from the firm last year has been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment and ordered to pay £4,200 after being found guilty of drink-driving, perverting the course of justice and two further charges. During his trial Francis Bridgeman claimed to have been kidnapped by an armed gang to avoid being […]


Appleby names Bermuda managing partner as incumbent returns to practice

Offshore giant Appleby has appointed Kiernan Bell as its new managing partner in Bermuda. Bell takes over from Shaun Morris as office managing partner following an uncontested election. Morris has held the role for six years and will return to full-time fee-earning in the banking and asset finance team. As well as the office head […]

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Private practice

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Field Fisher scraps senior partner role in wide-ranging review

Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) is set to scrap its senior partner position and introduce an elected supervisory board to keep management in check as part of a wholesale overhaul of the way the firm is run. The supervisory board will consist of four partners voted in by the rest of the partnership and will be […]

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