TL 5 October 2015

Cat Griffiths index

Firebrands are a firm’s best friend

And there goes another Scottish independent. McClure Naismith’s decision to call in the administrators in August was the third sad ending of its kind, following Semple Fraser in 2013 and Tods Murray, bought by Shepherd & Wedderburn in 2014.

Moves: 5 October

Move of the week Pinsent Masons ’ head of real estate litigation Stuart Wortley has joined Eversheds as a partner in London. Wortley, who was at Pinsents for 19 years, has experience advising clients in complex, high-value property disputes and is a former chairman of the Property Litigation Association. His appointment brings Eversheds’ UK real […]

Howard Ricklow, partner, Collyer Bristow

Star legal writers: Company/commercial

Beware loopholes in instant dismissal and contractual T&Cs, find out key features of the Singapore International Commercial Court, and the progress being made for whistleblowers – just some of this week’s top briefings coverage from the company/commercial sector.

Grant Nick Sainsbury

In-house interview: Nick Grant, Sainsbury’s

As GC of one of the ‘big four’ supermarkets, Nick Grant is on the frontline of efforts to help Sainsbury’s see off the competition – a task that has got tougher since the discounters arrived. Agile working is his latest weapon.

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