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An asset tracer’s alphabet

In this short piece, the first in a series of articles shining light on the topic, Schillings’ specialist investigator picks some of the key, basic definitions that an asset tracer should be all too familiar with.

Keeping track of positive covenants

If they can be enforced, positive covenants can be troublesome for buyers and developers alike. But due care can bring any obligations to light during a transaction and help manage them.


Solicitors Regulation Authority

Regulator fines Womble Bond Dickinson duo after firm rebuke

Two partners have been hit with a fine from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), after an investigation into an account held by Womble Bond Dickinson. The investigation was related to a previous SRA decision, where the firm was rebuked and fined in August 2020. It concerned the use of an account held for Client A, […]


Deloitte Legal wanted tech heft – it bought a law firm

When Deloitte Legal head Michael Castle and Kemp Little chief Andrew Joint met in May 2019, it was the result of shared friendships, mutual clients and industry forces colliding. The Big Four firm’s acquisition of 86 lawyers from Kemp Little, including 29 partners, is its most significant move since announcing plans to expand in the […]

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WFW resumes profit distributions and reviews salaries

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has restarted its profits distributions to partners and relaxed a series of other contingency measures enacted during the pandemic. In April, the firm had suspended distributions in line with other firms’ decisions, but the firm has now given the greenlight to upcoming rounds. In addition, salary reviews and bonuses have […]

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