COVID-19 has affected every sector of our economy and an important element of the 2020 board evaluation will be identifying and reporting on how reactive and resilient the board has been throughout the pandemic.
Initially planned for March 2020, the Housing LIN Summit took place virtually over five days in December (7-11 December 2020), with over 700 delegates celebrating outstanding innovation, leading practice developments and sector thought-leadership from the last year.
Two new pieces of legislation came into force at the end of last year; the Electricity Storage Facilities (Exemption) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and the Infrastructure Planning (Electricity Storage Facilities) Order 2020.
One of the trends we anticipated was expecting businesses to adapt by further trimming back their space requirements which were likely to be matched by a greater move to businesses taking short term flexible agreements, and a shift to serviced office space which can often be handed back at short notice.
In November 2020 the long awaited Agriculture Act 2020 finally gained royal assent after what seems to have been a long and winding road.
The Insolvency Act 1986 Regulations 2020 restore the Crown’s status as a preferential creditor – this is how this change could impact a law firm’s finances.
How complex commercial disputes can benefit from engaging experts on the fundamentals of Fair Value accounting.
Projects will move from planning to development phase more quickly.
Despite the pandemic, many big deals were still completed last year, and there is an expectation that 2021 will be even busier as life returns to normal.
Following on the heels of the recently-released federal Climate Plan, the Government of Canada has unveiled its Small Modular Reactor Action Plan.
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DMH Stallard has reached critical mass size – but it now has more work to do to secure its future.
Fans of celebrity showdowns will be denied their thrills this year following the Duchess of Sussex’s successful application for summary judgment against Associated Newspapers, but the Daily Mail’s favourite law firm still has a full pipeline for 2021. Over the last few years RPC partner Keith Mathieson has also fastened his grip on defence work […]
UK law firms are starting to pay back employees’ salaries as the economy recovers.
Prep courses for the new SQE are now being unveiled, and solicitor hopefuls will have to puzzle their way through the wide array of options.
Law firms can either invest in upskilling the secretarial work force. Or they can axe them.
US firms are not converting all their hard work into profits.
The High Court has rejected PCP Capital’s claim against Barclays in a highly-anticipated judgment from Mr Justice Waksman, which ruled that Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan’s client is not entitled to the damages it sought. In a mammoth ruling handed down today, Waksman J concluded that PCP’s claim should be dismissed despite finding that Barclays […]
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has joined the raft of firms to have repaid UK Government funds used as part of the furlough scheme. It has emerged that BCLP repaid the funds in the early part of January. The firm had put on the scheme an unspecified number of business services professionals when the pandemic […]
Taylor Wessing has brought in a real estate team from Greenberg Traurig, just months after the arrival of an 11-strong private wealth group from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. In March, the firm will beef up the structured component of its real estate sector group with the hire of a four-lawyer team led by partner Michael […]
Shoosmiths‘ chief operating officer and board member is to leave the business after little more than a year in the newly-created position. Ben Bennett was hired in late 2019 as the firm’s first COO. Reporting to chief executive officer Simon Boss, he came in to support strategic growth and drive operational improvements. As part of […]
Latham & Watkins has added another partner to its expanding restructuring and finance groups in London, with Bruce Bell joining from Linklaters. Bell was promoted to partner at Linklaters in 2005, having moved across as an associate from Wilde Sapte in 2000. In Latham’s restructuring group, he will be reunited with fellow Linklaters alumni such […]
PwC legal head Ed Stacey is to stand down from his role, handing over the reins to partner Teresa Owusu-Adjei. As UK head of legal, Owusu-Adjei will lead 400 lawyers and other legal professionals. She has been with the accountancy firm since 1995, and a financial services partner since 2008 Stacey was appointed head of […]