Traditional bricks and mortar retailers, occupying premises under long leases with upwards only rent reviews, can be forgiven for looking enviously at online retailers and their flexibility and comparatively low overheads. But those retailers which integrate the benefits of technology into their store strategy through a combined “bricks and clicks” approach will surely be best positioned to enjoy a successful – and productive – future.
The prime minister has proposed a radical reform to the planning system which will be “unlike anything we have seen since the Second World War”. This includes a complete overhaul of the current system of Section 106 agreements and the Community Infrastructure Levy (“CIL”) regime.
New research from the CIPD has confirmed that LGBT+ employees experience higher level of work-based conflict, and almost one in five transgender workers feel psychologically unsafe at work.
The Electronic Communications Code was subject to a wholesale re-write in 2017, with the intention of facilitating the faster roll-out of the UK’s digital communications infrastructure. Three years on, the government has commenced a consultation on proposals to revise aspects of the Code to ensure it is fit for purpose.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has published its determination for the levy year 2021 to 2022, following its autumn consultation.
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 […]