As retailers fall under increasing pressure due to shifting behaviours and COVID-19 restrictions, the high street continues to feel the impact, with major names disappearing one by one.
As the impact of COVID-19 continues to affect us all, the UK government’s continued restrictions on travel means further challenges for UK business.
“How is your joint property held” is a question Shakespeare Martineau ask every client undertaking estate planning or making a will.
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.
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.
At first sight, the recent decision of the UK Supreme Court in R (on the application of KBR Inc) v Director of the Serious Fraud Office appears to provide a good deal of comfort to companies which are based outside the UK. However, a closer reading of the judgment suggests the position is not quite as straightforward as it might otherwise seem.
The lockdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic has seen an increase, not only in divorce but in parental child abduction.
The Budget was most notable for its restraint, and for the widely-predicted tax-raising measures which were not, in the end, included. James Austen in our Private Wealth team comments.
The Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation’s online portal (“DITC Portal”) opened in January 2021 to facilitate economic substance reporting to the Cayman Islands Tax Information Authority pursuant to the International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) Act (2021 Revision) (the “ES Act”).
In Philipp v Barclays Bank, the court considered whether a bank’s Quincecare duty extends to preventing Authorised Push Payment fraud.
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The demographics of the legal market are in flux with Covid 19 creating the conditions for a generational shift in working patterns.
With the arrival of the Akin Gump team, A&O’s US bench has doubled at a stroke.
Calls for reform of the CMA will be music to the ears of claimant litigators.
If Latham’s growth rate continues unabated, its future home could end up offering proportionately less space per staff member.
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 […]
Linklaters has rolled out a platform to change the way its secretarial function operates in light of new working practices introduced during the pandemic. The magic circle firm has bought a third-party platform, called Service Now, to ensure better work allocation across its secretarial pool. With the prospect of a hybrid model split between remote […]
Covington & Burling’s London revenue increased by 12 per cent last year, as global turnover also saw double-digit growth. This is after the firm’s City growth was static in 2019, decreasing by 0.1 per cent. In 2020, the firm’s revenue in its London offering leapt to $113.6m from $101.2m. In 2015, the firm’s London turnover […]
Reed Smith, Allen & Overy and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have acted on Daily Mail and General Trust’s (DGMT) £70m acquisition of New Scientist. DGMT instructed co-chair of Reed Smith’s global corporate group Delphine Currie on the purchase, alongside senior associate Daryl Cue and client relationship partner Lawrence Radley. The Daily Mail publisher picked up the […]
Simmons & Simmons has introduced a long-term working policy inspired by the changes brought about by the pandemic. The firm will introduce a hybrid working system that allows employees to work up to two to three days per week from home when restrictions are lifted, as agreed with line managers. Over the coming months, country […]
New Look general counsel Laura Battley has moved across to Watches of Switzerland, less than two years after the latter’s listing on the London Stock Exchange. Battley joins the FTSE 250 British watch retailer after five years as GC and company secretary at New Look. She began her legal training at Slaughter and May in […]
Norton Rose Fulbright‘s (NRF) decision to shelve its salary freeze means pay reviews and increases will take place in April. This will apply to all members of staff at the firm, including fee-earners and those in business services. The removal of pay restrictions means the firm has abolished all of its original measures put in […]