By Mehar Patel If we take the traditional management of a block of flats as an example: you might have one person collecting rent, feeding that information into an accounts system, chasing unpaid rent, deciding whether to escalate unpaid rents, paying the money to the owner, paying money to the bank. You might then have […]
The Supreme Court has handed down its much anticipated decision relating to the coverage of business interruption insurance claims made following the COVID-19 pandemic.
The government is currently seeking views on a very specific proposal to ban the use of exclusivity clauses in contracts where the workers’ guaranteed weekly income is less than the Lower Earnings Limit, currently £120 per week.
A webinar to discuss the main changes introduced to the existing ‘Standard Method’ used for assessing housing need in England and Wales.
Home is now also where many of us work. If there was a productivity puzzle before 2020, it has certainly morphed into an even bigger conundrum now. Which begs the question: what will happen now that so many of us are working from home (or should I say living at work) more regularly?
Our Technology & Digital Team, and Partner Sally Mewies held a webinar discussion with Senior Associate Luke Jackson covering blockchain technologies and all the potential they have in the financial services sector and supply chain.
The recent Energy White Paper re-states the government’s intention to phase out the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030.
Unlike in England, pre-trial disclosure against a third party is generally not available in Guernsey. However, there are exceptions to this rule. The main exceptions are:
In its recent decision denying certification under the Alberta Class Proceedings Act (“CPA”), the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench (the “Court”) reinvigorated its role as a gatekeeper providing more serious scrutiny of the evidence of loss at this early stage in a potential class proceeding.
By Matthew Amey An ICSID tribunal has overturned its own order that the claimant provides security for costs in order to allow a German administrator to proceed with their claim because the cost of funding that security previously ordered was considered as too expensive in the eyes of the tribunal. It was a majority decision […]
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A recent welter of City office moves and lease renegotiations limited Slaughters’ options.
Strategic merger opportunities lie in the lower echelons of the UK Top 200.
Which organisation has had most lawyers featured in the Hot 100 over the 20 years?
Revived interest in Japan from certain law firms may have something to do with the Rugby World Cup.
Kirkland & Ellis and Simpson Thacher are expected to deliver another strong set of results in coming weeks.
Boutiques are now looking like a particularly attractive option.
Allen & Overy has decided to shut down its two-staff satellite office in Barcelona, and focus the growth of its Spain practice from Madrid. The magic circle firm launched the Barcelona office in February 2014, with the hire of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer corporate partner Antoni Valverde. However, the office remained a small outpost with a single-fee […]
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is advising Debenhams’ administrator FRP Advisory as Boohoo snaps up the department store’s brand. The deal does not include any of Debenhams’ remaining 118 High Street stores or its workforce, meaning that up to 12,000 jobs at the department store chain are set to go. Freshfields global restructuring and insolvency head Ken Baird […]
Cornerstone Barristers has said it “repudiates the contents” of a tweet made by one of its members, with the set launching an internal investigation into the matter. The tweet was made by Jon Holbrook, who was called to the Bar in 1991. Cornerstone said the post, published on 17 January, was brought to its attention […]
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has hired its second restructuring specialist in the City, as firms look to bulk up amid a wave of deal opportunities. The London outpost of the US firm has hired partner Mandip Englund, who has spent almost two years at Reed Smith. She will work within Fried Frank’s global […]
Members of The Lawyer Hot 100 have just two things in common. The first is excellence. Every year, our Hot 100 covers an incredibly diverse mix of legal professionals: scrappers from the rough and tumble of criminal law; sharp-suited corporate dealmakers; intellectuals and silver-tongued advocates from barristers’ profession; the in-house counsel with the ear of […]
Clifford Chance is starting a series of focus groups in its London office that will look at ways to boost ethnic minority retention rates in coming years. Starting later this month and ending in the first weeks of February, the firm has formed focus groups consisting of people of ethnic minorities and white colleagues – […]