McDermott Will & Emery – UK 100

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Landlord’s threats of legal action amounted to harassment of tenant

The recent Court of Appeal decision in Metropolitan Housing Trust Ltd v Worthington (1) and Parkin (2) alerts landlords to the risk of their dealings with tenants amounting to unlawful harassment.  Housing Management and Litigation experts Karl Anders and Lucie Bryan explain and offer practical advice, which will be of particular interest for social housing providers […]

Cabot SPR appeal: A welcome outcome for unsecured lenders in Scotland

Walker Morris partner Rob Aberdein explains an appeal allowed by the Sheriff Appeal Court which clarifies that the “interventionist and problem-solving approach” required of sheriffs under the new Simple Procedure Rules Simple Procedure Rules (SPR) for low value claims does not extend to undefended claims.  The appeal concerned a number of test cases and will […]

Industry responds to SME access to the FOS

The FCA last week published a suite of responses it has received to a consultation paper (CP18/3) released in January this year setting out the FCA’s proposed changes to the jurisdiction of the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) to open the FOS complaints resolution process to small businesses (SMEs). The fourteen responses published come from a […]

Cyber security, separation and self-protection online

Social media has many benefits, enabling us to keep in touch with old and new friends alike, sharing special moments with ‘followers’, organising events or tracking exercise progress. However, there is a dark side to the web.  Every click, post or search adds to your very own digital footprint, this leaves everyone vulnerable to exploitation. […]

Romanian companies will be able to distribute dividends on a quarterly basis

The Romanian Parliament recently approved the Law on the Amendment and Completion of the Accounting Law No. 82/1991, Amendment and Completion of the Companies Law No. 31/1990 and Amendment and Completion of Law No. 1/2005, on the organisation and functioning of cooperative companies. Before entering into force, the law will have to be promulgated by […]

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De Brauw undergoes sweeping shake-up of management team

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Steptoe & Johnson – UK 100

UK/global turnover: £6m/£121m UK/global PEP: £427,000/£427,000 UK/global revenue per lawyer: £273,000/£368,000 UK revenue per partner/equity partner: £0.6m/£3m Global revenue per equity partner: £1m UK/global number of partners: 2(10)/121 UK/global number of lawyers: 22/329 UK number of staff: 36 UK/global leverage ratio: 1:10/1:1.7 UK equity partner to staff ratio: 1:18 Equity structure: Merit-based with some elements […]

New Paris head for Ashurst

Ashurst has chosen young corporate partner Frédéric Pinet to replace its outgoing Paris managing partner Christopher Crosthwaite. Pinet, aged just 38, becomes one of the French market’s youngest managing partners. He was selected by his fellow Paris partners and his appointment was confirmed by Ashurst’s international managing board. As part of his new role, Pinet […]

Quadrant (formerly 4 Essex Court) – UK 100

Turnover: £13.5m Heads of chambers: Nigel Teare QC Total tenants (silks): 46 (12) Door tenants: 13 Chambers contributions: 17.5 per cent Revenue per barrister: £294,000 Top cases last year: The Gaul Inquiry; Ragner v Davis; Daewoo v Kilpriver; Re Deep Vein Thrombosis and air travel group litigation; for Cathay Pacific in applications before the Transport […]

Brodies – UK 100

Turnover: £16.6m Profit per equity partner: £239,000 Equity spread: £145,000-£260,000 Net profit: £5.9m Profit margin: 35 per cent Salaried partner remuneration: £80,000-£100,000 Revenue per lawyer: £144,000 Revenue per partner: £488,000 Revenue per equity partner: £678,000 Cost per lawyer: £93,000 Profit per lawyer: £51,000 No of partners: 34 No of equity partners: 25 No of female […]

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