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An asset tracer’s alphabet

In this short piece, the first in a series of articles shining light on the topic, Schillings’ specialist investigator picks some of the key, basic definitions that an asset tracer should be all too familiar with.

Keeping track of positive covenants

If they can be enforced, positive covenants can be troublesome for buyers and developers alike. But due care can bring any obligations to light during a transaction and help manage them.


Barrister of the week: 3VB’s Farhaz Khan

It is rare to see an arbitration played out in public, but this was the case in a recent decision involving FTSE200 company Aggreko. Last month, the Scottish company – which instructed 3VB’s Farhaz Khan – obtained an injunction against Al-Sadi Trading Group (ATG), over monies owed to Aggreko. The dispute centres around Aggreko’s temporary […]


Irwin Mitchell cuts 46 roles after redundancy process

Irwin Mitchell has announced the loss of 46 roles, after originally stating that 110 positions were at risk in a redundancy consultation. The national outfit confirmed that 46 roles were no longer needed in the business, while adding that 64 jobs had been saved due to a redeployment programme. The firm said this allowed “colleagues […]

Reed Smith

Reed Smith says Elphicke investigation “fell short” of standards

A review into how Reed Smith handled misconduct allegations made against former partner Charlie Elphicke in 2005 has found that the firm’s actions “did not meet the standards that we set ourselves and expect today”. The firm launched a review into its investigation after a former colleague told The Guardian about the historical complaint she had made […]

The 60 second interview: ESG drives business value creation and mitigates risk

by Julia Hayhoe The Lawyer’s Business Leadership Series explores, among other themes, how the dramatic acceleration of macro trends has placed Purpose, Sustainability and ESG issues top of the corporate board, general counsel and increasingly legal provider agenda. This series of GC interviews interviews informs the event and the webinar I presented on “Enabling client success in […]

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