Related briefings

Ogden 8 – an algorithm to rely upon?

If a man or woman is injured in a road traffic incident and is claiming damages to reflect their future losses, their working life, their loss of pension, their need for care and services or for future treatment, the Ogden Tables have since 1984 been the first port of call for all legal practitioners to assess the loss.

Covid-19 Update – Coronavirus, domestic abuse and legal action

The difficulties with court listings and the inability to hold hearings in a normal fashion has now been underway for 6 months. The recent guidance set out in ‘The Road Ahead’ shows there is no likelihood of that changing in the near future. This means there has had to be a reconsideration of what delays are acceptable and what reasons are sufficient to delay final decisions being made for children.

Who decides who decides? Withdrawal of care proceedings

Where a local authority determines that the medical evidence falls short of proving that an injury to a child was deliberately inflicted, in what circumstances should it be allowed to withdraw its application? This was the question for the Court of Appeal in the recent case of GC v A Local Authority (A Child) (Withdrawal of care proceedings) [2020] EWCA Civ 848, an appeal from a first instance decision of HHJ Watson sitting at Coventry.

Latest Briefings

How pro bono is making me a better lawyer

There are many opportunities to get involved with pro bono and several reasons why it is a good idea to do so. Verity discusses the pro bono opportunities she has been involved in and how they have strengthened her ability as a trainee solicitor.

To the point: technology & digitalisation l August 2020

Welcome to the August edition of Schoenherr’s to the point: technology & digitalisation newsletter! We are excited to present a selection of legal developments in the area of technology & digitalisation in the wider CEE region.

GC roundtable: How to communicate with impact in a virtual world

As most of us are still working from home, we are communicating virtually for long periods every day, with diverse groups of people from different cultures, forums and time zones. We are continuing our usual work tasks and commitments, but now having to deliver meetings and presentations as well as communicate a host of difficult messages.

Recommended

London skyline

Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

Blake Morgan revenue falls for third year running in fifth year since merger

Blake Morgan has continued its run of underwhelming financial results since the 2014 merger that created it. When South of England firm Blake Lapthorn and Welsh stalwart Morgan Cole tied the knot that year, the combined revenue of the two firms was £76.2m; however, Blake Morgan has yet to reach that figure in the five […]

Debenhams

Freshfields fights Mike Ashley-funded claim against Debenhams

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has been handed the mandate by Debenhams as the retailer fights a High Court claim brought by six landlords. The landlords, represented by Shoosmiths, are challenging restructuring proposals that were approved in May after Debenhams was bought out of administration by lenders. The landlords, who are part of the Combined Property Control […]

US and UK flags: Laterals help US firms in London grow

You think A&O has problems? Take a look at O’Melveny in London

While many commentators will now be disparaging Allen & Overy’s US practice, the firm with the bigger overseas headache is O’Melveny & Myers (OMM). Just this year Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld made several swoops on OMM’s London ranks, sending the latter’s partnership headcount to just three. O’Melveny has had plenty of time to […]

Pinsent Masons

Pinsent Masons strengthens life sciences team with lateral hire from Fieldfisher

Pinsent Masons has bolstered its life sciences and technology team in London by appointing Nicole Jadeja from Fieldfisher. This is the second departure from Fieldfisher’s life sciences team this month, following on from Rebecca Baines’ decision to go in-house at medical technologies company Stryker. The pair joined Fieldfisher from the boutique firm Rouse in February […]

Recruit legal talent

Get your role in front of over 300,000 legal professionals when you advertise with The Lawyer. Our team of experts provide bespoke solutions to help solve all your recruitment challenges.

Find out more