Independent firms under pressure: HMRC issues winding-up petition against Fletcher Day 

HM Revenue and Customs has issued a winding-up petition against Fletcher Day, The Lawyer has learnt. The Lawyer understands that administrators for the firm have not yet been appointed. Fletcher Day’s website is currently unavailable and is only described “currently under maintenance”. The London-based commercial and family practice is the latest small firm to have either […]

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Shearman and Hogan Lovells issue statements as rumour mergers mount

Shearman & Sterling and Hogan Lovells have failed to deny speculation that the two firms are in early-stage merger talks after The Lawyer revealed market rumours about how negotiations have begun to emerge. If such talks were successful, the newly-merged firm would have a combined annual revenue of $3.6bn and a London office generating more […]