Private Client

Q&A – Private client law in Portugal: overview

By Tiago Marreiros Moreira (partner), João Riscado Rapoula Tiago Marreiros Moreira (partner) and João Riscado Rapoula (managing associate) write for Practical Law da Thomson Reuters. In a Q&A format the lawyers make na overview of Portuguese Private Client legislation.

Conyers’ Cayman office welcomes new Private Client & Trust attorney

Conyers Dill & Pearman has expanded its Cayman Islands office with the appointment of Associate Wesley O’Brien in the private client & trust practice. Wesley joins an experienced, global private client & trust practice that is consistently ranked top-tier in Chambers and Legal 500. “We are delighted to expand our Cayman practice with the addition […]

No5 barrister airs concerns over deportation methods following Judicial Review

An immigration barrister fears a Judicial Review has thrown up the possibility that the Government’s methods to deport EU nationals could end up costing the country hundreds of thousands of pounds. Becket Bedford, of No5 Barristers’ Chambers, led the review of a case involving a 19-year-old Slovakian man who was facing deportation (R (Balog) v […]

City

Macfarlanes in rare partner loss to newly-merged UK firm

The head of Macfarlanes‘ private client property group Tristan Ward has left the firm for BDB Pitmans, which merged last year. Ward joins the firm in April and will be a partner in its private wealth department. He joined Macfarlanes in 1997 and was made a partner in 2008. He will be based in BDB […]

Leaked nudes and talent morality clauses: A lesson for the digital age

Not every morality clause is created equal and the parties must consider what they hope to achieve when drafting the clause in order to ensure their reputation is protected. In November 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed a leave to appeal application on the application of a morality clause. Certain lessons can be pulled from […]

art

Charles Russell Speechlys snares partner duo for arts law foray

Charles Russell Speechlys is launching a new practice aimed at capturing the legal issues surrounding the art market on an international level. The practice, which will advise market players including dealers, collectors, gallery owners and artists themselves, will be spearheaded by partners Tim Maxwell and Rudy Capildeo, who will join the firm in April from London-based […]

Gowling WLG sells Monaco office in shift from private client work

Gowling WLG’s Monaco office has been acquired by an advisory firm, nearly two decades after legacy firm Lawrence Graham launched private client-focused operations in the principality. The office has been acquired by advisory firm Maitland, with the new entity being renamed as Maitland Advisory (Monaco). It will be led by former Gowling partner Peter Walford, who will now […]

No5 advises on a dispute over funeral arrangements

Lambo v Kelly-Lambo (PT-2018-00382) (Ch D) The claim was brought by Mrs Lambo (one of two parties claiming to be the surviving spouse of Mr James Lambo (“the deceased”) under section 116 Senior Courts Act 1981 and the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court for a limited grant of letters of administration in respect of […]

Edinburgh

Addleshaws parts ways with Scottish private client practice after team defection

Over a year into its Scottish merger, Addleshaw Goddard has lost a ten-strong private client team to independent firm Morton Fraser. The head of Addleshaw’s private client team in Edinburgh, Gregor Mitchell, will move across to Morton Fraser, alongside legal director Euan Fleming and a team of eight consultants, solicitors, paralegals and executive assistants. The defection comes […]

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