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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mayfair

Ex-Schillings trio join forces for new reputation boutique

One of Schillings’ most senior privacy partners has left the firm to launch a new boutique offering with his former colleague. Chris Scott will form the new venture Himsworth Scott with a former senior associate of Schillings Matt Himsworth, who left the firm in 2012. The pair will be joined by a third lawyer at […]

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Featured briefings

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 […]

Ireland’s data protection bill: circuit court to confirm fines

…Head 80 of the General Scheme states that where a controller or processor is fined and does not appeal a decision to the Data Protection Commission, then the Commission will apply to the Circuit Court for confirmation of the fine. The Head goes on to state that the Circuit Court must then confirm the fine […]

Panama Papers – how has Guernsey responded?

This article first appeared in eprivateclient By Marcus Leese In early 2016 several million client-related documents were stolen from a Panamanian law firm. The documents were subsequently passed to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists who proceeded to publicise the theft… …Guernsey has shown over the course of several decades that it is ready and […]

Non-resident athletes – the case for reform in the UK

This article was first published by LawInSport. With some international sports stars refusing to participate in the UK as a result of our tax laws, Nicola Parkinson, Senior Tax Associate a law firm Walker Morris, examines the case for reform. When the country embraced London 2012 with great enthusiasm, few would have realised that, without […]

The shareholders are revolting

In scenes that took us back to the ‘shareholder spring’ of 2012, April 2016 saw several instances where shareholders revolted against perceived boardroom excess by voting against proposed remuneration packages for executives. ‘Last chance saloon’ In particular on 14 April 2016 almost 60% of BP’s shareholders voted against a £14m pound pay package for its CEO. Since then […]

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