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KPMG branches out into private client with PwC pair

KPMG Legal has hired a two-lawyer team from rival accountancy firm PwC to spearhead the debut of a new private client practice. The legal arm of KPMG has taken on Alice Killingbeck and Harriet Kwarteng, who have been tasked with building the group’s first family office and private client legal service. As part of their […]

Stephenson Harwood to make Hong Kong redundancies after strategic review

Stephenson Harwood is pushing for major changes in its Hong Kong office following the recent announcement to shut down its Beijing office. The firm is cutting back on partners and associates in Hong Kong under the new leadership of Greater China managing partner Jamie Stranger. It is understood that around six partners and 20 associates […]

BCLP loses private client partner to Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing has hired a new partner from BCLP to boost its private wealth practice. The firm has taken on private client partner Murray North, who starts today and will be based in the firm’s London office. A BCLP partner since 2009, Murray advises high net worth individuals on tax and trusts issues, helping them […]

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3PB debuts virtual courtroom to assess family finance disputes

Family chambers 3PB has launched a remote courtroom to assist on the financial aspects of claims brought in the family court. Members at the set have decided to launch the Remote Access Financial Dispute Resolution (FDR) Court Room for instructing law firms and clients, who are now having to engage remotely. The set, which had […]

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Mishcon adds second private client partner in three months

After recently losing two of its disputes partners to Greenberg Traurig, Mishcon de Reya has replenished its member headcount with a new hire from Constantine Cannon. Having also been a partner at Withers from 2010 to 2017, Madalina Dumitrescu now joins the silver circle outfit where she will continue to serve ultra high-net worth individuals, international […]

BCLP loses another private client partner

Farrer & Co has boosted its private wealth offering with a hire from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP). Partner Georgina James joins Farrer & Co’s private wealth team after nearly 11 years at BCLP. She advises international families, trustees and family offices on cross-border taxation and estate planning issues. In particular, she has worked with […]

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By royal appointment: the monarchy’s go-to lawyers

With Harry and Meghan announcing they will step back as senior royals and work to become financially independent, The Lawyer looks back at the royal family’s legal representation. Farrer & Co Farrer & Co has been the royal’s established advisers since the 1930s – Sir Leslie Farrer was the personal adviser to George VI and […]

Private client briefings

A practical guide to setting up a family office in Jersey

Around the world family offices are growing in number. Family offices are increasingly becoming the organisation of choice for very wealthy families because they can be tailored to meet the individual needs of the families establishing them.

Relocation: Your move to Jersey…

For decades, Jersey has opened its doors to a limited number of individuals and businesses attracted not only by the Island’s charm and beauty but also by the many advantages to be gained from its location. Here, Carey Olsen property partner Christopher Philpott summarises some of the key points to consider.

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.

Relocation: Your move to Guernsey…

An increasing number of wealthy individuals, entrepreneurs and financial services principals have chosen to move to Guernsey with their families in recent years, with some also relocating their businesses to the Island. Here, Carey Olsen property partners Jason Morgan and Davey Le Marquand look at some of the practical issues to consider when contemplating a move to Guernsey.

Supreme Court guidance for charities

In the CIFF case the Supreme Court confirmed a charitable company member’s fiduciary duty to its charitable purpose.

Lehtimaki v Cooper: An initial analysis

In this article Matthew Mills considers the judgment of the Supreme Court in Lehtimaki v Cooper. The appeal is one of very few charity cases to reach the Supreme Court in recent years, and concerns the affairs of one of the UK’s largest grant-making charities and raises novel legal points concerning the extent of the court’s jurisdiction over charitable companies.