Private client

Madalina Dumitrescu

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 […]

moves, lateral hires and exits

CRS partner takes new role after Macfarlanes move fell through

The Charles Russell Speechlys partner, whose move to Macfarlanes last year fell through, has resurfaced at Keystone Law. Ian Cooke, who until March 2019 had headed Charles Russell Speechlys’ private wealth and property practice, has joined Keystone Law after twenty years at the UK firm. Cooke made headlines in February when Macfarlanes announced his hire; […]


Mishcon takes on Mayfair firm’s private client chief

Mishcon de Reya has brought in the head of a rival City firm’s private client practice, The Lawyer can reveal. Patrick Harney, who was until recently head of Forsters’ private client department, is set to join Mishcon’s tax team after 12 years at the London legal outfit. As part of his practice, he advises high net […]


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 […]


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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

Austria: Coronavirus – How does it affect civil proceedings in Austria?

The coronavirus does not stop at court. That is why it creates uncertainty among litigants and even the public on whether and how to exercise subjective rights and enforce legal claims. This article shall guide you through the current legal situation. Be assured: court practice continues – with certain restrictions It is indispensable that the […]

Prisoners’ rights to equivalent health and social care

This article is part of the Prison law during the coronavirus pandemic series. Rule 20(1) of the Prison Rules 1999 provides that: ‘The governor must work in partnership with local health care providers to secure the provision to prisoners of access to the same quality and range of services as the general public receives from […]

US immigration update on covid-19

The rapid global spread of COVID-19 has unprecedentedly affected international travel and mobility. In an effort to curb the proliferation of the virus, the U.S. President has issued Presidential Proclamations implementing travel bans.

Connectivity and reputation – family office roundtable

Thirteen attendees, including representatives from London-based law firms, banks and tax experts, discuss how connectivity (digital and transport links) and the reputation of a jurisdiction are both vital considerations for family offices.

Prisoners with issues in respect of their mental capacity or mental health

Mental capacity An imminent announcement is expected in respect of early prison release as a means of easing the pressure on the system. However, it is unclear what the mechanism will be to determine which prisoners are released. If the process involves the requirement to make some form of application by the prisoner, there will […]

The importance of the Court of Justice of the European Union Practice in Ensuring Passenger Rights in Accordance with Regulation 261/2004

1. Background In a world where air travel is becoming more frequent and affordable, Regulation (EC) no. 261/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 February 2004 establishing common rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of denied boarding and of cancellation or long delay of flights, and repealing […]

Jersey cash box structures

Given the unprecedented effects of COVID-19, including widespread travel restrictions, listed companies may have to consider alternative ways to raise capital on an urgent basis, notwithstanding the current condition of the financial markets.

Filing deadline looms for Bermuda private trust companies

Bermuda’s regulatory regime for trust business has recently been enhanced. A framework for the supervision of relevant private trust companies has been introduced and this month new filing requirements for PTCs will take effect.

Coronavirus and commercial leases: What landlords and tenants need to know

As the UK begins to tackle the challenges caused by the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19, Walker Morris has received a number of enquiries from landlord and tenant clients as to how this may affect their property arrangements and obligations. It is now clear the outbreak will significantly disrupt the market. We have already seen the challenges […]

Formal guidance on compliance with Family Court Child Arrangement Orders

The government’s stark message to “stay at home” has undoubtedly caused much confusion and concern for parents in shared childcare arrangements with their ex-spouses/partners. The government has provided some guidance to parents who find themselves in this predicament and has confirmed that as of 24 March 2020 where parents do not live in the same […]

Moratorium on loans and leasing due to COVID-19 – Serbia

Due to the developments regarding the outbreak of COVID-19 and the declaration of a state of emergency in Serbia, the National Bank of Serbia undertook emergency measures to facilitate the position of citizens and businesses in servicing debts. The two decisions on temporary measures were adopted on 17 March 2020 for the protection of debtors […]

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