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Blog: Application for an inquest into Alfie Evans’ death is without merit

By Bridget Dolan QC R (Allman) v HM Senior Coroner for Liverpool and Wirral The short and desperately tragic life of Alfie Evans, and his parents’ heart-rending fight to have him transferred to Rome for continuation of his life sustaining treatment, has recently been fully played out in the public arena. The public hearings in the […]

Implications of a ‘no Brexit deal’ on business structuring, accounting and audit

By Alison Johnson As 29 March 2019 draws ever closer and Brexit withdrawal negotiations continue, the UK government has started to release a series of technical notices outlining the implications of a “no Brexit deal” on certain key topics and industries. Noting that changes in business structuring, accounting and audit will be of interest to […]

Mortgage portfolio transfers – How a stitch in time saves nine

By Abigail Hadfield Inadvertently failing to transfer the legal title to even a handful of mortgages following a portfolio acquisition can be a costly mistake. The secondary market in residential mortgage books is thriving, and purchasers are increasingly being caught out by this apparently simple issue. In the majority of cases, a suitably-worded power of […]

Governing law and jurisdiction clause in contracts

By Gordon Bell, Tom Price, David Lowe Governing law and jurisdiction or dispute clauses are two distinct things. Governing law is the substantive law of the contract and dispute resolution clauses are the clauses that tell you where and how your dispute is going to be resolved. They are very different. One does not imply the other and […]

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Pro bono & community action: Bakers partner aids the UN on asylum for refugee objectors

Baker & McKenzie‘s partner in charge of pro bono, Tom Cassells, is hoping to lead a pro bono push in London. This initiative follows his work on several key test cases for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Along with specialist immigration lawyer, sole practitioner Wesley Gryk, Cassells was appointed as the commissioner’s […]

Susat link gifts A&O H&R Wasag

Allen & Overy (A&O) has secured a new corporate client in Germany thanks to a loose referral relationship with rated Mittelstand multidisciplinary partnership (MDP) Susat & Partner.Susat introduced A&O to Frankfurt-listed chemicals group H&R Wasag, which used A&O on its recent acquisition of BP’s Europewide oil refinery business.Both Susat and A&O worked on the deal, […]

Central defender

Advising three footballers on the media fallout of the alleged Grosvenor House rape has thrust Graham Shear into the limelight. Naomi Rovnick meets him Graham Shear has given me indigestion. We meet at lunchtime for what turns into a two-hour interview. But there is no lunch, so I’m forced to scoff a sarnie while hotfooting […]

Slaughters dumped as CC takes GE reins

The Lawyer can reveal that General Electric (GE) switched antitrust counsel part way through its recent £5.7bn acquisition of UK healthcare group Amersham, which completed a fortnight ago, replacing Slaughter and May with Clifford Chance. GE is Clifford Chance’s single biggest antitrust client, but the company usually gives Slaughters some of its high-end UK corporate work. There […]

Kneedy clients

Russia might be getting back on the map for those firms with international ambitions, with Hammonds clinking vodka glasses with Moscow outfit Zhigachov & Christophoroff earlier this year, but it’s still a pretty dodgy place to work. According to a senior partner at another firm with big-hitting ideas, the way to get deals done over […]

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