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Identifying and managing risk in your charity

All charities face some risks. The risks your charity might face will depend on factors such as its size, funding and activities. Recently Shoosmiths considered managing those risk at their inaugural charity trustees roundtables.

The regulatory 1515: November 2021

In this webcast, Partners Christopher Capewell and Tim Dawson along with William Shaw, Co-Head of Fiduciary Services, discuss the following Cayman Islands topics: • Cayman Islands AML Regime – FATF Technical Compliance Re-Rating • Ongoing Beneficial Ownership Obligations • Economic Substance • CIMA Consultations

Our tips to achieving a good divorce

No fault divorce is due to come into effect in England and Wales on 6 April 2022. From this date couples will be able to get divorced without one person needing to lay blame on the other. This change will also apply to civil partnership dissolution.



Deloitte Legal wanted tech heft – it bought a law firm

When Deloitte Legal head Michael Castle and Kemp Little chief Andrew Joint met in May 2019, it was the result of shared friendships, mutual clients and industry forces colliding. The Big Four firm’s acquisition of 86 lawyers from Kemp Little, including 29 partners, is its most significant move since announcing plans to expand in the […]

Taylor Wessing lands partner duo from BCLP

Taylor Wessing has hired a two-partner private wealth team from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. The team includes the co-leader of the private client team Damian Bloom and partner Simon Phelps. Bloom has been a partner at BCLP since 2005. As part of his practice, he advises individuals and high net worth families on tax and […]


Addleshaws and KPMG take spots on Deloitte Legal’s Kemp Little deal

Addleshaw Goddard and KPMG led on the negotiations that resulted in the purchase of IT-focused firm Kemp Little by Deloitte Legal. Deloitte Legal was advised by its in-house corporate development team and by a team from Addleshaw Goddard led by professional practices partner Aster Crawshaw. Kemp Little was advised by KPMG, commercial-focused law firm Hierons Law […]

Former Liverpool footballer wins damages after WADA defamation claim

The World Anti-Doping Agency, represented by Blackstone Chambers and Covington & Burling, has apologised to former Liverpool footballer Mamadou Sakho after he brought a defamation claim against the body. The centre-back Sakho, who currently plays for Crystal Palace, had brought a negligence and defamation claim against WADA. Sakho was charged by UEFA with an anti-doping […]

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