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An asset tracer’s alphabet

In this short piece, the first in a series of articles shining light on the topic, Schillings’ specialist investigator picks some of the key, basic definitions that an asset tracer should be all too familiar with.

Keeping track of positive covenants

If they can be enforced, positive covenants can be troublesome for buyers and developers alike. But due care can bring any obligations to light during a transaction and help manage them.


RPC leads on launch of Facebook’s oversight board

RPC has acted for Facebook on the creation of its independent oversight board, which has launched just in time for the US general election. The oversight board is intended to serve as an independent check on the social media giant’s moderation decisions. It is composed of independent members from around the world, who will make final and […]

DWF’s cost-cutting plan drives healthier interim results

DWF has managed to decrease its net debt by £6m to £59m, after a slew of acquisitions and investments in the 2019/20 financial year had led figures to rise. The £59m figure comes as the firm added around £12m to its net debt in the last full financial year. In its interim trading statement, the […]

After the pandemic: a good riddance to hot-desking

Until March, we were in a WeWork building. It was lovely. Great views of the South Bank and, in the distance, the City. The coffee was good. The loos were great. Even the DJ in the lobby lifted the spirits on a Monday morning.  Do I want to go back? Not enormously; I don’t miss […]

John Joyce

Addleshaws’ managing partner secures third term

Addleshaw Goddard managing partner John Joyce has been re-elected for a third term, extending his tenure until 2025. Joyce’s new four-year term, which the firm said was uncontested, will start on 1 May 2021.  He was first appointed managing partner in May 2014, replacing Paul Devitt who stood down from the post a year early. […]

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