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Government considering reintroducing employment tribunal fees

By David Smedley, Andrew Rayment It has been reported that the Government is considering reintroducing employment tribunal fees. No specific details have been provided but the Ministry of Justice has said that it is confident that a fee system can be found which does not deny claimants access to justice (the reason the original fee regime was […]

Microchipping: The future of employee surveillance?

By Stuart McBride Inspired by the initial move to microchip employees by a firm in Wisconsin last year; as many as 150 employees in the UK have already been fitted with microchip implants. As technology continues to impact the way we all work, there may be merits to the rumoured introduction. That said, there are […]

Experts’ Agendas: A warning from the bench

“it certainly should not become routine to provide two versions which, as here, travel over much of the same ground. That approach tests the patience of the experts (and frankly of the court); produces a lengthier joint statement; potentially increases costs and is simply not the best way to focus on the issues. I do […]

Court of Appeal has held that public policy interests do not justify the release of restrictive covenants

By Bill Howard, Michael Callaghan The Court of Appeal has held that public policy interests do not justify the release of restrictive covenants where a developer deliberately builds houses on land in breach of those covenants. Background Millgate, a property developer, obtained planning permission for, and then built, houses and flats on a development site. Part […]

GP/LP advice, women in PE and downstream trends

By Joanne Huckle More LPs are seeking independent legal advice.. Increasingly, I am instructed by LPs seeking their own Cayman legal counsel prior to committing capital.  It has always been a mystery to me why investors are willing to rely on the GP’s Cayman counsel when committing significant capital to a new fund.  As an attorney […]

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Lehman’s UK lawyers ‘may not be paid’

The 70 in-house lawyers at Lehman Brothers in the UK face a nervous wait today to find out whether or not they will be paid this month. The bank operated a zero-cash policy in the UK, transferring the money to the US operation at the end of every day. As a result Lehman has no […]

Forsters

UK 200 Position: 95 UK 200 Sh… Position: 89 Firm: Forsters Turnover: £23.6mProfit per equity partner: £449KEarnings per partner: £324KEquity spread: £270K-£600KNet profit: £7.5mProfit margin: 32 per centRevenue per fee-earner: £207KRevenue per lawyer: £267KRevenue per partner: £803KRevenue per equity partner: £1.42mTotal number of fee-earners: 114Total number of qualified partners: 89Total number of partners: 29Total number […]

Taylor Wessing loses Nixon Peabody US court fight

Taylor Wessing loses Nixon Peabody US court fight” />Nixon Peabody today won its case against Taylor Wessing France (TWF), paving the way for 13 French partners to join the US firm. As reported by The Lawyer on Monday (15 September), the two firms had agreed to seek summary judgment from the New York State Supreme […]

Manches

UK 200 Position: 75 UK 200 Shar… Position: 76 Firm: Manches Turnover: £34.4mProfit per equity partner: £227KEarnings per partner: £171KEquity spread: £170K-£600KNet profit: £5.4mProfit margin: 16 per centRevenue per fee-earner: £190KRevenue per lawyer: £251KRevenue per partner: £614KRevenue per equity partner: £1.43mTotal number of fee-earners: 181Total number of qualified partners: 137Total number of partners: 56Total number […]

Pannone & Partners

UK 200 Position: 58 … Position: 56 Firm: Pannone Turnover: £50.8mProfit per equity partner: £290KEarnings per partner: £147KEquity spread: £170K-£359KNet profit: £13.8mProfit margin: 27 per centRevenue per fee-earner: £134KRevenue per lawyer: £230KRevenue per partner: £462KRevenue per equity partner: £1.24mTotal number of fee-earners: 380Total number of qualified partners: 221Total number of partners: 110Total number of equity […]

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