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Ban on evicting commercial tenants extended

On 9 December 2020 the Government confirmed that the evictions ban on commercial tenants for non-payment of rent will be extended until the end of March 2021, protecting business owners affected by COVID-19.


Sidley Austin appoints new management for London office

Sidley Austin has rejigged its leadership in the London office, with office head Matthew Dening handing over the reins to corporate partner Thomas Thesing. Thesing has been Sidley’s London corporate co-head since 2001. He has been at the firm for nearly two decades, having been promoted to partner in 2001 following its merger with New York firm […]

Paul Rawlinson

Bakers back on track but revenue falls short of $3bn

Baker McKenzie‘s global revenue has come just shy of $3bn, as it bumps up 8 per cent from $2.67bn (£2.02bn) to $2.9bn in the financial year 2017/2018. This follows a modest 2.1 per cent rise in the 2016/17 financial year, when revenue inched up from $2.62bn to $2.67bn, and a steady return to form from 2014/2015 when revenue […]

Baker McKenzie

Bakers ups London promotions to six in bumper global round

Baker McKenzie has promoted six lawyers to partner in London, as the firm announces the appointment of 68 new members worldwide. Two of the City cohort sit in the firm’s tax team, namely Jessica Eden and David Jamieson who trained at Herbert Smith Freehills and McGrigors respectively. Tax accounts for the highest number of promotions […]


Ex-Schillings trio join forces for new reputation boutique

One of Schillings’ most senior privacy partners has left the firm to launch a new boutique offering with his former colleague. Chris Scott will form the new venture Himsworth Scott with a former senior associate of Schillings Matt Himsworth, who left the firm in 2012. The pair will be joined by a third lawyer at […]

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