Tech Pioneers: the ex-A&O partner in charge of taking Deloitte Legal to the next level

The stakes are high for ex-A&O partner Michael Castle, the man tasked with helping Deloitte make a big splash in an increasingly crowded market. Deloitte is late to the party, and arriving fashionably late can generate high expectations and interest.

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FCA test case ruling – welcome news for businesses

The High Court has handed down the long-awaited judgment in the coronavirus business interruption insurance test case brought by the FCA. Whilst the judgment may be appealed by the insurers, it is a very positive outcome for most businesses.

Can SECR fill the void where ESOS failed?

Whilst Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR) could be seen at first glance as a watered down ESOS without the site audits, it has the ability to deliver a wide range of energy efficiency and carbon reduction measures for organisations for years to come in a way that ESOS alone will never achieve.

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A&O partner takes top UK job at Deloitte Legal

Deloitte Legal has ended its nine-month long search for a leader of its new UK legal arm, with the appointment of a new managing partner from Allen & Overy. The role, which for months was believed to have targeted a general counsel, has by contrast fallen to A&O banking partner Michael Castle, who has spent […]

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Linklaters and Deloitte join crowdfunding venture to find the next Monzo

Linklaters and Deloitte have partnered up with the crowdfunding platform that propelled digital bank Monzo to stardom to launch a new investment programme aimed at supporting financial inclusion startups. The project is helmed by platform Crowdcube, which recently saw challenger bank Monzo, now valued at £1bn, raking in £20m in a crowdfunding campaign that lasted […]

Deloitte secures long-awaited ABS licence ahead of UK expansion

Deloitte has received its alternative business structure (ABS) licence, becoming the last of the Big Four to set up a legal arm in the UK. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) confirmed that it has granted Deloitte the right to operate as a multi-disciplinary practice. The licence came into effect on the 15 June. The new move will […]

Deloitte’s UK arm forges alliance with US firm

Deloitte UK has announced an alliance with US immigration law firm Berry Appleman & Leiden as its aspirations to grow in the legal market continue. The British arm of the Big Four accounting firm will acquire BAL’s non US businesses in the UK, Australia, Brazil, China, Dubai, Mozambique, Singapore and South Africa. This will add 170 practitioners, […]

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