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10 stumbling blocks in a business exit

Every business exit is different and a seller’s requirements will vary depending on the nature of their target business, the parties involved and the wider commercial climate. Even so, common issues crop up regularly.

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Pinsents completes overhaul of £50m-worth innovation unit

Pinsent Masons is gearing up for a new digital products business line following an internal reorganisation of its technology function. Newly-made partner and head of client solutions David Halliwell has worked on the combination of the firm’s SmartDelivery unit with its internal IT function. The latter is led by chief technology officer Nigel Tranter, who joined […]

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It’s not all bad for real estate lawyers

The ONS released its quarterly economic data on Wednesday and the March figures were not pretty for the UK real estate sector. After only two weeks of lockdown, GDP fell by 2 per cent for the quarter, construction output fell 2.6 per cent and retail sales dropped 3 per cent. In the short run, this […]

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Two national firms are keeping faith with the regions, at least

Much has been made of the legal services boom in Manchester, Bristol, Belfast and elsewhere.  The regions have historically generated substantial fees for three firms which have looked to transform into national and international beasts: DAC Beachcroft (DACB), DLA Piper, and Pinsents Masons. Yet, despite their strong regional roots, these three firms are increasingly looking […]

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