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Latest Briefings

Capital markets update – November 2018

By John Hamer, Debbie Jackson, Richard Naish, Daniel O’Gorman The first edition of Capital Markets Update rounds up the month’s developments within the equity capital markets. Click below to read more

Proposed changes to how MEES affects residential landlords

By Peter Williams Residential landlords will be required to spend up to £3,500 of their own money improving the energy efficiency of their properties. The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) for properties that are to be let came into force on 1 April 2018. The regulations apply to both commercial and residential properties but this […]

Blog: New technology to drive solicitor’s productivity

We are finding that solicitors – and indeed others operating in the professional services sector – are facing a work-life balance crisis. In fact, according to our recent survey on workplace stress, 61% of the sector attributed lack of time as a key source of their work pressure. We believe technology can help solicitors use […]

Blog: Why are lawyers writing code?

Legal firms are embracing digital legal software – reimagining their business, streamlining processes, integrating real-time systems, providing mobile access and automating routine tasks. As part of this, increasing numbers of lawyers are choosing to find out more about what is going on behind the technology that is transforming the way they work.

Steps by Serbian Commission for Protection of Competition to encourage birth rate

By Srdjana Petronijević and Zoran Šoljaga The Serbian Commission for Protection of Competition (the “Commission“) is taking steps to encourage the birth rate in Serbia, one of the country’s primary political objectives. Its contribution to achieve that objective is current antitrust investigation on the baby care product market, which could ultimately lead to a price […]

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Real Estate and Projects

BP Pension Fund to sell Mayfair Berkeley Square estate for a likely price of more than £300m. BP Pension Fund advised by Linklaters (Alexandra Marks).

Keoghs hires its first chief executive

Keoghs is repositioning itself along a corporate model as it appoints its first chief executive. Paul Smith, a chartered accountant, is joining the firm from Buxton-based manufacturing company LeaRonal, where he was also chief executive. He is joining three months after Keoghs underwent a management restructure following the retirement of senior partner Barry Taziker after […]

Brief encounter: bates wells & braithwaite

Bates Wells & Braithwaite is a firm with just 100 staff. It has a host of familiar names among its clients, and most of them are charities. Its profits, though respectable, are nowhere near the same as could be gleaned from commercial clients of the same pedigree. With up to half of its income coming […]

Technology, Media and Telecommunications

SpiritSoft raises £8m in venture capital investment by Reuters Greenhouse Fund and Catalyst Fund Management and Research. SpiritSoft advised by Salans Hertzfeld & Heilbronn (Philip Enoch). Reuters Greenhouse Fund advised by Rowe & Maw. Catalyst Fund Management and Research advised by Ashurst Morris Crisp.

Kennedys opens Cambridge office on back of NHS work

City firm Kennedys is extending into the regions and opening an office in the Cambridge area. The move follows the firm’s appointment to the National Health Service Litigation Authority (NHSLA) legal panel in London and East Anglia. The office will be headed by Mills & Reeve partners John Chapman and John Lapraik, who will leave […]

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