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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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Hodge Jones & Allen and Matrix Chambers are leading a group of British citizens as they campaign for Boris Johnson’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings to be re-investigated. The group, which is headed by HJA’s Mike Schwarz and Matrix’s Matthew Ryder QC, is comprised of doctors, nurses, scientists, coronavirus survivors and families of coronavirus victims. They […]

JMW kicks off 2020 financial reporting season with 25% growth

JMW has become the first UK top 100 firm to release its financial results for 2019/20. The Manchester-headquartered firm’s revenue has increased by 25 per cent from £38.1m to £47.6m. The head office billed £42.5m, an 11.5 per cent increase on 2018/19, while the new London office, which opened in May 2019, brought in £5.1m […]

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The Covid Files: How the Top 50 firms are managing…monthly drawings

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced firms to examine whether their cash position is strong enough to withstand a sudden economic downturn. The Lawyer contacted the UK Top 50 firms to understand how firms are adjusting financial management in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. In this series, we reveal how the market is managing the ongoing […]

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Bakers off the hook, as SDT rules against Senior in misconduct hearing

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has dismissed claims brought against Baker McKenzie and two individuals, though the firm’s former City boss was found to have committed serious professional misconduct. The two successful allegations put forward by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) against Senior relate to his inappropriate behaviour towards Person A, as well as his […]

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City firms set for arbitration boom as disputes teams predict court backlog

Arbitration has moved up the agenda at major City firms. The silk appointments in January showed how much international arbitration has become a key part of the disputes’ arsenal.  Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Nigel Blackaby, Herbert Smith Freehills’ Simon Chapman, Andrew McDougall of White & Case and Clifford Chance partner Jason Fry all took silk earlier […]

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