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Addleshaws parts ways with Scottish private client practice after team defection

Over a year into its Scottish merger, Addleshaw Goddard has lost a ten-strong private client team to independent firm Morton Fraser. The head of Addleshaw’s private client team in Edinburgh, Gregor Mitchell, will move across to Morton Fraser, alongside legal director Euan Fleming and a team of eight consultants, solicitors, paralegals and executive assistants. The defection comes […]

DWF hit in Scotland by Shepherd & Wedderburn team hire

On the day that DWF announced it had broken into the US legal market, the firm’s Scottish practice has been dealt a blow with the loss of a nine-lawyer team to Shepherd & Wedderburn. Property and infrastructure partners Joanna Hamilton, Anthony McEwan and head of planning Moray Thomson will join the Scottish independent firm bringing […]

Addleshaws and CMS lead as Stagecoach tycoon parts ways with Scottish investment

Addleshaw Goodard, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang and MJ Hudson have advised in private investment vehicle Souter’s sale of First Scottish Group to a US-based consortium. Addleshaw’s head of corporate in Scotland, partner David Kirchin and managing associate Laura Falls, were the lead advisers on the deal and acted for Souter, the investment vehicle of Stagecoach founder Brian […]

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Lawyers’ efforts in vain as Tchenguiz abandons Grant Thornton battle

Property mogul Robert Tchenguiz has walked away from his lawsuit against accountancy firm Grant Thornton, three months after completely overhauling his legal line-up. Tchenguiz argued he was owed £1.6bn following the collapse of Icelandic bank Kaupthing and later alleged that Grant Thornton conspired to have the Serious Fraud Office investigate him to prevent him from […]

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