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Webinar recording: Blockchain and smart contracts

Our Technology & Digital Team, and Partner Sally Mewies held a webinar discussion with Senior Associate Luke Jackson covering blockchain technologies and all the potential they have in the financial services sector and supply chain.

Podast: Proptech – an opportunity not a threat

By Mehar Patel If we take the traditional management of a block of flats as an example: you might have one person collecting rent, feeding that information into an accounts system, chasing unpaid rent, deciding whether to escalate unpaid rents, paying the money to the owner, paying money to the bank. You might then have […]


Coleen Rooney

Kingsley Napley and Vardy win first part of “Wagatha Christie” dispute

Coleen Rooney, represented by Brabners, has lost the first part of the ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel case, as the courts sided with Rebekah Vardy. The bitter dispute relates to a post that appeared on Rooney’s Instagram in October 2019, which alleged that Vardy’s account had leaked stories about her to the press. Vardy denied the claims […]

Slaughter and May

Slaughters boosts disputes group with rare City hire

Slaughter and May has made a rare partner hire in London, bringing in a litigator from Danske Bank’s in-house team. The firm has recruited Gayathri Kamalanathan, head of group litigation and enforcement at Danske Bank in Copenhagen, to its disputes and investigations group. Prior to going in-house, Kamalanathan spent time as a senior associate at […]

Slaughters partner leaves with “immediate effect” after firm probe

Slaughter and May finance partner Oliver Storey has left the firm following an internal investigation. Slaughters confirmed that Storey has retired from the partnership with immediate effect, and that the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has been notified. Storey began his training with the firm in 2006 was promoted to partner in 2016. Slaughters senior partner […]

UK, Canadian and Danish firms lined up on RSA’s £7.2bn takeover

Slaughter and May, Clifford Chance, Herbert Smith Freehills and Ashurst are among the firms that have been enlisted on blue-chip British insurer RSA’s £7.2bn takeover from Canadian insurance group Intact and Denmark’s Tryg. The board of the FTSE 100 company has accepted an offer of 685p a share in cash as well as an 8p […]

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