Archive for 2016

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés strengthens its expertise with the arrival of a new partner

Jean-François Vilotte joins de Gaulle Fleurance & Associés as partner to strengthen its expertise in the sector of major public projects.     He holds a Master’s degree in law (Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne University), has been appointed “élève administrateur” (administration student) of the City of Paris and attended the “Ecole Nationale d'Administration” (French Administration S...

23 Dec 2:56 PM 0 Read More...

FTSE 100 Companies face 76% increase in High Court cases

The number of High Court cases involving FTSE 100 companies has jumped by 76% this year – taking the total to the highest since the credit crisis, reveals research by the Legal business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.   According to data from Thomson Reuters Lawtel service*, there were 201 High Court cases involving FTSE 100 compan...

23 Dec 2:45 PM 0 Read More...

Top French Labour and Employment Lawyer Joins Morgan Lewis’s Paris Office

Morgan Lewis announced today that Sabine Smith-Vidal­, a lawyer with more than two decades of experience handling multijurisdictional labor and employment matters for a wide array of clients, has joined the firm as partner in its Labour and Employment Practice, resident in Paris.   Ms. Smith-Vidal, who was most recently an employment partner at another global law firm, has counselled clients on all aspect...

23 Dec 10:25 AM 0 Read More...

Towry completes acquisition of wealth manager Deverill Black

Towry, the wealth adviser, has acquired Deverill Black & Co, a Bristol-based wealth management and financial planning company.   Led by Iain Black, who has been in financial services for 30 years, Deverill Black has been trading since 2001 from its office in Redland, Bristol and currently has three employees including two wealth advisers. With the completion of this deal, staff will be moving into Towr...

23 Dec 10:21 AM 0 Read More...

Which criminal law firms will survive the 17.5% cut?

There are around 1600[1] law firms providing legal aid services in the crime category. It is often stated by many commentators that this is far too high a number. Everyone agrees that there isn’t as much work as there used to be. Crime, according to the Home Office[2], is falling although many practitioners say that this is because the Police are preferring to issue cautions rather than charge people for cases w...

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