Archive for July, 2016

Businesses at risk of "overcompensation culture" under new legal rules

Businesses across the country are at risk of overcompensating in settlements because of new rules, which come in next week, which penalise them for not offering enough, warns Manches.  The new legal rules, which come into force on Monday (April 1), mean that if a business does not offer enough money to settle a claim and the claimant goes on to secure the same or better judgment in court, the business is at risk...

28 Mar 3:08 PM 0 Read More...

Promotions at Gillespie Macandrew

Law firm Gillespie Macandrew has announced important promotions in two of its key sector groups.   John Norrie has been promoted to Legal Director, a new senior post, to lead the firm’s Employment Law service, an expanding area of business for its Commercial sector team. Alan White is also promoted to Legal Director, in the Land & Rural Business team, along with colleague Chloe Johnson who is made an A...

28 Mar 9:53 AM 0 Read More...

Bar Council responds to MOJ statement on court and tribunal reform

The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has responded to this morning’s Written Ministerial Statement on Court and Tribunal reform by the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Chris Grayling. This comes a day after a Bar Council Working Group published its own recommendations for civil litigation reform.   Maura McGowan QC (pictured), Chairman of the Bar, said: &ldq...

28 Mar 9:51 AM 0 Read More...

Duane Morris LLP Opens Joint Law Venture in Oman, Establishing Presence in Gulf Region

Duane Morris LLP has opened its first office in the Middle East through a joint venture with the Al Mashaikhi and Partners Law Firm, a multi-practice law firm in Muscat, Oman. The newly established joint venture, to be known as the Dr. Said Al Mashaikhi and Partner Law Firm—A GCC representative office of Duane Morris and significantly expands the capabilities and geographic reach of both firms.   The ...

28 Mar 9:47 AM 0 Read More...

FSA hits Prudential with £30m fine

Following the news that the Financial Services Authority will levy a £30m fine on Prudential and censure its chief executive, Tidjane Thiam, over the way it handled its abortive $35.5bn bid for AIA, the rival insurer, in 2010, John Gould (pictured), Senior Partner at Russell-Cooke, comments. The penalty relates to the Pru’s failure to inform the City regulator punctually of its intention to take over AIA,...

28 Mar 8:48 AM 0 Read More...