Archive for July, 2016

Appleby Acquires Caledonian Isle of Man Operation

Appleby, one of the world’s largest providers of legal and fiduciary services, has acquired Caledonian Trust (IOM) Limited and Caledonian Fund Services (Europe) Limited as part of the group’s ongoing strategy to grow its fiduciary and administration business.   Announcing the acquisition, Sean Dowling, Office Managing Partner of Appleby (Isle of Man) LLC said: “We have continued to look for new...

31 May 11:44 AM 0 Read More...

Law students need to wake up to job opportunities offered by ABS

A survey conducted by The University of Law shows that law students are gradually waking up to Alternative Business Structures (ABS) and the career opportunities that they present. However, the survey also highlights a resistance to ABS and the changing face of the legal services industry.   The results of the University’s survey show that 63% of prospective solicitors agreed that the introduction of ...

31 May 10:55 AM 0 Read More...

Pinsent Masons advises ABP on historic £1 billion Royal Albert Docks deal

ABP China (Holdings), advised by Pinsent Masons, has signed a £1 billion deal with the Greater London Authority (GLA) to transform London’s historic Royal Albert Docks into the capital’s next business district.   Under the terms of the deal, the 35-acre site situated in the heart of the Royal Docks Enterprise Zone will be transformed into a gateway for Asian and Chinese businesses seeking to es...

31 May 8:59 AM 0 Read More...

Appleby and STEP Bermuda draw top overseas barristers for trust litigation seminar

Appleby will co-sponsor a seminar with the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Bermuda branch (“STEP Bermuda”), and Baker & McKenzie and XXIV Old Buildings on Thursday 6 June.   ‘Risky Business – A Trust Litigation Seminar’ will be held at Appleby’s Bermuda office and will focus on risk management issues with featured speakers Baker & McKenzie Partner Anthony Pou...

30 May 3:33 PM 0 Read More...

Baker Tilly report reveals law firms are now recognising need to innovate

A quarter of law firms expect to change their business strategy in response to the Legal Services Act, according to a report and survey released by Baker Tilly today.   The figures show an increase over the last three years in the number of firms that expect to change their strategy – up from 9% in 2010, to 25% in 2013. The report also revealed a drop in the number of law firms that believed the Legal Serv...

30 May 12:28 PM 0 Read More...