A chance to turn the corner for the SFO but a high-stakes test on ‘blockbuster’ cases could define its fate

Michael West assesses the prospects for the agency after settlement of the Tchenguiz claims He was always going to have a painfully full in-tray on taking over as head of the troubled Serious Fraud Office (SFO) a little over two years ago, but even against that context, the previous 12 months must have looked something …

Gardening leave is not at your leisure – High Court rules on notices and covenant periods

Gardening leave is not at your leisure – High Court rules on notices and covenant periods

It is often forgotten that the received wisdom as the 1990s wore on was that restrictive covenants and other restraints on free movement of staff would become a thing of the past for law firm partners and industry in general as the market went the way of the US. However, a High Court ruling this …