With the sports sector rapidly transforming from a collection of national cottage industries into big business, Charles Russell Speechlys (CRS) has substantially beefed up its practice with a takeover of boutique Couchmans.
Founded in 2001 by Nic Couchman, the four-partner firm has seven other fee earners. Heavily focused on sports clients, its practice covers corporate, data protection and intellectual property. Once the combination is complete, Couchman will become head of sport at the top 50 UK law firm. The other three transferring partners are Jody MacDonald (commercial and IP), Nick White (IP) and Satish Khandke (corporate). The takeover will further position CRS in the sports field, where the firm has nine partners operating. Continue reading “Charles Russell restocks sports team with takeover of high profile boutique”
Sir Philip Green has paid £363m into the BHS pension pot following the collapse of the retailer last year, with Eversheds Sutherland and Linklaters advising. Continue reading “Paying up: Linklaters and Eversheds advise as Sir Philip Green agrees £363m pensions deal”
Eversheds has advised Legal & General Group on the largest pensions risk transfer of 2016 as the insurer takes on £1.1bn of the Vickers Group Pension Scheme. Continue reading “Eversheds and Linklaters act as L&G finalises biggest pensions buyout of the year”
Nabarro is advising on the administration of Lowcosttravelgroup as the travel agency business left thousands of holiday makers at risk of losing their summer getaways.
Continue reading “Blame on Brexit: Nabarro acts as Lowcosttravelgroup goes bust”
Shoosmiths is to open a new office in Leeds with an employment duo from Yorkshire-based Gordons as part of the firm’s ongoing strategy to increase its share of the UK legal market.
Continue reading “Launching Leeds: Shoosmiths takes Gordons employment duo to open eleventh office”
Eversheds has become the latest firm to enter the Northern Irish legal market with the launch of an outpost in Belfast covering general commercial and public sector legal work.
Continue reading “Eversheds enters Northern Irish legal market with Belfast launch”
Eversheds has been instructed by Network Rail on its legal challenge to the TSSA union in an attempt to limit disruption should talks regarding a planned rail strike this bank holiday weekend fail.
Continue reading “Strike action: Network Rail turns to Eversheds for legal challenge over rail workers’ looming walkout”
Litigation boutique Stewarts Law has moved to rebuild its employment capability with the hire of longstanding Dentons employment partner Richard Nicolle, who joined the firm last week. Continue reading “Stewarts Law moves to rebuild fledgling employment practice with senior Dentons hire after early setback”