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2019 Articles

Financial services employees consistently overworked
Financial services employees consistently overworked
Employees in the financial services sector are consistently overworked, according to a report published today. The vast majority (94 per [...]
December 9, 2019
White collar crime prosecutions fall despite jump in reported offences
White collar crime prosecutions fall despite jump in reported offences
The number of white collar crime prosecutions in the UK has fallen to its lowest level in five years, according [...]
December 9, 2019
Investors gear up for Park First legal battle
Investors gear up for Park First legal battle
Investors in an alleged £230m parking space scam are due to meet this week to plot a legal battle against [...]
December 8, 2019
Eddie Stobart prepares for  crucial vote on future over £55m Dbay bid
Eddie Stobart prepares for crucial vote on future over £55m Dbay bid
Struggling trucking firm Eddie Stobart is facing a key shareholder vote on its future today as it struggles with bank [...]
December 6, 2019
Glencore threatened with class against lawsuit that could run into the billions
Glencore threatened with class against lawsuit that could run into the billions
Mining and commodities giant Glencore could be hit by a class action lawsuit running into the billions, a law firm [...]
December 5, 2019
Hybrid law firm and funds adviser MJ Hudson targeting December float
Hybrid law firm and funds adviser MJ Hudson targeting December float
Hybrid law firm and fund adviser MJ Hudson is lining up a mid-December listing on London’s junior market. The firm [...]
December 5, 2019
Glencore shares tumble on Serious Fraud Office bribery investigation
Glencore shares tumble on Serious Fraud Office bribery investigation
Shares in mining giant Glencore fell more than five per cent today after the company said it was being investigated [...]
December 5, 2019
KPMG sells pensions arm in private equity-backed management buyout
KPMG sells pensions arm in private equity-backed management buyout
KPMG has sold its pensions arm in a management buyout backed by private equity firm Exponent. KPMG said today it [...]
December 5, 2019
UK legal sector generated £35.8bn in 2018
UK legal sector generated £35.8bn in 2018
Revenue generated by legal activities in the UK increased six per cent year-on-year in 2018 to hit £35.5bn, according to [...]
December 5, 2019
Eddie Stobart lines up administrators ahead of vital vote
Eddie Stobart lines up administrators ahead of vital vote
Troubled trucking company Eddie Stobart has reportedly lined up Deloitte to act as its administrator ahead of a shareholder meeting [...]
December 4, 2019
Ex-Baker McKenzie boss admits sexually harassing lawyer ‘half his age’
Ex-Baker McKenzie boss admits sexually harassing lawyer ‘half his age’
The former London managing partner of Baker McKenzie Gary Senior today admitted sexually harassing a lawyer “half his age” in [...]
December 4, 2019
Family of London Bridge attacker says they are 'saddened and shocked' by his actions
Family of London Bridge attacker says they are 'saddened and shocked' by his actions
The family of London Bridge attacker Usman Khan said they are “saddened and shocked” by his actions. Khan killed Saskia [...]
December 3, 2019
Junior lawyer felt 'cast aside' by Baker McKenzie after alleged sexual harassment
Junior lawyer felt 'cast aside' by Baker McKenzie after alleged sexual harassment
A junior lawyer who was allegedly sexually harassed by Baker Mckenzie’s former London managing partner Gary Senior said she felt [...]
December 3, 2019
Spanish retail billionaire zeroes in on £600m London building deal
Spanish retail billionaire zeroes in on £600m London building deal
A Spanish retail billionaire who owns fashion chain Zara is close to acquiring a West End office block for £600m. [...]
December 2, 2019