Fletcher Day growth continues apace with appointment of Corporate and Incentives Lawyer

Fletcher Day growth continues apace with appointment of Corporate and Incentives Lawyer

Published: 16 August 2017

Central London Commercial Law firm Fletcher Day is delighted to announce the appointment of Jeremy Glover as a Consultant within the firm’s rapidly expanding Corporate team.

The Business and Property Courts of England and Wales

The Business and Property Courts of England and Wales

Published: 16 August 2017

Staying at the heart of international dispute resolution 

Background

As the United Kingdom prepares to exit the European Union, steps are being taken to ensure that England and Wales retains its reputation as the ‘go to’ jurisdiction for international dispute resolution.

There are many advantages to conducting litigation in England and Wales. Indeed, the Lord Chief Justice has recently commented that the overall cost of UK dispute resolution ‘compares favourably’ to alternative jurisdictions. In its present state, England and Wales is recognised as one of the fairest and most adaptable systems in the world – particularly in respect of its ability to adapt court procedures to meet the requirements of a particular case.

Irrespective of this position, the ‘business’ Courts of England and Wales previously consisted of the Commercial Court (including the Mercantile Court), the Technology and Construction Court and the courts of the Chancery Division. Whilst these courts all have different names, they all fundamentally deal with matters concerning business and property.

 The new Apprenticeship Levy; Other uses and potential issues?

The new Apprenticeship Levy; Other uses and potential issues?

Published: 9 August 2017

The government’s new Apprenticeship Levy came into effect this year; on 6 April 2017 and applies to employers operating in the UK who have a salary bill of more than £3 Million.  A levy-paying employer must pay a 0.5% levy on their salary bill each month and as a result is given an Apprenticeship Levy allowance of £15,000 per annum to use on “applicable training”.

Is your ground rent spiralling out of control?

Is your ground rent spiralling out of control?

Published: 3 August 2017

GROUND RENT SCANDAL

Background

During the past few months there has been somewhat of an explosion of the ground rent scandal in relation to leasehold houses. This has resulted in the Government recently launching a consultation into banning unfair leasehold practices, including the sale of new build houses which contain punitive ground rent clauses. 

An eight week consultation was launched on 24 July 2017 which will consider the various unfair practices.  This is clearly justified, bearing in mind that there are four million leasehold homes in the UK.

As a result of this scandal Taylor Wimpey have set aside £130m to compensate buyers of new built leasehold houses. 

Shares or Assets - What’s the Difference?

Shares or Assets - What’s the Difference?

Published: 1 August 2017

Whether you are buying or selling a business, it is a significant decision and one which must be considered carefully by all parties involved.

There are two principal ways of acquiring a business in the UK:

1. Asset purchase –the buyer chooses to buy certain assets and rights of a business which are owned by the selling company; and

2. Share purchase – the buyer acquires ownership of the target company in its entirety. This acquisition would include all assets, liabilities and obligations of the business.

Employment Tribunal Fees have been declared unlawful – So, what now?

Employment Tribunal Fees have been declared unlawful – So, what now?

Published: 26 July 2017

The Supreme Court has today – perhaps surprisingly - ruled that the current Employment Tribunal fees system is unlawful.  The claim was bought by Unison, who appealed to the Supreme Court, having lost in both the High Court and also the Court of Appeal.  Whilst a humiliation in no uncertain terms for the government, this is a seminal decision on the rule of law.  In addition, it could potentially open a whole slew of “other” issues not least the basic logistics and implications of repayment of several years’ worth of fees to the claimants who were required to pay them…

An Honest Wage for an Honest Days’ Work

An Honest Wage for an Honest Days’ Work

Published: 25 July 2017

What employers should know about the Taylor “Good Work” Report [July 2017]

Over the last few years we have seen an increasing number of companies in the modern economy move away from traditional employment models for their workforces.  As a result of new technology platforms, a need for cost efficiency and an increasing emphasis on flexibility in the workplace, businesses in the “gig economy” manage their staff on a wide variety of working patterns, or in new contractor-based structures.Companies such as Uber, CitySprint and Deliveroo use app technology platforms to purchase labour from their workforce of contractor-drivers or couriers “per gig” (i.e. a car journey or a delivery).Companies such as Sports Direct, and JD Wetherspoons are using “zero hours” contracts to maintain a bank of available workers without set working hours, ready to meet the fluctuating demands of the business when they arise.

Is your estate entitled to an extra inheritance tax saving?

Is your estate entitled to an extra inheritance tax saving?

Published: 21 July 2017

The Residence Nil Rate Band

With effect from 6th April 2017, a new inheritance tax relief came into force that could save the children of a married couple thousands of pounds in inheritance tax.

Unfortunately, rather than simply raising the inheritance tax threshold from its current rate of £325,000, which would have been much easier to understand, the ‘residence nil-rate band’ (‘RNRB’) was introduced. 

Fletcher Day attended  Toni & Guy 11th Annual Charity Golf Day

Fletcher Day attended Toni & Guy 11th Annual Charity Golf Day

Published: 14 July 2017

A team of golfers from Fletcher Day were delighted to have attended the Toni & Guy 11th Annual Charity Golf Day which took place on Wednesday 13th July 2017.

Each year the Foundation raises money to support Stroke Association, Macmillan Cancer Support and Variety, the Children’s Charity.

Size up Your Investment

Size up Your Investment

Published: 13 July 2017

Are you looking to invest in a business? It’s so easy to dive straight in and transact on a handshake. This could be a costly mistake. Pause and consider the risk profile of investing in the business, as well as the threats to which the business is exposed to. Set out all the terms of the deal in writing.

In this opening article, we highlight some of the fundamental considerations when you are looking at investing equity capital in a business and in a series of EIGHT bite size articles, we examine each of these areas in more detail.

Reclaiming a debt in court? Don’t fall foul of the new Debt Recovery Protocol

Reclaiming a debt in court? Don’t fall foul of the new Debt Recovery Protocol

Published: 10 July 2017

Changes to debt recovery before commencing litigation in England and Wales from 1 October 2017

The implementation of the Civil Procedure Rules in 1999 brought in a new concept:  pre‑action protocols. 

The aim of these protocols was to encourage early engagement and communication between the parties with a view to enabling them to resolve matters without the need to start court proceedings and to save costs. 

However, it has taken the Ministry of Justice until 2017 to suggest a suitable pre-action protocol for the litigation of debts owed by one party to another.  This new protocol applies to any business debt, or claiming payment of a debt from an individual.

Fletcher Day expands Dispute Resolution team with appointment of Senior Associate lawyer

Fletcher Day expands Dispute Resolution team with appointment of Senior Associate lawyer

Published: 6 July 2017

Central London Commercial Law firm Fletcher Day is excited to welcome back Luiz Costa, following his appointment as Senior Associate within the Dispute resolution team. The appointment took effect from Monday 3rd July 2017.

Can TUPE apply on a SHARE ACQUISITION?

Can TUPE apply on a SHARE ACQUISITION?

Published: 5 July 2017

Possibly, in certain circumstances was the (slightly worrying) view of the High Court in the recent case of ICAP Management Services Ltd –v- Berry [2017]. 

Mr Berry was a senior executive in electronic broking with ICAP Management Services Ltd. He was placed in the garden (for his 12 month notice period) when he gave notice to join ICAPs main competitor; BGC.

Our growth continues to accelerate with second partner appointment to our Corporate and Commercial team this month

Our growth continues to accelerate with second partner appointment to our Corporate and Commercial team this month

Published: 4 July 2017

Fletcher Day are delighted to announce the arrival of Neil Pfister who joins as a Corporate and Commercial Law Partner. The appointment took effect from Monday 3 June 2017.

The Fletcher Day Summer Party 2017. A resounding success!

The Fletcher Day Summer Party 2017. A resounding success!

Published: 4 July 2017

The second annual Fletcher Day Summer Party was held at our Head Office in Mayfair on Thursday 29th June.

Fletcher Day growth continues with Partner and Head of Corporate appointment

Fletcher Day growth continues with Partner and Head of Corporate appointment

Published: 3 July 2017

Central London Commercial Law firm Fletcher Day is delighted to announce the appointment of Wayne O‘Neil as a new partner and Head of Corporate in its rapidly expanding Corporate team. The appointment takes effect today, Monday 3rd July 2017.

Offshore clients with UK property – Should you ‘De-envelope’ to save tax?

Offshore clients with UK property – Should you ‘De-envelope’ to save tax?

Published: 27 June 2017

Background

Over the past 10 years it has been popular for non-domiciled clients to purchase residential and commercial properties in the UK through an offshore corporate entity.   This has been particularly popular with clients domiciled in Africa, Asia and the Middle East who have chosen to set up these corporate entities in the BVI, Seychelles or Jersey as single purpose vehicles through which to own and manage their properties.   Those properties either form part of their investment portfolio or a main residence to serve as a family home, especially if their children attend school in the UK. 

Shared parental leave. To enhance or not enhance, that is the question...

Shared parental leave. To enhance or not enhance, that is the question...

Published: 20 June 2017

A recent Employment Tribunal case addressed the question of whether employers who provide enhanced Maternity Pay should now apply the same enhancement to their staff who take Shared Parental Leave, or risk claims for discrimination…

Are you happy leaving your estate to the government when you die?

Are you happy leaving your estate to the government when you die?

Published: 16 June 2017

“I don’t need a Will, my spouse gets everything anyway”

“I don’t need a Will because I’m not worth anything”

These are two very common misconceptions. Many people think that Wills are only necessary for people with a great deal of wealth, but this is not the case. There are certain laws governing how a person’s estate is divided if they die ‘intestate’ (i.e. without a Will), which might not be what you would expect or intend. The intestacy rules determine who inherits your assets. The intestacy rules do not allow for you or your family to choose who receives your estate, which is distributed in accordance with the strict legal rules. According to statistics, one in three people die intestate in the UK every year.

Significant changes to filing requirements for companies from 26 June 2017

Significant changes to filing requirements for companies from 26 June 2017

Published: 13 June 2017

Further changes have been announced to UK Anti-Money Laundering and the PSC (People of Significant Control) Regime which will impact company filing requirements. 

Fletcher Day expands Private Client offering with appointment of specialist Private Client & Tax lawyer

Fletcher Day expands Private Client offering with appointment of specialist Private Client & Tax lawyer

Published: 26 May 2017

Fletcher Day welcomes Elena Tzialli as a Senior Associate Solicitor heading up the newly formed Private Client department. 

Fletcher Day Growth Continues With Corporate Partner Appointment

Fletcher Day Growth Continues With Corporate Partner Appointment

Published: 25 May 2017

Fletcher Day is very excited to welcome Kyri Papantoniou as Partner to the Corporate team.

Fletcher Day represent father in important Judicial secrecy case

Fletcher Day represent father in important Judicial secrecy case

Published: 22 May 2017

Karim Assaad, a Partner within Fletcher Day Family Law team is representing a father in a widely-publicised case involving judicial secrecy and access to justice. 

Protecting Confidential Information

Protecting Confidential Information

Published: 19 May 2017

You may have a valuable brand or your business may depend upon a particular product or process.  You may have already taken steps to protect these products but have you also considered your confidential information?

Fletcher Day welcomes Matthew Wentworth-May to our growing team

Fletcher Day welcomes Matthew Wentworth-May to our growing team

Published: 15 May 2017

Fletcher Day is very excited to welcome Matthew Wentworth-May to our growing team of fee share consultants. 

 

London Legal Walk

London Legal Walk

Published: 11 May 2017

Fletcher Day are taking part in the prestigious London Legal Walk on 22 May 2017.  The London Legal Walk supports law centres and legal advice agencies in London and the South East providing them with much needed funding and support so that access to justice is equally available to all.

Fletcher Day growth continues with key Corporate Partner appointment

Published: 25 April 2017

Andy Herricks is a Corporate Partner based in Fletcher Day’s Manchester office.

He is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer with almost 20 years’ experience advising clients across the North West.

He acts mainly for entrepreneurs and owner-managers and speaks to decision-makers on a daily basis.

Keith Jansz Exhibition 16 May 2017

Keith Jansz Exhibition 16 May 2017

Published: 24 April 2017

Fletcher Day are proud to be hosting an exhibition of the paintings of Keith Jansz on 16th May 2017 at our office on the 7th Floor.

 “Keith Jansz took up the challenge when he became tetraplegic.  He had lost the use of his hands and legs in a tragic road accident in 1995, and was paralysed from the neck down.  He turned to painting, with the added challenge of painting with his mouth not his hands. To begin with Keith needed help, encouragement and inspiration, and he received these from fellow artists in the Mouth & Foot Painting Artists.  An active sportsman before his accident Keith knew what it was to push himself to his limits and this he now did with his painting, soon holding exhibitions of his work which attracted great interest and admiration. Keith’s work is full of light and colour.  Above all else it is full of joy.” (Professor Ken Howard, OBE, of the RA). 

April 2017 Employment Law Changes

April 2017 Employment Law Changes

Published: 24 April 2017

The month of April is usually an important and busy time for new employment law legislation and this month is no exception.  There are a number of significant changes which will have an impact upon employers who may need to plan and reorganise internal procedures in order to adapt to the new regulations and legislation. Employees should also be aware of the changes as they will have an impact upon their general employment rights.  The effect of some of the changes are considered below.

Fletcher Day growth continues with key Family Department appointment

Fletcher Day growth continues with key Family Department appointment

Published: 24 April 2017

Fletcher Day are delighted to announce the arrival of new Partner Karim Assaad who has joined the firm as a Partner in the Family Department.

Karim brings a wealth of knowledge and depth of experience to the complex and stressful issues that arise on divorce and relationship breakdown.

KEEP CALM AND BREXIT! 

KEEP CALM AND BREXIT! 

Published: 24 April 2017

KEEP CALM AND BREXIT! 

Jovita Vassallo, Head of Dispute Resolution at Fletcher Day, delivered another successful presentation in March 2017 during an International Business Law Consortium conference in Cyprus. Her subject on this occasion was Brexit.

As Article 50 was about to be triggered, Jovita focused on the positive aspects of Brexit. The group of international lawyers, many of whom were European, found this approach refreshing, and came away feeling more confident about the process than before.

They say charity begins at home, does it?

They say charity begins at home, does it?

Published: 24 April 2017

The facts of the case were that a Mrs Melita Jackson had been estranged from her daughter Heather  Ilott since as long ago as 1978 and that rift never healed. Generally speaking Heather never had a great deal of money. She had to claim benefits and had little money to spare.

Mrs Jackson made a Will in which she left everything to various charities. She also wrote a Side Letter  in which she explained her reasons for excluding her daughter Heather altogether.  Melita Jackson subsequently died leaving an estate valued at almost £500,000.

Fletcher Day expansion continues with the appointment of Employment specialist Andrea London

Fletcher Day expansion continues with the appointment of Employment specialist Andrea London

Published: 14 February 2017

Central London commercial law firm Fletcher Day has announced the appointment of Andrea London as a Partner to head up its burgeoning Employment department. The appointment takes effect from Tuesday, 7th February 2017.
Property transactions – ‘it’s not fair they have taken my deposit. Is there any way I can get it back?’

Property transactions – ‘it’s not fair they have taken my deposit. Is there any way I can get it back?’

Published: 27 January 2017

A recent case reminds us all of the vulnerability of deposits paid in property transactions.  Whilst statute might exceptionally come to the aid of those who cannot complete a contract and lose their deposit – ordinarily loss of a deposit is no more than what you bargained for.

Solid Rock Investments UK Ltd –v- Reddy [2016] EWHC 3043 (Ch)

Are you a Property Seller or an Estate Agent?

Are you a Property Seller or an Estate Agent?

Published: 27 January 2017

If so be careful to ensure that your terms of engagement are clear from the start.

It has long been established in English law that in order for a binding Contract to arise you need one person to make another person an offer, for that offer to then be accepted and for something of value to change hands between them. Also the people concerned must intend that this should give rise to a legally binding relationship.  The final key element is that the terms between them must be clear and certain.

Time For a No Fault divorce?

Time For a No Fault divorce?

Published: 27 January 2017

When it comes to making the difficult decision to separate from your partner most individuals would like the whole process to be as pain free as possible. However, this is not always possible as in England & Wales blame needs to be attributed to one party following a breakdown of a relationship to satisfy grounds of divorce. Blame does not surface when parties have been separated for 2 or 5 years but in practice people do not want to wait 2 years before bringing a formal conclusion to their marriage.

What’s in a Word?

What’s in a Word?

Published: 27 January 2017

I have always been fascinated by the meaning of words, particularly their meaning in law. One of my great interests in this area are the words ‘Employee’, ’Worker’, ‘and Sub-Contractor’. I have acted in many cases for both sides on the meaning of these very words, including acting in a landmark case back in 2010 to the Court of Appeal on the meaning of ‘Sub-Contractor ’(Tilson -v- Alstrom).

Amendments to Applications

Amendments to Applications

Published: 27 January 2017

A recent High Court decision highlighted the Court’s extensive discretionary and case management powers, albeit in circumstances in which the presiding Master (Master Matthews) opted against exercising his discretion to grant the application.
Applications to amend statements of case before the courts have decided the cases in question are often issued but in Agents Mutual Ltd v Moginnie James Ltd [2016] EWHC 3384 (Ch) the issue before the Court was whether or not an application notice could be amended.

The Rights of Workers in the “Gig” Economy

The Rights of Workers in the “Gig” Economy

Published: 12 December 2016

There has been much talk and publicity recently about the “Gig” economy which is becoming widely popular. This type of arrangement consists of a working environment where temporary positions are common place and workers are paid for separate pieces of work.  Often companies will contract with independent workers to carry out these short term engagements.  

Fletcher Day are pleased to announce it has been ranked in the Legal 500, 2016 edition, for its Commercial Litigation and Property Litigation departments.

Fletcher Day are pleased to announce it has been ranked in the Legal 500, 2016 edition, for its Commercial Litigation and Property Litigation departments.

Published: 1 December 2016

Fletcher Day are pleased to announce it has been ranked in the Legal 500, 2016 edition, for its Commercial Litigation and Property Litigation departments. 

Insolvency Case Law Update

Insolvency Case Law Update

Published: 30 September 2016

Key points arising out of three important decisions are selected by Insolvency Partner, Alejandro Worthington.

Fletcher Day welcomes Vandna Sharma to Family Department

Fletcher Day welcomes Vandna Sharma to Family Department

Published: 26 August 2016

Vandna joins Fletcher Day from a boutique practice in Kingston-Upon-Thames and deals with all aspects of Family law including, divorce, financial settlement and arrangements for children.

Fletcher Day welcomes Adam Taylor

Fletcher Day welcomes Adam Taylor

Published: 23 June 2016

Adam Taylor recently transferred his practice from Child & Child to join the firm’s growing and highly regarded insolvency department which is now headed up by three partners.

Fletcher Day Summer Party Success

Fletcher Day Summer Party Success

Published: 23 June 2016

On the evening of the Brexit vote, and despite the horrendous weather and ensuing travel chaos, Fletcher Day’s Summer Party nonetheless took place.

Fletcher Day welcomes Amanda Hodgson

Fletcher Day welcomes Amanda Hodgson

Published: 23 June 2016

Fletcher Day are pleased to announce that Amanda Hodgson has recently joined the firm as a Partner in the Property and Employment law departments.

Fletcher Day welcomes Alejandro Worthington

Fletcher Day welcomes Alejandro Worthington

Published: 23 June 2016

Alejandro joins Fletcher Day in June 2016 from City firm, Kennedys, bringin with him 12 years of Insolvency experience.

Fletcher Day Expansion: New Headquarters in the Heart of Mayfair

Fletcher Day Expansion: New Headquarters in the Heart of Mayfair

Published: 14 April 2016

Fletcher Day is delighted to announce its exciting expansion plans, reflecting the growth and development of the Firm generally.  On 1st April 2016, our Headquarters relocated to 56 Conduit Street, Mayfair, W1S 2YZ, a short walk away from the old office on Savile Row.   

Fletcher Day opens Manchester Office

Fletcher Day opens Manchester Office

Published: 29 February 2016

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Fletcher Day now has a new office in the heart of Manchester.  The office represents a bold and exciting move for FD and provides a wonderful opportunity to expand our operation in the North.  The Manchester and London offices will be working together closely to further the expansion of the firm and continue providing excellent services for our clients.

Victorious in the High Court

Victorious in the High Court

Published: 27 February 2016

On Friday 19 February Fletcher Day secured a £1.4 million ‘win’ for our clients. We acted for a group of investors in a claim arising out of a £405 million investment in a hotel development in the Caribbean (Buccament Bay) through the Harlequin group of companies. We successfully obtained summary judgment in a claim brought by directors, Mr and Mrs Ames. 

The history of this case is complex and our clients had issued a claim against the Ames’ which was settled for £1.3 million. However, when the Ames failed to honour their obligations and our clients went to enforce, the Ames attempted to use the court system to avoid payment. They alleged misrepresentations by our clients’ former solicitor, amongst other things, to drag our clients through the courts to trial. 

Fletcher Day Welcomes New Partner and Head of Family

Fletcher Day Welcomes New Partner and Head of Family

Published: 28 January 2016

Fletcher Day has announced the appointment of leading international family lawyer Terrence Trainor as Head of Family. 

Ronak Bastani quoted on lifting of EU Sanctions in Iran

Ronak Bastani quoted on lifting of EU Sanctions in Iran

Published: 28 January 2016

Ronak Bastani, Solicitor and member of the firm’s Middle East Desk has been quoted in an article on the subject of lifting of EU Sanctions in Iran. The article appears in Supply Management (the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply’s online magazine). Read the full article here.

Fletcher Day Welcomes new Partner and Head of Corporate

Fletcher Day Welcomes new Partner and Head of Corporate

Published: 14 September 2015

Piers Larbey (whose clients include SMEs, large multi-nationals and start-ups as well as high-net worth individuals and entrepreneurs) joins us from London law firm Fisher Meredith LLP

Fletcher Day Opens New City Office

Fletcher Day Opens New City Office

Published: 1 July 2015

We are delighted to announce the opening of the firm's City branch office.

Our new offices are located at 88 Wood Street, in the heart of the City of London. Situated on the 11th Floor of this 18 story skyscraper, our offices offer panoramic views of the City, providing a stunning backdrop against which to do business.

7AM Networking Group - Mayfair

7AM Networking Group - Mayfair

Published: 27 April 2015

The Mayfair branch of 7AM was launched from our office last month. 7AM is a new type of networking group launched by partner George Cselko. The cost is  currently £15 to attend as a guest, or £50 quarterly membership to cover breakfasts and contribution to website costs and socials. The boardroom at out offices in the heart of Mayfair provides an intimate venue where everyone can be easily heard when giving their presentations.

Paula Abrahamian is one of Super Lawyer's Rising Stars

Published: 26 January 2015

Property Partner Paula Abrahamian has been chosen by the publication Super Lawyer as a Rising Star. The Super Lawyer publication features the top lawyers in London. Read more.

Paula Abrahamian

Fletcher Day is Moving...

Published: 10 December 2014

We are pleased to announce our move to new offices at 25 Savile Row, Mayfair, London W1S 2ER from Monday 15 December.

George Cselko Joins as Head of Residential Property

Published: 3 December 2014

Fletcher Day is proud to welcome George Cselko to the firm, who joins as a Partner and Head of Residential Property.

Gary Nelson Joins as Partner in the Property Team

Published: 3 December 2014

Fletcher Day is pleased to announce that Gary Nelson has joined the firm, as a Partner in the Property Team.

Stamp Duty Land Tax changes: What does it mean for you?

Published: 3 December 2014

George Osborne announced a radical overhaul to the Stamp Duty Land Tax system today. Read more here

Fletcher Day Launches New Business Immigration Brochure

Published: 20 October 2014

The Business Immigration department is delighted to announce the launch of its new brochure. Download a copy here

Fletcher Day Dispute Resolution Team Expands

Fletcher Day Dispute Resolution Team Expands

Published: 10 February 2014

Fletcher Day is delighted to welcome Jovita Vassallo as our new Head of Dispute Resolution.

Fletcher Day commissioned study re flexible working published in the Law Society Gazette

Published: 18 November 2013

Law firms accept flexible working arrangements reluctantly and requests to work flexibly are made with the expectation that the arrangement will be poorly supported and will damage a lawyer’s career, a study of lawyers working at larger firms has concluded.

Fletcher Day's Brazil Desk Delegation in the News

Published: 15 October 2013

Our Brazil Desk delegation of lawyers last year, has won them another mention in the press, this time: the trade publication MD Communications White Paper.

Fletcher Day Appoints a New Partner

Published: 17 June 2013

Fletcher Day is pleased to announce the appointment of Paula Abrahamian as a Partner in our Property Team. Paula joined Fletcher Day as a Senior Associate in August 2012 and is a welcome addition to the management team at Fletcher Day, as we continue to build on our success and future growth.

Luiz Costa appears with President of the Brazilian Law Society

Luiz Costa appears with President of the Brazilian Law Society

Published: 4 March 2013

Solicitor Luiz Costa from our Brazil Desk, appears (middle) with the recently elected president and vice-president of his city’s Brazilian Law Society. This photo was taken during a ceremony Luiz attended in January.

The editor of the local Gazette has invited to write a series of articles explaining the differences between the Brazilian and English legal systems, which he gladly accepted.

Conference: Doing Business with the BRICS: Legal and Business Perspectives

Published: 20 February 2013

Solicitors Luiz Costa and Dominic Minett, from our Brazil Desk, will be speakers at the conference “Doing Business with the BRICS: Legal and Business Perspectives."  This is a one-day, CPD-accredited conference, providing delegates with key legal and commercial insights into doing business with or in the emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (the “BRICS”).  Each BRICS country will be covered by a qualified lawyer, or other legal and/or business affairs expert on the BRICS market. There will be also be Q & A time.  This will be an excellent networking opportunity for delegates, both during and after the conference.

Date:  Friday 19 April 2013 ▪ 6 CPD hours/points

Venue: The Regency Room, Charing Cross Hotel, Strand, London WC2N 5HX.

For more information please email Luiz Costa by clicking here

Employment Health Check

Published: 18 February 2013

To mark Julian Cox's arrival at the firm as our new Head of Employment we are offering businesses a free, complimentary employment health check.

With UK employment law continuing to develop at a rapid pace, it is important to ensure that your employment contracts and procedures are fully compliant and  up to date so as to avoid unanticipated liabilities for your business. We appreciate that you may have little time available to do this.

We can help your business by providing you with a free employment health check.  We will come to you and review your employment documents and procedures to ensure your business is compliant with the latest developments in employment law.  At the same time we will work with you to ensure your documentation and processes are tailored to the particular needs of your business. Based on this report we will then send you a complimentary report setting out our recommendations with no obligation to you.

Please contact Julian either by telephone (0207 632 1442) or email to make an appointment.

Fletcher Day's Brazil Desk has been featured in the Law Society Gazette

Published: 25 October 2012

Click here to read the article.

Solicitors from our Brazil Desk were warmly received by representatives of the Brazilian Bar Association and dignitaries last week when they accompanied the visits of the Law Society and Lord Mayor of London, to Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Not only did partner Carolina Uribe and solicitors Dominic Minett and Luiz Costa take part in consular reception parties, they were also involved in a series of high-level meetings with partner law firms and companies.  Our Brazil Desk has put companies in Brazil and the UK in touch with each other and catalysed growth for both countries.

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