MH Update Autumn 2017

Thursday 9th November, 2017

The firm is proud to have retained its Top Tier status for M&A deals up to £50m within The Legal 500 UK.  Additionally, five more of the firm’s partners have been recommended and the firm is ranked in two more categories, Debt Capital Markets and TMT (Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology). Overall, we are ranked in eight practice areas: in addition to those above, Commercial Property – general, Commercial Property – hotels & leisure, Commercial Litigation, Flotations: small and mid-cap and Venture Capital. This is a testament to the firm’s reputation in the market.

We feel such a high proportion of recommended senior lawyers also strongly reflects the firm’s partner–led approach, something which differentiates the firm from many others and also an aspect we believe our clients put great value in.  We are delighted to see that the Legal 500 UK  includes comments from some of you describing the firm as  “reliable, practical and supportive’ and that we provide ‘very direct and commercial advice’.

While the uncertainty caused by Brexit continues, the level of business activity we have seen through our clients remains reasonably buoyant which is encouraging as we start to look towards 2018.

In this edition, we address a range of topics covering:

The Modern Slavery Act – Is your organisation affected?

Contractual discretion – not an absolute

Termination Fees – All May Not Be As It First Appears

Multiple Occupancy Licensing – Government reviewing feedback on proposed reforms

Employment roundup: Employment Status, Tribunal Fees and GDPR

International Update

I hope you find the update interesting and informative. As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact either myself or your usual contact within the firm.

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Articles by Jonathan Pearce