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KLegal becomes McGrigors

McGrigor Donald and KLegal have confirmed a change of name and will become McGrigors as of 2 February 2004. The move paves the way for the pending separation, for regulatory reasons, of KLegal from KPMG.

DLA becomes LLP

International firm DLA has converted to a limited-liability partnership (LLP) following a 12-month internal review.

Official Receiver v Wadge Rapps & Hunt (a firm) [2003] UKHL 49

Insolvency - Official Receiver reported to Secretary of State under Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986, s 7(3) that disqualification proceedings should be brought against company’s directors for misconduct - Powers conferred by Insolvency Act 1986, s 236 on Official Receiver included provision of information to Secretary of State for purpose of disqualification proceedings

There but for the grace... Lessons learnt from the Clifford Chance memo

Last month, Managing Partner published the first part of an article examining the impact and lessons that can be learnt from the Clifford Chance memo, which was written by associates at the firm’s New-York office and was published in the international press towards the end of 2002. In this second part, Gerald Riskin, a principal at Edge International and a former managing partner, continues his lessons, focusing on the problems of the billable hour, the importance of communication, and the need to explore and enforce the firm’s values throughout the workplace.

Risk and the rogue partner: Turning hindsight into foresight

In last month’s Managing Partner, articles highlighted the importance of implementing a risk-management strategy in the face of an open-market insurance regime. This month, Frank Maher, a partner in Legal Risk and a consultant at Weightman Vizards, takes us a step further by focusing on the fraudster.