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Centre for Legal Leadership and ULaw launch new course to 'empower' senior lawyers

Published on 24 May 2022

The Centre for Legal Leadership (CLL) has teamed up with the University of Law (ULaw) to launch a new course aimed at developing senior in-house lawyers.

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1.5 million square metres added to distribution warehouse centres in past year – as e-commerce booms

Published on 20 May 2022

Large distribution warehouse centres saw an extra 1,500,000m²* in space added last year, the equivalent of 210 football pitches, according to RPC, the international law firm.

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RPC promotes 10 new Partners to its Partnership in annual promotion round

Published on 06 May 2022

International law firm RPC is announcing the promotion of 10 lawyers to its global Partnership and three to Of Counsel, effective 1 May 2022.

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New counter fraud task force 'faces an uphill struggle'

Published on 28 April 2022

Questions raised over effectiveness of Public Sector Fraud Authority to find lost Covid billions with just a £25million budget.

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Online Harms Bill: Legislation will disproportionately hit small UK businesses

Published on 27 April 2022

Broad and far-reaching legislation to tackle online harms could place a major burden on companies, particularly small businesses, says RPC, the international law firm.

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RPC advises AssuredPartners on the acquisition of Gallivan Murphy Insurance Brokers

Published on 26 April 2022

International law firm RPC has advised its longstanding client Assured Partners on the acquisition of high growth brokerage Gallivan Murphy Insurance Brokers (GMIB). The deal is subject to regulatory approval and is anticipated to complete in summer 2022.

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RPC partners with Sport Industry Group

Published on 26 April 2022

International law firm RPC has partnered with Sport Industry Group in an exciting move which will see collaboration across the Sport Industry NextGen programme and the Sport Industry Awards.

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42.2m people in the UK had their financial data compromised in breach last year- up 1,777%!

Published on 19 April 2022

Financial data belonging to as many as 42.2m* people in the UK was compromised in data breaches last year, up 1,777% from 2.2m in 2019-20, says RPC, the international law firm.

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Illicit funds confiscated by HMRC increase sevenfold to £39m

Published on 19 April 2022

Account freezing and forfeiture orders being used against furlough fraudsters

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RPC advises Howden on acquisition of SPF Private Clients

Published on 14 April 2022

International law firm RPC has advised international insurance broker Howden on its acquisition of leading financial services business SPF Private Clients (SPF).

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RPC advises on sale of Corbin & King

Published on 07 April 2022

RPC has advised the administrators of Corbin & King Limited on the sale of its restaurant business, which operates a number of renowned restaurants including the Wolseley and the Delaunay, to Minor International PCL, a Thai based hospitality company.

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Imposing new Calorie labelling legislation 'couldn't be worse timing' for hospitality sector

Published on 05 April 2022

International law firm RPC warns change could place increased financial burden on businesses only just beginning to recover from pandemic disruption

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RPC advises Mosaic Insurance in deal to purchase SiriusPoint managing agency at Lloyd's

Published on 29 March 2022

International law firm RPC has advised Mosaic Insurance on an agreement to purchase the Lloyd's managing agency of SiriusPoint, the global re/insurer, as part of a wider transaction with SiriusPoint becoming a strategic investor in Mosaic.

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Number of UK ransomware attacks double in past year

Published on 28 March 2022

Increasing difficulty for businesses to get cyber coverage under traditional property and liability policies

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RPC wins Best Law Firm for Peer Support at Legal Cheek Awards

Published on 28 March 2022

RPC has been named the Best Law Firm for Peer Support at the Legal Cheek Awards 2022.

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"Microplastics are a ticking timebomb for litigation"

Published on 25 March 2022

International law firm RPC warns a 'rising tide' of claims relating to microplastic pollution can be expected.

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Early Talent Team lauded at The AllAboutLaw Awards 2022

Published on 23 March 2022

RPC receives recognition for early career opportunities and graduate recruitment

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Greater CAA powers will help "clampdown on illegal flights": RPC reacts to Emiliano Sala report

Published on 23 March 2022

International law firm RPC welcomes greater powers for the Civil Aviation Authority to avert future tragedies in the wake of footballer Emiliano Sala's death.

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ICO received 309 whistleblower reports from UK employees over data protection failures in last year

Published on 22 March 2022

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) received 309 whistleblower reports in the last year* from employees over data protection failures at their employers says RPC, the international law firm.

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RPC advises MS Amlin on innovative split reinsurance to close (RITC) deal with Riverstone International

Published on 15 March 2022

International law firm RPC has advised MS Amlin Underwriting Limited, part of the global top-10 insurance group MS&AD, on its ground-breaking RITC deal with Riverstone International, an industry-leading acquirer and reinsurer of legacy and discontinued insurance business.

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Whistleblower reports on National Minimum Wage breaches jump 37% within retail sector

Published on 14 March 2022

The number of whistleblower reports relating to alleged National Minimum Wage breaches in the retail sector saw a 37% jump in the past year according to RPC, the international law firm.

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RPC advises Axcel on acquisition of pan-European provider Carousel Logistics

Published on 11 March 2022

International law firm RPC has advised Danish private equity fund Axcel on its acquisition of Carousel Logistics, a pan-European specialised provider of aftermarket and spare parts logistics.

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RPC announces sponsorship of 50 Over Fifty project celebrating women in insurance

Published on 02 March 2022

International law firm RPC is supporting a bold initiative challenging age and gender bias by celebrating the positive contribution of women over 50 in the UK insurance industry.

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RPC completes sale of insurance software business to global professional services firm Aon

Published on 01 March 2022

Insurance software business RPC Tyche announces the successful sale of its business to global professional services firm Aon. The transaction was completed on 1 March 2022. RPC Tyche was jointly owned by international law firm RPC and software and consultancy business Marriott Sinclair.

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Fourfold increase in US shareholder class actions relating to SPACs causing some insurers to restrict coverage

Published on 28 February 2022

A fourfold increase in US shareholder class action lawsuits relating to Special Purpose Acquisition Companies is causing some insurers to restrict coverage, says RPC, the international law firm. The number of class actions relating to SPACs rose to 33 in 2021-22, up from just eight in 2020-21.

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RPC advises Shepherd Neame on deal to brew premium Thai lager Singha for UK market

Published on 24 February 2022

International law firm RPC has advised Shepherd Neame on a deal with Boon Rawd Brewery Company to brew premium Thai lager, Singha, for the UK market.

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RPC ranked in top 100 employers for LGBTQ+ inclusion

Published on 23 February 2022

International law firm RPC has been recognised as one of the top LGBTQ+ inclusive employers in the latest Stonewall Workplace Equality Index.

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RPC supports the UK's leading bed retailer Dreams as the "Official Sleep Partner" in its partnership with Team GB and ParalympicsGB

Published on 21 February 2022

International law firm RPC has supported the UK’s leading bed retailer Dreams in its brand partnerships with Team GB and ParalympicsGB ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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RPC expands its Commercial Group with new Disputes Partner hire

Published on 11 February 2022

International law firm RPC has hired Disputes Partner Rathi Thiagamoorthy to reinforce its Commercial Group's offering to clients across its growing areas of focus, including Retail and Tech. She joined RPC on 9 February 2022.

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HMRC crackdown aims to recover billions from covid support abusers

Published on 04 February 2022

The government is advancing a determined drive to investigate the massive level of suspected abuse and fraud relating to the Coronavirus support relief schemes, particularly the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). Michelle Sloane of RPC and Michael Goodwin QC of Red Lion Chambers write

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"Remain vigilant": RPC warns businesses in wake of KP Snacks cyber attack

Published on 03 February 2022

Business large and small have been warned to remain vigilant to cybercrime after British snack company KP Snacks confirmed it had fallen victim to a ransomware attack which disrupted its food production and distribution.

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RPC Managing Partner James Miller named in The Lawyer's Hot 100

Published on 01 February 2022

RPC Managing Partner James Miller has been named in The Lawyer's Hot 100, the annual rundown of the legal sector's biggest movers and shakers.

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Rise in HMRC demands for information from professional services firms on suspected tax evading clients

Published on 25 January 2022

• 6% increase bucks trend of reduced investigations during pandemic • Production orders compel professional advisers to hand over clients’ data to authorities

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International law firm RPC eyes up expansion as Bristol office marks 10th birthday

Published on 18 January 2022

RPC has revealed its bold vision for continued growth as the international law firm marks 10 years since expanding into Bristol.

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Financial services litigation – what to look out for in 2022

Published on 14 January 2022

Push-payment fraud, cryptocurrency, ESG and interest rate moves expected to be key drivers of financial disputes next year

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RPC continues to build its international profile with strategic Commercial Partner hire in Asia

Published on 12 January 2022

• Partner hire well-connected to Korean market key to support the firm's growth and expansion of service offering and coverage to clients • Strong international growth continues with the firm doubling its number of Partners across its Asia offices over last 20 months

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10 retail companies list on UK markets this year compared to just three in last three years!

Published on 12 January 2022

10 retailers listed on the UK stock market this year – compared to three for the last three years combined, says RPC, the international law firm. Rise fueled by e-commerce as eight online retailers go public this year.

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Covid civil unrest, claims arising from the SDLT holiday and emerging trends in class actions – the major issues set to impact insurers in 2022

Published on 11 January 2022

Civil unrest in response to lockdowns, claims arising from the Stamp Duty holiday and emerging trends in class actions are just three of the major issues facing insurers in 2022, according to the latest Annual Insurance Review from international law firm RPC.

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One week until LIBOR Switch – but new FCA measures mean potential wave of litigation likely to be postponed for now

Published on 23 December 2021

With the deadline for banks to stop using LIBOR as an interest rate benchmark just weeks away, new measures taken by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) mean a possible wave of litigation will likely be avoided for now, though it could be "a problem postponed, rather than solved", according to leading international law firm RPC.

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End of year rush sees value of FCA fines increase nearly fourfold to £577m – highest in six years

Published on 20 December 2021

An end of year surge in fines has seen the value of FCA fines increase nearly fourfold to £577m this year*, up from £156m last year – the highest value of fines in six years, says leading international law firm RPC.

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HMRC didn’t issue a single Accelerated Payment Notice last year

Published on 18 December 2021

HMRC’s controversial Accelerated Payment Notice campaign may be waning, says RPC the international law firm.

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BRC joins forces with Leading law firm RPC to promote diversity and inclusion

Published on 15 December 2021

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has partnered with RPC, an international law firm with market-leading retail and equality practices to bolster the organisation's Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Charter.

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HMRC paid £400,000 for information relating to tax fraud in past year

Published on 26 November 2021

Reports of Covid support scheme abuse increase.

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International law firm RPC launches global legal accelerator programme RPC Tectonic to support tech businesses in the ESG space

Published on 17 November 2021

International law firm RPC today announced that it is launching RPC Tectonic, a global legal accelerator programme focused on supporting technology businesses which are addressing environmental, social and/or governance (ESG) issues.

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RPC advises Ceres Power on strategic collaboration with RFC Power for long-duration energy storage

Published on 15 November 2021

International law firm RPC has advised Ceres Power Holdings plc, a global leader in fuel cell and electrochemical technology, on its joint development and equity agreements with RFC Power limited, a long-duration energy storage company.

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RPC comments on landmark Lloyd v Google Supreme Court judgment

Published on 10 November 2021

This morning the UK Supreme Court handed down its landmark decision in Lloyd v Google.

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MDBs & IFIs: The Unspoken Giants in the Global Fight Against Corruption

Published on 27 October 2021

Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and International Financial Institutions (IFIs) have provided unprecedented levels of financing during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to support critical development projects.

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Premiership Rugby powerhouse Saracens appoints international law firm RPC as exclusive legal services provider

Published on 26 October 2021

Saracens has appointed RPC as its exclusive legal services provider for the next three rugby seasons. The appointment follows a competitive pitch process, reinforcing the strength of RPC's burgeoning Sports Group.

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Number of UK retail M&A deals up 28% in last year

Published on 25 October 2021

The number of M&A deals targeting UK retailers has increased by 28% to 37 in the last 12 months (year-end Sept 30), up from 29 in the previous year, shows new research from RPC, the international law firm.

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