What’s Yours is Mine and what’s Mine is Mine

Solicitors receive more calls regarding separation and divorce in January than at any other time of the year. This article provides an overview of the considerations in property related disputes for unmarried couples which are dealt with the under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (“TOLATA”). There is still no law […]

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 By Colin Jaque, Partner. Amongst the provisions of this little known legislation is a requirement for the setting up of Redress Schemes to govern the letting and management of property the provisions for which will be a cause for concern for the public and the profession alike and […]

The Times Best Law Firms Guide launched today lists DWFM Beckman employment team in the top 200!

The Times has today launched its inaugural “Best Law Firm’s” guide for the top 200 law firms in England and Wales. We are delighted to be listed for Employment law and congratulate the team led by Elizabeth Johnson.   An online guide can be found at: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/best-law-firms-2019-9kh6q236r For further information about our employment services please contact Elizabeth […]

Legal 500 ranking Commercial Litigation

DWFM Beckman’s Commercial Litigation team are ranked and reported in the Legal 500 as going “the extra mile for a successful conclusion‘. The team’s expertise includes commercial contract and corporate disputes; insolvency and debt recovery; IP issues; property and trusts; and professional negligence. Other areas of strength include civil fraud, injunctions and asset tracing. Peter Bridson heads the team, […]

Legal 500 2018 -2019 Leading Individual ranking – Family Law

Congratulations to our outstanding family team for once again being ranked highly in the 2018-2019 edition of Legal 500 and to Sofia Dionissiou-Moussaoui who leads the department for again being recognized this year as a “Leading Individual”. Legal 500 comments that Sofia is ‘highly knowledgeable and is driven by a painstaking passion for excellence’. Her team […]

Legal 500 2018- 2019 Employment Team

Congratulations to our Employment Team for its high ranking in Legal 500 2018 -2019  edition for services in Human Resources/ Employment and Senior Executives.  Legal 500 writes:  “Clients rate DWFM Beckman‘s ‘high levels of professionalism and depth of expertise‘ and ‘set it apart due to its focus on its clients and their needs‘. The department handles the […]

Honey Dave joins DWFM Beckman’s Real Estate Department

We are delighted to announce that Honey Dave has joined DWFM Beckman as a Senior Associate in our Real Estate team. Honey has joined us having previously practised at a niche city firm. She specialises in residential and commercial property transactions, disposal and portfolio refinances for high net worth UK and overseas clients. As an […]

Rules are rules – Civil Courts cracking down on non-compliance

Article written by Anna Crayton, Dispute Resolution lawyer Prior to the Jackson Reforms in April 2013 it was considered that the UK Courts had become too tolerant of parties’ non-compliance with the Civil Procedure Rules, Practice Directions and the Court’s directions and orders and the delays that this non-compliance caused. Immediately post-implementation of the Jackson Reforms, […]

Shareholders Agreements – Are They Desirable

Shareholders Agreements – Are They Desirable January 18th, 2018 by Tony Mead I am often asked, especially by entrepreneurial clients embarking on a start-up venture where the budget for legal services can be limited whether it is really necessary to have a shareholders agreement or whether they can rely upon the Model Articles under the Companies […]

Lorraine Wint – Thirty Years of Service

The partners at DWFM Beckman congratulate and thank Lorraine for 30 years of service today!  Lorraine joined Davis Frankel and Mead  in 1987 in its Queen Anne Street offices working as a legal secretary within the litigation team before joining the now Senior Partner and head of the Corporate department, Tony Mead as his PA […]