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 […]

The Immigration Skills Charge

  The Immigration Skills Charge There is no denying the need to continue employing staff from outside the EU especially in view of the UK shortage of skilled staff in certain sectors However, in April 2017, the UK government introduced the Immigration Skills Charge to reduce Britain’s reliance on migrant workers and to up-skill British […]

Matrimonial Partner Sofia Dionissiou-Moussaoui wins Family Law Lawyer of the Year

We are absolutely delighted to announce that the Lawyer Monthly’s Women in Law Awards 2017 has awarded our Sofia Dionissiou-Moussaoui with the Family Law Lawyer of the Year award. (https://womeninlawawards.lawyer-monthly.com/winners-edition/#40)  Sofia joined DWFM Beckman in 2006 as a Partner to lead the Family department.  She specialises in family law with particular expertise in highly complex and […]

How a Merger or Acquisition may affect a Company’s Sponsor Licence

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) collects data on UK mergers and acquisitions (M&A). It reported that in 2016 there were 227 successful inward M&A worth £187.4 billion – the highest annual number since 2011 – and 400 domestic M&A worth £23.9 billion were successful – the highest number and value since 2008. Immigration has […]

Divorce – Is it time to end the blame game?

An opinion is emerging both in the media and across many in the legal profession of England and Wales that the present legal system for divorce, that actively encourages conflict and archaic notions of blame, should be abandoned imminently. Presently, a party seeking divorce (also known as a Petitioner) must satisfy the Court that their […]

IPG spring conference in Lisbon

Tony Mead and Peter Bridson represented DWFM Beckman at the IPG spring conference in Lisbon last week hosted by Pedro Bastos of Oliveira E Associados. It was a well-attended event with delegates arriving from the Far East, Europe and North and South America within the fields of law tax and accountancy, in a beautiful and […]

Data Protection Law – are you ready for the changes?

The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will apply in the UK from 25 May 2018 and it will continue to apply even after Brexit. The changes from the current Data Protection Act (DPA) – in particular new transparency and individuals’ rights provisions – are likely to have significant budgetary, IT and governance implications […]