Four DWFM Beckman partners attend IPG international law, accountancy and tax Autumn conference in Rome

This year’s IPG conference was wonderfully hosted by Silvano Spito and his wife Lisa Rosen of Spito & Associati taking place in the magnificent surroundings of the city of Rome in the late October sunshine and was attended by DWFM partners Tony Mead, Peter Bridson, Irving David and Sharokh Koussari. “All roads lead to Rome” is an old saying which […]

Auctions – A goldmine for investors or a landmine waiting to go off?

— Tips and traps to be aware of when buying a property at auction — Thinking of buying land at auction?  Whilst it can be a veritable Garden of Eden, as with most investments, it is not without inherent risks.  Fortunately, most of these risks can be avoided by taking a cautious and considered approach. […]

Sofia Moussaoui’s matrimonial case Joy v Joy-Morancho [2015] EWHC 2507 (Fam) in Law Society’s Family Spotlights

In this complex, high-value case, a husband was able to demonstrate the assets attributed to him were not available for distribution. Sofia Moussaoui was instructed by the respondent. 1. What’s happened? The claim The wife came before the court seeking a lump sum of £27million on a clean break basis. She was asserting that the matrimonial […]

DWFM Beckman takes to the water for annual sailing regatta in St Tropez

DWFM Beckman again attended the spectacular les Voiles de St Tropez with fellow IPG member law firm Cabinet van Hagen from Paris. Les Voiles is the annual event in St Tropez in which some of the most beautiful racing yachts in the world compete. It has endured for more than quarter of a century and this year […]

Employees on long-term sick leave – Do they transfer under TUPE?

Potentially not, according to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) in the recent decision of BT Managed Services Limited v Edwards and anor Mr Edwards was employed by BT Managed Services Limited (“BTMS”) and worked within a team of engineers providing maintenance services to Orange for its mobile networks (“the DNO contract”). In 2006 Mr Edwards […]

Investor landlords having to “scrum” for possession

As of 1 October 2015, landlords of Assured Shorthold Tenancies will need to be mindful of the new restrictions when seeking possession of their investment properties. The Deregulation Act 2015 comes into force today and will need to be tackled carefully. The playing field has been levelled, as tenants can now speak up about disrepairs […]

DWFM Beckman ranked for London Private Client “Family” practice area in The UK Legal 500 2015

DWFM Beckman has been ranked again for London Private Client within “Family” practice area in The UK Legal 500 2015. In addition, Sofia Dionissiou-Moussaoui has been recognized as a ‘Recommended Solicitor’ within her specialist field as a matrimonial and family solicitor. The UK Legal 500 2015 comments that: “DWFM Beckman offers ‘excellent value for money and […]

DWFM Beckman ranked for London TMT “Media and Entertainment” practice area in The UK Legal 500 2015

Irving David, head of our Media Department has been acknowledged as a ‘Recommended Solicitor’ in his particular practice area. His department has been ranked in London TMT (technology, media and telecoms) within ‘Media and Entertainment’. The UK Legal 500 2015 comment that: “DWFM Beckman is praised for its responsiveness and ‘clear and concise advice’. Music […]

Fit for Work – 5 things employers should know!

By Louise Allen, Associate at DWFM Beckman In an effort to tackle the common problem of employees being absent from work for prolonged periods of time due to sickness, the government has introduced a new Fit for Work service (FFW). This service is now fully operational throughout England and Wales and it is important for […]

Sofia Moussaoui comments in the Press Association and The Guardian re Joy vs Joy-Morancho

Husband wins court tussle with estranged wife over classic car collection By Brian Farmer, Press Association View a PDF of the original article here. A solicitor representing a businessman who won a High Court tussle with his estranged wife over the ownership of a £20 million collection of about 35 classic cars says she is […]