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Judicial dissent wanes under Neuberger regime at UK Supreme Court

23-Apr-2014 0:05 am | By Katy Dowell

Judicial dissent is in decline in the UK’s top court as the Supreme Court moves towards a culture of collegiality on the bench, research by The Lawyer has revealed.

RBS

Clifford Chance clears RBS of fraud allegations

23-Apr-2014 9:19 am | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance has found no evidence that the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) set out to defraud small business customers in order to turn a profit, following allegations contained in a report by Lawrence Tomlinson last year.

Novartis

Freshfields and Links partners among 500 lawyers drafted in on GSK JV with Novartis

22-Apr-2014 4:36 pm | By Lucy Burton

Partners at Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are among the 500 lawyers to have cashed in on the billion-dollar joint venture between Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

Singapore

Wikborg Rein and Pan Asia Law end Singapore alliance

22-Apr-2014 2:03 pm | By Yun Kriegler

Norwegian firm Wikborg Rein’s five-year formal law alliance with Singaporean firm Pan Asia Law has come to an end.

money

Revenues set to rise 5 per cent across UK top 20 in 2013/14 despite "unexceptional" year

22-Apr-2014 0:03 am | By Lucy Burton, Natalie Stanton

The UK’s top 20 firms by revenue are gearing up for the recovery, with most expecting to see a turnover increase of at least 5 per cent for the year ending April 2014. 

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Fidal sets sights on international expansion as turnover rises 1.5%

22-Apr-2014 0:02 am | By Joanne Harris

French giant Fidal is focusing on building up its cross-border capabilities in a bid to change clients’ perception of the former accountancy-tied firm.

New York

Brown Rudnick pulls half of first-year associate offers as London set to expand

22-Apr-2014 0:01 am | By Lucy Burton

Brown Rudnick has pulled offers from half of the associates set to join the firm in the autumn, a move that comes weeks after it announced plans to bolster its London IP team.

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DWF cuts 19 operational finance roles in latest round of redundancies

17-Apr-2014 3:25 pm | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

DWF has confirmed that it has cut 19 jobs as part of a consultation launched last month, which put 21 operational roles in its finance department at risk.

London

Patient to succeed Lilley as Travers’ managing partner in January 2015

17-Apr-2014 2:49 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Travers Smith’s Paris chief David Patient is set to become firm-wide managing partner when incumbent Andrew Lilley steps down from the role at the end of 2014.

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells leadership rejig leads to new board role for under 45s

17-Apr-2014 12:11 pm | By Lucy Burton

Hogan Lovells has created a position on its 12-strong management board for equity partners aged 45 and under.

Supreme court

Liquidators of Madoff fund receive Privy Council blow in key ruling

17-Apr-2014 11:12 am | By Joanne Harris

The liquidators of Bernard L. Madoff feeder fund Fairfield Sentry, represented by British Virgin Islands (BVI) firm Forbes Hare and Macfarlanes, have lost two key points before the Privy Council in an important judgment.

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Our weekly leadership interview regularly has among the highest views on our site. And no wonder; with profiles of the managing partners at top firms such as Olswang, DWF, RPC, Taylor Wessing and DLA Piper, you can get an inside track on what’s going on in private practice.

Locked up

Is Bonelli's lock-in a solution to the European succession planning question?

17-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Partner lock-ins normally come at a time of turmoil or change for a firm – following a merger, or to stem a slew of partner departures.

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Students should not have to fill the justice gap

17-Apr-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Cuts to Legal Aid have seen student projects bridge the gap between the most vulnerable and justice.

Mind the gap

Tollers MP Duncan Nicholson: We're closing the debt gap

11-Apr-2014 | By Matt Byrne

A year ago Tollers’ debt position put it on the brink. A year later things are looking much better. Managing partner Duncan Nicholson reveals how.

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Social Eating House, Soho

Nicky Richmond gets cosy with her friends at the Social Eating House, but comes away disappointed.

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All for one

21-Apr-2014 | By Katy Dowell

Supreme Court president Lord Neuberger’s focus on collegiate working is resulting in fewer dissenting opinions on the bench

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Switzerland: You can dodge, but you can’t hide

21-Apr-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

As Swiss banks wait for the US authorities’ tax evasion spotlight to fall on them, law firms are drafting in extra staff to cope

Turkey Briefing Live: Plane speaking

21-Apr-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

The IMF has slashed its 2014 growth forecast for Turkey from 3.5 to 2.3 per cent. Investors are now hoping the aviation and energy markets will provide some comfort

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Top international firms in London: American pie and chips

14-Apr-2014 | By Lucy Burton

While some US firms had a rougher ride in this year’s survey, the West Coasters have found London a home from home

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Savings energy: Fiona Smith, GC at Nest

21-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Set up to help with pensions auto-enrolment, Nest has gone from start-up to snaring its millionth member in just 18 months, which suits GC Fiona Smith just fine

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London Mining GC: Ground rules

14-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

London Mining GC Rohit Bhoothalingam had to show his grit last year for a legal battle worth more than the company itself

index

In-house interview: Yum! Brands legal chief: Off the menu

7-Apr-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Sarah Nelson Smith, UK legal chief of KFC and Pizza Hut owner Yum! Brands took a fresh approach to panel review

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Novartis

Freshfields and Links partners among 500 lawyers drafted in on GSK JV with Novartis

Partners at Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are among the 500 lawyers to have cashed in on the billion-dollar joint venture between Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

Singapore

Wikborg Rein and Pan Asia Law end Singapore alliance

Norwegian firm Wikborg Rein’s five-year formal law alliance with Singaporean firm Pan Asia Law has come to an end.

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Switzerland: You can dodge, but you can’t hide

As Swiss banks wait for the US authorities’ tax evasion spotlight to fall on them, law firms are drafting in extra staff to cope

Turkey Briefing Live: Plane speaking

The IMF has slashed its 2014 growth forecast for Turkey from 3.5 to 2.3 per cent. Investors are now hoping the aviation and energy markets will provide some comfort

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