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Exclusive: Olswang general counsel Callander departs following CEO appointment

27-May-2015 0:05 am | By Natasha Bernal

Olswang general counsel Simon Callandar is leaving the firm following a series of management changes, The Lawyer can reveal.

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Challenger bank Hampshire Trust hires first director of legal from CAF

27-May-2015 0:01 am | By Joanne Harris

Challenger bank Hampshire Trust Bank has hired Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) director of legal Ann Doan as its first director of legal and compliance.

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Exclusive: Linklaters in talks to introduce gated equity in lockstep overhaul

26-May-2015 0:03 am | By Tabby Kinder

Linklaters is once again mulling a shake-up of its lockstep with plans to introduce gates to equity “discussed widely” at the firm’s partner conference in Edinburgh in April, according to insiders.

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Charter and Time Warner Cable turn to raft of US firms for $78m merger

26-May-2015 5:33 pm | By Rachel Moloney

A raft of US firms are representing Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable (TWC) as the pair merge in a $78.7bn deal. 

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European firms report record turnover as Continent bounces back

25-May-2015 0:03 am

Revenue and profits were up across much of the Continent last year as the European 100 gained a new top-ranked firm, France’s Fidal.

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Quinn Emanuel launches in Shanghai with white collar Kirkland hire

26-May-2015 11:28 am | By Natasha Bernal

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is set to launch an office in Shanghai through the hire of Kirkland & Ellis’ Asia government enforcement and investigations head Samuel Williamson.

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Pearson’s Tellmann: alternative providers "will threaten the in-house world"

26-May-2015 0:02 am | By Natasha Bernal

In-house roles will be the next target for low-cost alternative legal service providers, according to Pearson general counsel Bjarne Tellmann.

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Weightmans turnover rises 2.5 per cent to record £89m

26-May-2015 0:01 am | By Jonathon Manning

Weightmans has announced a continued rise in turnover of 2.5 per cent, from £87m to £89.2m for the 2014/15 financial year.

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Bernie Ecclestone drafts in HSF and five-silk team on £1bn HMRC bill judicial review

25-May-2015 0:02 am | By Tabby Kinder

Herbert Smith Freehills has applied for permission to seek judicial review against HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for its client Bernie Ecclestone over his £1bn tax bill.

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EY plans Manchester growth around former Addleshaws managing partner

22-May-2015 1:02 pm | By Jonathon Manning

EY has announced the appointment of two partners from Addleshaw Goddard, including former managing partner Paul Devitt, in a bid to develop a Manchester legal services offering.

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Shakespeares and SGH Martineau confirm June merger

22-May-2015 11:23 am | By Jonathon Manning

Midlands firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau have confirmed they will complete their merger on 15 June, less than three months after the two announced they were in talks.

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The Lawyer partners with Mind to launch employee wellness report

22-May-2015 9:37 am | By Richard Simmons

The Lawyer and Lawyer 2B have teamed up with sister publication Employee Benefits and mental health charity Mind to produce an in-depth report into how law firms incentivise and engage staff through their remuneration and benefits strategies.

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Linklaters' NQ pay falls behind Slaughter and May's

22-May-2015 9:00 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Linklaters has released its pay bands for junior lawyers during 2015/16, leaving newly-qualified (NQ) pay lagging slightly behind their peers at Hogan Lovells and Slaughter and May.

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Editor's Picks

Catrin Griffiths

Floating your boat

Everyone thought Irwin Mitchell would be doing it soon, but it looks as if Gateley will beat the national firm to the punch. Gateley is actively preparing an IPO. It’s notable not least because Gateley – unlike Irwin Mitchell and Slater & Gordon, the Aussie-listed company that took over RJW three years ago – is not a personal injury outfit. Will Gateley genuinely be the pathfinder for commercial law firms?

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Getting to grips with corporate contracts

26-May-2015

Contractual blind spots affect not only general counsel, but whole companies too.

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Hot 100 alumni: Andrew Edge, Stephenson Harwood

Stephenson Harwood partner Andrew Edge was featured in 2012’s Hot 100 after a string of deals in the pharmaceutical sector. While many of these client relationships still stand, the situation has changed slightly, with Edge now in charge of the firm’s 76-strong corporate team.

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Greenberg Traurig CEO: "Our days of London growth aren't over"

22-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Some six years after launching in London, Greenberg Traurig’s CEO Richard Rosenbaum is convinced that the City is the key to making the firm the world’s top legal real estate brand.

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The Lawyer GC Strategy Summit: GCs need to realise their power

26-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Term ‘lawyer’ no longer describes the GC role in business, says top CEO

The Lawyer Eats

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The Wild Rabbit, Kingham

“Can I have some of the vegetable curry”, said the man next to me at the Farmers’ Market. The voice sounded familiar. “Oh and some of the rice too, please”. I looked sideways. It was David Cameron.

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Star legal writers in the employment sector

26-May-2015

This week’s most-read briefings writers from TheLawyer.com are drawn from the employment sector. 

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European firms report record turnover as Continent bounces back

25-May-2015

Revenue and profits were up across much of the Continent last year as the European 100 gained a new top-ranked firm, France’s Fidal.

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Money

Weightmans turnover rises 2.5 per cent to record £89m

26-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Weightmans has announced a continued rise in turnover of 2.5 per cent, from £87m to £89.2m for the 2014/15 financial year.

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Dentons posts UKMEA PEP rise of 23 per cent to £502,000

20-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Dentons is reporting a rise in both revenue and profit for its UK, Middle East and Africa (UKMEA) operations for the 2014/15 financial year, with average profit per equity partner (PEP) up 23 per cent to £502,000.

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In-house interview: Bjarne Tellmann, Pearson

26-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Bjarne Tellmann has rebooted publisher Pearson’s in-house legal team, redesigned the entire legal function and reduced the legal team’s budget, and he shows no sign of slowing down yet…

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In-house interview: Chris Newby, AIG

18-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

He’s been AIG EMEA general counsel for only three years, but Chris Newby’s already overseen one sponsorship deal, two rebrands and three panel reviews.

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In-house interview: Nick Maltby, Genomics England

11-May-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Genomics England relies on its GC to build the support systems so it can revolutionise patient care

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Shanghai

Quinn Emanuel launches in Shanghai with white collar Kirkland hire

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is set to launch an office in Shanghai through the hire of Kirkland & Ellis’ Asia government enforcement and investigations head Samuel Williamson.

London

Greenberg Traurig CEO: "Our days of London growth aren't over"

Some six years after launching in London, Greenberg Traurig’s CEO Richard Rosenbaum is convinced that the City is the key to making the firm the world’s top legal real estate brand.

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European firms report record turnover as Continent bounces back

Revenue and profits were up across much of the Continent last year as the European 100 gained a new top-ranked firm, France’s Fidal.

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International Top 30 Firms in London 2015: the executive summary

This year’s International Top 30 reveals a market in excellent health. As this executive summary of the report shows, taking just revenues alone, these firms’ finances have gone through the roof.

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Top 10 stories: 15-21 May

22-May-2015

International firms in London, the magic circle and big litigation were the key themes in last week’s top 10 stories on TheLawyer.com.

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